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"Excellence in Academics” awarded to MPH Students
5/8/2013 2:54:04 PM
Congratulations to Alan Keenan
and Miheret Yitayew
for receiving the 2013 Excellence in Academics
award for their work in the MPH Program. [Read More...
Department of Epidemiology researcher to lead study on relaxation therapies
5/8/2013 9:08:38 AM
Dr. Kim Innes
, associate professor of Epidemiology, West Virginia University School of Public Health
has been awarded a 3 year grant from the Alzheimers Research and Prevention Foundation
to investigate the possible benefits of 2 simple relaxation therapies for improving memory and related outcomes in adults with early memory loss. [Read More...
New Epidemiology Faculty Member
5/6/2013 9:47:07 AM
Dr. David Parker is an associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health at West Virginia University. He holds a PhD in epidemiology with a focus on biostatistics and health promotion, education and behavior from the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina, an MA in sociology and a BS in psychology from Georgia Southern University. [Read More...
Biostatistics Students Receive Internship Opportunities with Major Corporations
5/6/2013 9:19:40 AM
has recently accepted a summer internship at the Emmes Corporation, a Contract Research Organization (CRO) in Rockville, MD, and Mark Riffon
has recently been selected as a summer intern in the Pharmacokinetics Drug Metabolism Department at Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. [Read More...
New Public Health Certificate Program offered in Applied Biostatistics
4/19/2013 12:12:24 PM
On April 12, 2013, the WVU Board of Governors approved the new certificate program in Applied Biostatistics. The Department of Biostatistics designed the program for those who lack formal training in biostatistics and would like to gain skills needed to understand and apply standard statistical techniques.
The entire curriculum will be available both online and in-person (live)
, thus being accessible to individuals from a variety of backgrounds, locations, and experiences. The program will take advantage of existing course technology where courses are taught in a synchronous fashion in which the instructor lectures in-class, and the lecture (along with associated PowerPoint slides or other files, such as SAS programs) is broadcast online. While the lecture is available live during the lecture itself, the video or audio of the lecture is archived and available on the course for access at any time. All course notes, homework, programs, etc. are available online, and the instructor is available in a number of formats (online chat, email, phone) to accommodate distance-learning students.
Individuals who would be interested in such a Certificate include clinical and translational researchers at varying levels of their career (faculty, fellows, residents, basic scientists) as well as public health practitioners, in the state of West Virginia or beyond. Interested individuals in the program should have a desire to be more self-sufficient with their research, specifically being able to know basic study design principles, analyze their data, and interpret their results.
New Faculty Join HPML
3/19/2013 9:33:51 AM
After a highly competitive search process, the Department of Health Policy, Management, and Leadership is proud to welcome two new faculty. We are fortunate to have Dr. Warren Eller joining us May 1, 2013, and Dr. Lauri Andress joining us June 1, 2013, as part of our team! It is with great excitement and anticipation that HPML welcomes them. [Read More...
wtrf.com - Researchers Begin To Study Air Quality Near Ohio County Drilling Sites
12/7/2012 4:18:18 PM
- Dr. Michael McCawley
of the School of Public Health
, Department of Occupational & Environmental Health
at West Virginia University, will be working locally with Dr. Somu Chattejee, Regional Epidemiologist from the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department and Ohio County Health Officer Dr. William Mercer. [Read More...
Autumn’s arrival shouldn’t halt exercise routine
9/30/2012 8:00:00 AM
Don’t let fall put the fail in your fitness routine, say local exercise experts. Changing leaves and cooler temperatures may be looming over your outdoor workout, not to mention the impending holiday feasts, but in reality, your exercise routine doesn’t need to fall by the wayside as we enter autumn, said Bill Reger-Nash
, professor emeritus of the School of Public Health
at WVU. [Read More...
Researchers in the Department of Biostatistics receive two grants
9/5/2012 3:26:27 PM
Researchers in the Department of Biostatistics receive a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and from the American Heart Association.
WVCTSI Gets Funded
9/5/2012 3:08:06 PM
The Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University has been awarded a $19.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that will be used to address the health issues that most commonly affect West Virginians.