SPH News is a compilation of news articles from the WVU School of Public Health, as well as links to external publications, newscasts and websites that mention our school and the accomplishments of our students and faculty members. The School of Public Health has no control of the content of external websites.
WVU research suggests BPA may contribute to diabetes (1)
12/25/2011 1:35:51 PM
Adults with higher levels in their urine of a chemical that’s commonly found in food and beverage packaging could be at increased risk of developing diabetes, according to new research from Anoop Shankar, an epidemiologist and associate professor in the WVU Department of Community Medicine.
BOH takes smoke-ban input
12/21/2011 3:29:39 PM
WVU Research Assistant Professor Michael McCawley spoke to the committee about the health hazards that smoking in public areas poses.
Special Report: Health Impacts of Shale Gas Boom Still Unproven
12/4/2011 12:19:08 PM
Some numbers provided at the Pittsburgh conference by Carl Werntz, DO, MPH, an occupational health specialist at West Virginia University in Morgantown, and derived from industry publications, hint at the scale of these activities.
Eating canned food can get you toxic bisphenol A
11/23/2011 9:42:05 AM
and S. Teppala
of West Virginia University School of Medicine
in Morgantown, West Virginia reported in Sept 28, 2011 issue of Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism that urinary BPA levels were inversely associated with risk of diabetes mellitus. [Read More...
Professor: Methane Spike Seen Near Drilling Activity
11/19/2011 9:38:09 AM
, professor of community medicine
, said he has seen various injuries suffered by those working on gas drilling sites, ranging from head trauma to amputations. [Read More...
‘I will fight for our state’s coal industry’
11/14/2011 2:43:37 PM
Not so long ago, Gov. Tomblin was promising an open door policy — “frank and honest discussions” — once he took office. Perhaps the governor could start by taking a lengthy meeting with someone like Michael Hendryx
, who could tell him about the West Virginia University
coal mining health studies, of pulling together some climate-change experts to talk about coal’s contributions to the greenhouse gas buildup in the atmosphere. [Read More...
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute - News Bulletin
11/11/2011 11:35:59 AM
Dr. Anoop Shankar
has been appointed Director of the Center on Aging, our university “parent.” He has been on the faculty of the Department of Community Medicine for the past few years. We welcome him. [Read More...
WVU researchers develop online prognostic tool for lung cancer
11/9/2011 1:32:48 PM
Cancer Center researchers led by Lan Guo, PhD
, have created an online prognostic tool, Personalized Rx, aimed at helping lung cancer doctors accurately estimate patient outcomes and determine the best course of treatment on a patient-by-patient basis. [Read More...
BPA Again Tied to Diabetes Risk
10/20/2011 1:43:11 PM
"Since BPA measurements as well as diabetes diagnosis were conducted at the same time, we cannot say for sure that BPA exposure preceded diabetes development," lead researcher Dr. Anoop Shankar
, of the West Virginia University School of Medicine
, said in an email. [Read More...
WVU: Unworthy request
10/12/2011 3:06:51 PM
Some of the most notable research coming out of WVU right now is by Dr. Michael Hendryx
, an associate professor in the WVU Medical School
's Department of Community Medicine
. In the past four years, he has co-written 19 papers on illnesses afflicting families near coal mines. Coal industry leaders -- big backers of WVU – criticize his findings and try to discredit him. [Read More...