WVU Healthcare - WVU researcher takes part in a joint U.S.-Canadian effort to create safer work environments for youth
5/30/2013 4:38:42 PM
Kimberly Rauscher, Sc.D., an assistant professor in the WVU Department of Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences, co-edited the report “Health and Safety of Young Workers: Proceedings of a U.S. and Canadian Series of Symposia” with Carol Runyan, Ph.D., M.P.H., professor of epidemiology and director of the Pediatric Injury Prevention, Education and Research Program at the Colorado School of Public Health, John Lewko, Ph.D., of Laurentian University, and Dawn Castillo, M.P.H., of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). [Read More...
WV Public Broadcasting - Appalachian traffic fatality rates higher than in rest of country, study says
5/24/2013 10:50:36 AM
Appalachian traffic fatality rates higher than in rest of the country, study says. Dr. Matao Zhu
, at the WVU Injury Research Control Center
, says road quality is a concern. [Read More...
The Suicide Epidemic - Newsweek
5/22/2013 12:43:21 PM
This spring, suicide news paraded down America’s front pages and social-media feeds, led by a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which called self-harm “an increasing public health concern.” Although the CDC revealed grabby figures—like the fact that there are more deaths by suicide than by road accident—the effort prompted only a tired spasm of talk about aging baby boomers and life in a recession.
We blew past an even bigger milestone revealed in November, when a study lead by Ian Rockett
, an epidemiologist at West Virginia University, showed that suicide had become the leading cause of “injury death” in America. As the CDC noted again this spring, suicide outpaces the rate of death on the road—and for that matter anywhere else people accidentally harm themselves.
Legal Examiner - Texting and Driving Injuries Rise
5/22/2013 12:40:48 PM
As states take measures to keep drivers from texting and talking while driving, a new report from researchers at the West Virginia University School of Public Health
concludes that the laws probably aren't having much impact on the number of injuries caused by distracted driving. “Keeping an Eye on Distracted Driving,” appears in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The paper was co-authored by Jeffrey H. Cohen, M.D., interim dean of the WVU School of Public Health
, and Motao Zhu, M.D., Ph.D.
Both study public health and safety topics through WVU’s Injury Control Research Center.
ASPH Friday Letter - SOPHAS Site Visits at West Virginia University and Georgia State University
5/17/2013 12:47:45 PM
SOPHAS site visits to introduce the centralized application system to faculty and staff from CEPH-accredited schools and programs continue. [Read More...