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Farewell Message

The West Virginia Rural Health Research Center (WVRHRC) was one of six Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) funded rural health research centers across the United States from 2008 through 2013.  It was established at the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center in both its Morgantown and Charleston campuses. The WVRHRC research focus was on rural environments and ways that the environment impacts rural populations. Regrettably, with the conclusion of the HRSA ORHP grant, the WV Rural Health Research Center closed and is no longer operational.             

The WVRHRC wishes to thank all of the individuals who served on our Expert Advisory Group at some point during our operations:

Dr. Gail R. Bellamy
Dr. William Chameides
Dr. Ray Christensen
Dr. Kim Gehle
Daniel Kurland
Dr. William Orem
Dr. Robert O. Valedez

The WVRHRC included many talented personnel who worked diligently to complete the work of the center including:

Dr. Michael Hendryx, Director
Dr. Cynthia Persily, Deputy Director
Matt Armistead
Johnna S. Beane
Hilda Heady
Jay Mason
Sally K. Richardson
Kat White              

Links to reports, issue briefs and other publications for WVRHRC projects can be found on the Projects page of this website (http://publichealth.hsc.wvu.edu/wvrhrc/projects/).       

To reach the previous WVRHRC Director contact Michael  Hendryx via email at hendryx@indiana.edu or by phone 812-856-8875.         

For hard copies of reports or policy briefs, please contact:
Anna Nicoloudakis, Office Administrator
School  of Nursing, Charleston Division
West  Virginia University
Phone: 304-347-1253
Email: anicoloudakis@hsc.wvu.edu