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Dr. Gordon Smith, epidemiologist in the School of Public Health, and his colleagues have received a $1.35 million grant to reduce the impact of substance abuse in three southern coalfield counties.

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WVU, CDC report ‘weeks 0-2’ preliminary results for mask observation study

The School of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported preliminary findings for weeks 0-2 for the seven-week mask observation study launched earlier this month. The purpose of the study is to estimate the percentage of people within the WVU community wearing masks correctly and, ultimately, increase the proportion of people who use masks correctly.

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