Blue Zones Project is a community well-being initiative designed to unite our worksites, grocery stores, restaurants, schools and residents toward one common goal: making healthy choices easier.
Join Blue Zones Project Wednesday, Nov. 14, for a presentation by national speaker Nick Buettner about improving well-being across campus. Meet members of the Blue Zones team and other WVU faculty, staff, and students invested in changing the culture of health.
The Food and Friends @ 5 Celebration will be held from 5:00 to 7 p.m. at the Erickson Alumni Center. Refreshments and healthy snacks will provided.
RSVP for the Blue Zones Project community transformation presentation: https://go.bluezonesproject.com/wvu
West Virginia University first site to launch clinical trial utilizing non-opioid micropellet implant for chronic pain
As part of an ongoing commitment to battle opioid addiction, the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (RNI) at West Virginia University today (Nov. 15) marked a major milestone, enrolling the first patient in a randomized clinical trial that will test the effectiveness of an injectable non-opioid, non-steroid micropellet to treat sciatica.
Assistant Professor Steve Davis recently spoke with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about needle exchange programs and the obstacles faced when trying to research their effectiveness. Davis is a faculty member in the WVU School of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy, Management, and Leadership.
WVU in the News: Innes' research looks to meditation and music in altering blood markers of Alzheimer’s disease
A research team led by Dr. Kim Innes, a professor in the West Virginia University School of Public Health, has found that a simple meditation or music listening program may alter certain biomarkers of cellular aging and Alzheimer’s Disease in older adults who are experiencing memory loss.