Sept. 11, 4 p.m., Health Sciences Center - Okey Patteson Auditorium
This season’s Festival of Ideas at WVU addresses topics at the forefront of the American conversation—from suicide prevention and genetically engineered food to civic engagement and why we should resist hate with free speech instead of censorship.
The series begins on Sept. 11 at 4 p.m. at the Health Sciences Center – Okey Patteson Auditorium with John Campo, MD, highlighting the public health realities of suicide across the lifespan and the rural-urban continuum, as well as the mismatch between the enormous societal impact of suicide and our investment in prevention. The relevance of access to health and mental health services and selected suicide prevention strategies will be reviewed, with special emphasis on prevention efforts targeting rural populations.
Dr. Campo is chief behavioral wellness officer, assistant dean for behavioral health and professor of behavioral medicine and psychiatry at WVU and the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute.
The West Virginia Center for End-of-Life Care’s e-Directive Registry recently crossed a milestone by receiving 100,000 forms. Typically, the Center receives between 40 to 80 forms per day or about 1,000 to 1,500 per month.
An initiative to combat the rise of hepatitis C infections has launched in West Virginia. A five-year program called HepConnect launched Wednesday at West Virginia University. Several experts convened including Clay Marsh, M.D., WVU Health Sciences vice president and executive dean as a keynote speaker.
Ali Rezai, M.D., who leads WVU's Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute traveled to Toronto last month to speak at Collision, the largest technology conference in North America which attracted over 25,000 attendees across three days.