WVU Public Health undergraduate student Brittany Smith has been selected to present her research at a national conference later this year. Smith will present "Intimate Partner Relationships and Substance Use Behaviors" at the American Public Health Association's annual meeting and expo in Philadelphia in November.
The Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health sponsors an annual Student Poster Session through the ASPPH sponsored Academic and Practice Linkages in Public Health Caucus (APLPHC) (formerly the Academic Public Health Caucus) during the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Exposition each year.
The poster sessions showcase the excellent scholarship and research of students nominated by local chapters of Delta Omega from CEPH-accredited Schools and Programs of Public Health. This opportunity was created by Delta Omega to encourage and recognize the public health leaders of tomorrow.
To accommodate upgrades and repairs to electrical facilities, there will be a planned power outage at Health Sciences on Sunday, Sept. 22, from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
WVU Health Sciences Center Faculty Development Program will host a series of sessions at noon on Sept. 26.
America’s opioid epidemic will go down in history alongside the Spanish flu, typhoid, polio and AIDS as one of our worst public health disasters. Between 1999 and 2017, almost 218,000 people in the United States died from overdoses connected to prescription opioids, and almost as many more died from overdoses connected to illicit opioids. Of the 70,000 drug overdose deaths in 2017, two-thirds of them were opioid-connected. Deaths continue at the rate of 130 a day.