Thirty-four students from WVU will take part in the 16th annual Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol in Charleston next week, including Grace Nowicki from the School of Public Health.
More than 90 students from 15 institutions, including WVU, are participating in the event on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 in the Capitol Rotunda.
The event allows undergraduate students to present their discoveries in poster format and talk to legislators about their findings. The projects are original scholarly works, and the presenters design posters for a general audience.
Nowicki – a Scottdale, WV, native – will present her research, "Highlighting the Prevalence of Cardiovascular Risks Among Appalachian Children with Disabilities.” Her research mentor is Lesley Cottrell, director of the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities and faculty member in the School of Public Health's Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
From 2016 to 2017, the West Virginia University Health Research Center evaluated the business impact of the Mon River Trails System, which is a network of 48 miles of trails in North Central West Virginia. Christiaan Abildso, assistant professor and the Center's program director, recently spoke with WBOY-TV about their efforts.
More girls and young women are committing suicide; targeted prevention efforts may help save them, says WVU researcher
Teenage girls and young women are increasingly likely to commit suicide, said West Virginia University researcher John Campo. In particular, the rates at which they die by hanging and suffocation have risen markedly. These were the findings of a study he and his colleagues carried out recently. Their findings appear in JAMA Network Open.
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.