Clinical Associate Professor Michael McCawley, Ph.D., at the West Virginia University School of Public Health told a House subcommittee on Tuesday, April 9, that his research shows mountaintop coal mining creates a health risk to both coal miners and residents who live near such mining sites.
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.