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Practice Based Ed & Service Learning radio spot - March 10, 2022
April Kaull: At West Virginia University, mountaineers go first.
April Kaull: I'm here with Diane Gross from the School of Public Health. And Diane, thanks for being with us. You are in charge of practice-based education and service learning. What exactly does that mean?
Diane Gross: A program to let students interact and learn by doing out in the real world. We try and find projects that students can work with public health entities from the local, state, national health institutions, as well as charities and organizations that have a public health component as part of their work.
April Kaull: How is that different from maybe other public health programs across the country and why is that so important for public health education, especially right now?
Diane Gross: Two reasons. One, it is a way for our students in the university to give back to the communities. It also allows us to use this opportunity of COVID and the response as a teaching experience for students. Unfortunately, we will have emerging diseases on and on and public health has to respond to it. So students actually right now, have a great opportunity to just learn by watching what's going on around them.
April Kaull: What is public health all about and what would your advice be to someone if they think they're interested?
Diane Gross: It is about health for the public, from nutrition to occupational health, to outbreak investigation, to designing programs, to people to live healthy. Come on over to Health Sciences Center, we'll be happy to talk to you about the program and about all your options.
April Kaull: So let's go. Follow our story on wvutoday.wvu.edu.
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