WVU School of Public Health takes over workplace health major as scope of occupational health hazards broadens to include infectious diseases

As COVID-19 and its variants continue to spread throughout the country, workplace safety has taken on a new meaning. West Virginia University’s Master of Science in Industrial Hygiene, newly moved to the WVU School of Public Health, is designed to help students address modern day occupational health issues as they gain the ability to anticipate, evaluate and control occupational health hazards.

Too much, too little or just right: WVU researchers study proper ‘dosing’ of telehealth

West Virginia University researcher Jennifer Mallow and her colleagues completed a systematic review of studies that dealt with telehealth and chronic conditions. They found that—in general—telehealth services benefitted patients more if they continued for about a year, rather than ending after six months or so. But perhaps their most significant finding was just how much we have left to discover.

WVU’s top seniors named, eight honored with 2021 Order of Augusta

An international student who has immersed himself in the “cultural heartbeat” of his new community, a first-generation student graduating with a cumulative 4.0 grade-point average who had no access to high school college-prep courses and a Black woman who aspires to bridge the gap between research and clinical care to improve health disparities are among the graduating seniors to receive West Virginia University’s highest student honor, the Order of Augusta. These eight students are among 50 named WVU Foundation Outstanding Seniors.

WVU provides a look forward for fall 2021 semester

West Virginia University’s fall 2021 semester begins on Wednesday, Aug. 18. While many public health guidelines will remain in effect, there is much hope that we can return to a vibrant campus environment. Our priority for the fall semester is simple: We want to ensure in-person instruction for our students so they can enjoy the full college experience.

WVU students use skills in cybersecurity exercise with W. Va. National Guard, Polish allies

In mid-April, West Virginia University students were given the opportunity to participate in an international, multi-agency cyber competition, Locked Shields. This out-of-classroom exercise enabled students to use the skills they’ve learned in everything from engineering to cybersecurity, media and law in one of the most complex, technical, live-fire challenges in the world.

Pediatric ICU stay can be scary, lonely experience—for parents

When children are admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit, the experience can be sad, scary and lonely for both them and their parents. New research led by Brad Phillips—a doctoral student in the WVU School of Nursing—indicates that young, single parents with low incomes and limited post-secondary education may feel especially lonely and lack emotional support when their children are admitted to a pediatric ICU.