Most research into young people’s drinking habits focuses on high school and college students, yet middle-schoolers are at a critical age for alcohol-abuse prevention. Alfgeir Kristjansson, an associate professor in the WVU School of Public Health, is studying two potential targets for preventing middle schoolers from using alcohol: caffeine consumption and sleep deprivation.
Pro sports do not translate to increased tourism dollars in terms of hotel demand, based on recent findings by Brad Humphreys, professor, and Adam Nowak, associate professor, of the John Chambers College of Business and Economics.
A West Virginia University School of Medicine researcher is developing an app to train key personnel in rural areas how to identify and report one of the lesser known elements of the opioid epidemic — child sex trafficking.
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences faculty in the C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry are simplifying experiments in mass spectrometry, a method commonly used by chemists, biologists, physicists and forensic scientists for analyzing molecular materials.
Ihsan Berk Tulu, assistant professor of mining engineering, along with Jason Gross, Yu Gu and Guilherme Pereira, from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, are developing an autonomous robotic system to monitor the structural integrity and safety of underground mines.
The West Virginia Health Science and Technology Academy is one avenue that has proven highly effective over its 25 years of operation. The mentorship program reaches out to high school students from backgrounds underrepresented in college—across the state—and encourages them to pursue STEM and health science degrees.
To help further cement its status as a top research institution, the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute has announced the formation of the Clinical Trials Center of Excellence at West Virginia University.
Research led by Ian Rockett, professor emeritus of the West Virginia University School of Public Health, applies a wider lens on how suicides and drug deaths that implicate self-injurious behaviors could be categorized.