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The mission of the West Virginia University School of Public Health is to improve the health of West Virginians through innovation and leadership in education, research and service.
The mission of the West Virginia University School of Public Health is to improve the health of West Virginians through innovation and leadership in education, research and service.

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Michael McCawley, Ph.D. has been selected for membership on the Dust Risk Standing Review Panel for NASA. He's taught at the University since 1981, and has worked on projects such as the toxicity of moon dust and asteroid dust. McCawley was appointed interim chair of the School of Public Health’s Department of Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences in 2012.

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The Department of Health Policy, Management, and Leadership is exceedingly pleased to announce that Dr. Adam Baus has joined the department. He has accepted an appointment as a Research Assistant Professor within the department effective this week. We feel that the SPH is fortunate to be able to keep Adam around and we are delighted that HPML can offer him a home.
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Welcome back students!

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Lauri Andress, assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Leadership, will be presenting on Thursday, September 3rd at 9a.m. at the WV Health Impact Assessment in Charleston, WV.

Come find out how you can utilize HIA to assess impacts to population health during the decision making process.
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Thank you to our new doctoral students who will be serving the community on their first days on campus at the Rosenbaum Family House.

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Motao Zhu, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology, has been awarded an R21 grant for his project, "A Phone App to Reduce Cell Phone Usage among Young Drivers: A Pilot Study." Dr. Zhu is also an Injury Control Research Center faculty affiliate.
The objective of Zhu's study is to test the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a phone app for reducing phone use and high-risk driving events in drivers, ages 18-20. A prospective, randomized, parallel-group, exploratory, three-arm trial will be conducted. They will conduct a process evaluation and estimate preliminary efficacy of the cell phone app in reducing calling, texting and high-risk driving events.
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Check out the speakers the Public Health Dialogues Speaker Series will be hosting this fall!
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