Sept. 11, 4 p.m., Health Sciences Center - Okey Patteson Auditorium
This season’s Festival of Ideas at WVU addresses topics at the forefront of the American conversation—from suicide prevention and genetically engineered food to civic engagement and why we should resist hate with free speech instead of censorship.
The series begins on Sept. 11 at 4 p.m. at the Health Sciences Center – Okey Patteson Auditorium with John Campo, MD, highlighting the public health realities of suicide across the lifespan and the rural-urban continuum, as well as the mismatch between the enormous societal impact of suicide and our investment in prevention. The relevance of access to health and mental health services and selected suicide prevention strategies will be reviewed, with special emphasis on prevention efforts targeting rural populations.
Dr. Campo is chief behavioral wellness officer, assistant dean for behavioral health and professor of behavioral medicine and psychiatry at WVU and the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – No state has been hit as hard by the ongoing opioid epidemic as West Virginia. The Mountain State continues to lead the nation in drug overdose death rates. Going hand in hand with the opioid crisis and intravenous drug use, West Virginia has also seen increases in infectious diseases like HIV and hepatitis B and C.
Treating a stubborn blood disease that strikes children may come down to tweaking energy production in stem cells, suggests research out of West Virginia University.
WVU School Associate Professor Steve Davis recently spoke with WV Public Broadcasting's Roxy Todd about his recent study that reveals the fear of arrest may be preventing some people from using syringe exchanges. Listen to the interview online.