“Unseen Morgantown” is a photovoice project produced by WVU’s Injury Control Research Center (ICRC) and Milan Puskar Health Right. Photovoice is a method through which individuals use photographs to document their lived experiences and act as potential catalysts for social change. For the past nine weeks, Health Right clients have been learning the art of photography and using their cameras to document their lives and surroundings, shedding light on the people, places, and dynamics that often go unseen in the Morgantown community.
The exhibit opens in the Monongalia Arts Center with a reception on Thursday, May 31, 6-8 p.m., and will run through Saturday, June 2, 2018.
The theatre is open Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., and Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The project is co-sponsored by the Monongalia County Prevention Coalition and funded in part by the Harrison County Family Resource Network and Project SUCCESS through a grant from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. WVU ICRC provided matching funds for the project.
Erica Bentley, director of research at the WVU School of Public Health, was recently named to WV Living magazine's list of "Wonder Women" for her commitment to improving West Virginia.
Dr. Geri Dino and the West Virginia Prevention Research Center team have received over $1 million in CDC funding for the continuation of their administrative research core, as well as two other specific projects.
Three West Virginia University School of Public Health faculty members will be part of a $4.8 million Department of Education grant to develop a new West Virginia Family Engagement Center. Associate Professor Alfgeir Kristjansson, Ph.D., and adjunct faculty members Megan Smith and Michael Mann – formerly full-time faculty in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences – will serve as external evaluators for the project.