Restoring Health Through Community.
The Healthy Appalachia Institute’s mission is to improve the health, education, environment and prosperity for residents of central Appalachia by collaborating across communities and organizations, generating and implementing new ideas, and engaging the social, economic and scientific issues that exist at the interface of health and the Appalachian culture.
U.S. Attorney for Western Virginia Timothy J. Heaphy has released "Prescription Drug Abuse in Southwest Virginia: Recommendations from the Summitt, November 14, 2012," with assistance from the Healthy Appalachia Insttute, the University of Virginia and Radford University. Click here for the complete report.
Six UVa-Wise students have been selected as 2013-2014 Healthy Appalachia Student Fellows. Each of the six students will work with a faculty mentor on a research project or internship. Topics include thyroid disease, cancer and health and outdoor recreation. One student, Laura Stamper, has been selected as the HAI Global Health Scholar and will join U.Va.'s Center for Global Health in Africa this summer. For a list of the student fellows, mentors and topics, click here.
Meghan Mullins, a 2012-2013 Healthy Appalachia Student Fellow, has been selected to present a poster session at the 2013 National Conference of Undergraduate Research, April 11-13, 2013, at the University of Wisconson - La Crosse. Mullins is pictured at left with her faculty mentor, Walter Smith, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology at UVa-Wise.