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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.
July 19, 2012: Officials and friends joined The University of Virginia’s College at Wise today to break ground on a long-anticipated project that solidifies the College’s commitment to supporting and encouraging health and wellness on campus and in Southwest Virginia.
The $8.3 million project, made possible by a generous gift from the Richard and Leslie Gilliam Foundation, will include a new 11,000 square foot addition to the C. Bascom Slemp Student Center’s existing fitness center and the renovation of 5,833 square feet of the Fred B. Greear Gymnasium.
April 2012: The Blueprint for Entrepreneurial Growth and Economic Prosperity in Southwest Virginia, a community-based initiative designed to promote entrepreneurial activity in the region, has been released. The Healthy Appalachia Institute assisted in the development of the entrepreneurship Blueprint, which was modeled after The Blueprint for Health Improvement and Health-enabled Prosperity.
A symposium on telehealth nursing in rural Southwest Virginia featured ten speakers who presented on a variety of topics. The March 31st "Symposium to Advance Rural Telehealth Nursing" was held on the campus of UVa-Wise, hosted by the Healthy Appalachia Institue and the UVa-Wise Department of Nursing.