West Virginia University’s annual New Faculty Orientation is always a special time to welcome new faculty to our Mountaineer family. Like many things, this year’s event will be a little different. On Wednesday, August 12, 2020, we will host a virtual event for new faculty across all WVU campuses (including Potomac State and WVU Tech) from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (with breaks built-in).
The School of Public Health will hold an All-Hands meeting via Zoom on Thursday, August 13, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Deans Coben and Alexander will share several updates, including details regarding fall semester planning and accreditation.
To assist in preparing faculty and staff for various online teaching modalities, HSC ITS has compiled some helpful information to assist you in preparing for the fall semester. Please review pertinent information below about: Teaching & Delivery Methods:
WVU in the News: Contact tracing efforts that began in Morgantown spreading to rest of state and beyond
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, West Virginia public health entities have been spearheading efforts in contact tracing to meet the state’s specific needs.
On this episode of “What’s Next,” we speak with Andrea Darr from the WV Center for Children’s Justice, Audra Hamrick from the WVU School of Public Health and Cortney Simmons from the WVU Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion about the creation of the new “Handle With Care” guidelines they helped to create. These are designed to help people spot and know when to report the signs of child neglect & abuse.
Join the WVU Research Office in the first of a series of discussions focused on the issues being faced by faculty that normally conduct face-to-face human subjects research, research with now inaccessible populations such as older people or school children, travel restricted research such as international or to now closed archives, and performance based scholarship and creative work.
Walmart Foundation grant to expand access to healthy foods in West Virginia, give boost to state agriculture industry
Fresh, healthy foods can be difficult to find in rural West Virginia communities. This isn’t only evident at the dinner table, its impact shows up at the doctor’s office, too.
Continuing education credits are now available for Contact Tracing and Pandemic Response, an online, self-guided course developed in partnership between the West Virginia University School of Public Health and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Public Health.
The Research Office has created a brief survey to assess SARS-CoV-2 impact on research, scholarship and concerns of our faculty as we move into the fall. All faculty are encouraged to participate. The Research Office will share the results with the colleges.
Eighty leaders of ASPPH member schools and programs of public health on Monday issued an open letter to President Trump, urging him “and the American people to relentlessly focus on science-based interventions to prevent further transmission of the COVID-19 virus. The protection of the American people from the disease must remain our priority.” The letter continued, “The COVID-19 virus is a ruthlessly efficient and determined adversary that forces all segments of society to set aside personal conveniences and expressions of individualism to achieve our shared objective of preventing disease transmission.”