MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University School of Public Health will host its annual student poster session on Tuesday, April 30, in the Health Sciences Center’s John E. Jones Conference Center.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. with opening remarks from Nigel Clark, Ph.D., WVU associate vice president for academic strategic planning and professor and George Berry Chair of Engineering in the WVU Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

The poster session, which begins at 6:30 p.m., will feature more than 125 health-related presentations from both undergraduate and graduate students. Classes participating in the session include: Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Gender and Violence, and Environmental Health. Topics range from human trafficking to different types of cancers in men and women, mental health issues and environmental health.

“Every year, the students showcase unique and interesting research. Additionally, they will present the efforts of their service-learning project to Bartlett House,” Ruth Kershner, Ed.D., interim assistant dean for student affairs and professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, said. “We encourage students, faculty, staff and the community to attend and enjoy an evening of discussion and enlightenment about numerous health topics.”

Light refreshments will be served, and the students will be present to discuss their topics and answer questions.
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