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Meeting of the Minds: Appalachian Poverty

Multidisciplinary panel on Appalachian poverty and the impact on health outcomes

Friday, March 17, 2017

The Health Disparities Mountain of Excellence has transformed into the Mountaineer Health Initiative.
We are hosting a multidisciplinary panel on Appalachian poverty and its impact on health outcomes, which will be moderated by WVU Provost Joyce McConnell.
Objectives are to examine the issue from different perspectives and determine the role
WVU can play in providing meaningful solutions.
Panelists include:
  • Valarie Blake, J.D., WVU College of Law
  • Rita Colistra, Ph.D., WVU Reed College of Media
  • Lynne Cossman, Ph.D., WVU Eberly College of Arts and Sciences (Sociology)
  • John Deskins, Ph.D., WVU College of Business and Economics
  • Clay Marsh, M.D., WVU School of Medicine and Health Sciences Center
  • Travis Stimeling, Ph.D., WVU College of Creative Arts (Music)
  • David Weissman, M.D., WVU School of Medicine and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Time for Q&A and networking will follow the panel presentation.
Please RSVP to Rick Remish at
Wednesday, March 29
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
The Erickson Alumni Center Salon A-B
Hosted by the Mountaineer Health Initiative and WVCTSI
Event Date: 03/29/2017 from 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
For more information: RSVP Rick Remish at WVCTSI