The West Virginia University School of Public Health is hosting a professional development workshop at 2 p.m. Friday (Nov. 4) in Room 1905, Health Sciences Center North. Faculty, staff, students and alumni are all welcome.

Dr. Melanie C. Page, associate vice president for creative and scholarly activity in the WVU Research Office and a professor in the Department of Psychology, will discuss work-life balance. The name of her presentation is “Exercise Your Maybe: A Discussion of Work-life Integration.”

Page received her doctorate in quantitative psychology from Arizona State University in 1998. Her research interests include girls' and women's achievements in STEM, including career trajectories and decreasing childhood overweight. In her current role, she facilitates faculty in achieving extramural funding and recognition for their work, helping to spotlight WVU and enhancing the state's reputation and development. She is also a wife and a mother to two boys, 13 and 16.

Following her presentation, the School will kick off its Alumni Mentoring Program with an information session at 3:30 p.m. This is a pilot program connecting Master of Public Health students with alumni (This may be expanded to include other students in the future).