Tagged with " Sociology "
Eberly College researcher works to improve diagnosis speed for rare conditions like the one her child was ‘lucky’ to survive
Professor Katie Corcoran of the WVU Eberly College of Arts and Sciences will analyze national Medicaid data to evaluate how patients’ gender and race affect doctors’ diagnostic accuracy and speed, asking whether marginalized patients with symptoms that aren’t clear cut are more likely to experience diagnostic delays than patients from non-minoritized groups.
Cop-turned-professor pushes for stronger police-community partnerships
Dead from a cocaine overdose, a waitress found in a trendy Wilmington, Delaware neighborhood set the gears in motion for one of James Nolan’s last cases as a vice detective. It also served as the catalyst for his next career investigating different strategies in policing as a West Virginia University sociology professor.
Eberly faculty awarded fellowship grants by the West Virginia Humanities Council
Each year, the organization awards $3,000 grants to a select group of teachers, college faculty and independent scholars to support research and writing projects in the humanities. The 2023 Humanities Council Fellows from Eberly College are Brooke Durham, Enkeshi El-Amin, Sean Lawrence, Austin McCoy, Mason Moseley and Devin Smart.
Calling All Grads to Celebrate at GradFest on May 10th
On May 10, grab your cap and gown and join your fellow Mountaineers on the Downtown area of campus where we'll have activities, giveaways, entertainment and some special guests throughout the day.
Eberly staff members receive 2023 Outstanding Staff Award
Miranda Heitz and Barb Reiprich have been named 2023 recipients of the Eberly College of Arts and Science Outstanding Staff Award.
Three Eberly professors selected for upcoming cohort of Honors College Faculty Fellows
During the 2023-24 academic year, six Honors College Faculty Fellows will help WVU students grow their knowledge in areas of climate change and the environment, communication, youth development and collective violence. Half of them are from Eberly College.
WVU researchers envision police as community partners, not adversaries
West Virginia University sociologists James Nolan and Henry Brownstein hope to shift the primary focus of policing from law enforcement activities, such as making arrests and seizing large quantities of guns and drugs, to helping residents create the conditions in their communities where crime and violence are less likely to thrive.
WVU leads global effort in steering the future of oral health through behavioral, social science lens
There’s much more to having healthy teeth and gums than brushing and flossing. Oral health is central to one’s overall health and quality of life. As Daniel McNeil, a clinical health psychologist, puts it, “oral health is a mirror of overall health.”
Death and religion: ‘Excess deaths’ sweep through Amish and Mennonite communities during COVID-19 pandemic
Sunday church service in Amish country is more than just belting out hymns, reading Bible passages and returning home an hour later to catch a football game or nap.