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Upcoming Events

WVCTSI offering Master Class on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) on June 7-8

WVCTSI will host a special two-day Master Class on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for public health, clinical, and policy research. During day one of this event, attendees will hear from a nationwide group of experts presenting their research and ideas that will give attendees the opportunity to see how broadly these methodologies can be applied. Day one will conclude with a networking event where participants can share ideas and discuss priority areas.


·     Frank Annie, PhD, FACC – Research Scientist (Department of Cardiology) and Medical Geographer CAMC Institute for Academic Medicine 

·     Rajib Paul, PhD, Associate Professor at University of North Carolina Charlotte, Department of Public Health Sciences

·     Sonikpreet Aulakh, MD, Assistant Professor at WVU, School of Medicine Department of Neuroscience

·     Brian Witrick, PhD, Clemson University 

Day two will be a workshop covering basic map making and use of cluster and drive time analyses. Attendees will also create their own GIS powered web-based applications that will be usable on nearly all smart devices. 

This event will take place from 12 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7 and from 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8. Anyone interested can register here or at the link below. Attendees have the option to attend in person or remotely via Zoom. Any questions can be directed to Kerri Rogers at 

Past Events

Substance Use and Recovery Research Collaborator Event

What: Presentations from members of the Substance Use and Recovery Research Group. 

Where: In-person, Advanced Engineering Research Building, Room 120 

When: April 12th, 2022 from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm. 

Dr. Brian Hendricks

  • Indicators of potentially inappropriate opioid prescribing and their contribution to odds of fatal opioid overdose at the community level from 2015 to 2021 

Drs. Allie Karshenas and Johnathan Sherman

  • The Extended Reality Applications and Research Developments at WVU 

Substance Use Networking and Project Development Event

What: We will hear an update from two research teams on their projects and then break out into small group discussion interest groups. Come and connect with colleagues across the institution working in this arena.

Drs. Helen Hartnett and Carrie Rishel

  • The HRSA funded The Rural Integrated Behavioral Health Training program  

Dr. Travis Stimeling

  • Book Discussion: “The Opioid Epidemic and US Culture: Expression, Art, and Politics in an Age of Addiction”


Funding Opportunities