Sarah M. Pritchett
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312,

After 4 p.m.
Office: 304-384-5211
Cell: 304-320-6405

March 14, 2022


ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University has received a mini grant from the American College Health Association to conduct a lecture series to promote factual information on COVID-19 Vaccination. The first presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, March 15, 2022 and will feature Dr. Brad Price as the speaker.

Dr. Price’s presentation will begin at 1 p.m. in Room 304 of the Rahall Technology Center. The general public is invited to join the Concord campus community in attending this event at no charge. Masks are still required indoors on the Concord University campus for any who plan to attend.

Dr. Price is an Assistant Professor in the Management Information Systems Department in West Virginia University’s John Chambers College of Business and Economics, where he is responsible for teaching statistics and machine learning in the Business Data Analytics program.  He is also the Co-Director of the Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design for West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Chief Data Scientist for the Governor of West Virginia’s Joint Interagency Task Force on COVID-19.

He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota School of Statistics, and bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and industrial mathematics and statistics from West Virginia University.  His research is on the intersection of developing new machine learning methods and algorithms and applications in business and health operations.

“We are so excited to have Dr. Price on campus to talk about his education and career experiences and his very important work as the Chief Data Scientist for the Governor of West Virginia’s Joint Interagency Task Force on COVID-19,” stated Dr. Jill Nolan, Associate Professor of Health Education.

The goal of this presentation is to demonstrate examples of careers in health sciences and to provide information on COVID-19 Vaccination, Dr. Nolan said.

For additional information please contact Dr. Jill Nolan at or 304-384-6327.

Please note that the state of the COVID-19 pandemic and Concord’s adherence to CDC guidelines
 could impact how and if events are held. For the most up-to-date information, always check

Currently, face masks are required for all individuals while in University facilities, regardless of vaccination status. 
In keeping with the CDC guidelines, Concord recommends double-masking. 
Single-ply masks, gators, or vented masks are unacceptable. 

We appreciate your compliance as we do our best to keep students, employees and visitors to campus safe.

Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086, if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.

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