For the first time in more than 50 years West Virginia University has created a new school and it's one that could help all West Virginians.
The new School of Public Health welcomed its first students this week.
In addition to offering new degrees for students the school will provide research aimed at improving the health of the state's residents.
All of this is happening at a time when funding is scarce.
The school has started a two-year process to get its accreditation.