Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The new Charles H. McKown, M.D., Translational Genomic Research Institute at Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine was dedicated in a ceremony yesterday.
Videotaped greetings were given by U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin III and U.S. Representative Nick J. Rahall II. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin was represented by Jacqueline Proctor, his director of communications.
A reception and tours of the facility followed the dedication ceremony.
The Charles H. McKown, M.D., Translational Genomic Research Institute is located on the top floor of the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center. Completed this summer, it includes more than 10,000 square feet of research space and has advanced scientific equipment including a “next-generation” genetic sequencer. Several university researchers already are working at the institute.
In addition to naming the facility after McKown, the medical school has established a scholarship in his honor.
Caption for top photo: From left, Dr. Robert Nerhood, Marshall President Stephen J. Kopp, Dr. Richard Niles and Jacqueline Proctor applaud as Dr. Charles H. McKown prepares to speak during Tuesday’s dedication ceremony.
Caption for bottom photo: A researcher, left, in the new Charles H. McKown, M.D., Translational Genomic Research Institute at Marshall University's Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, talks with a visitor during a tour following the dedication ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 6.
Contact: Ginny Painter, Communications Director, Marshall University Research Corporation, 304.746.1964