The Newsletter for Marshall University                                 January 3, 2018

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Inaugural Maier Professor and Director of Addiction Sciences named

Daniel Langleben, M.D., a highly regarded addiction psychiatry specialist and a federally funded researcher with the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, has been named the inaugural Maier Professor and Director of Addiction Sciences at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. The professorship, the result of a $1.25 million gift from the Maier Foundation, will support …

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Marshall Libraries and Online Learning, Information Technology to host Tech Up sessions Jan. 3 and 10

Marshall University students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a Tech-up Open House today (Wednesday, Jan. 3) or Wednesday, Jan. 10, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Drinko Library 138 on the Huntington campus. The session will help participants brush up on their technology skills in navigating the library’s electronic resources and services and using Blackboard through MUOnLine. Information …

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Provost search update: open forums to take place Jan. 9-10

Dr. Gayle Ormiston, who has served as provost for 10 years, announced in late September he would be stepping down at the end of the academic year to join the philosophy faculty. At the Marshall University Board of Governors regular bi-monthly meeting Dec. 20 on the Huntington campus, members received an update on the search for the university’s next provost. …

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Michelle Alford receives John Marshall Service Award

Michelle Alford, Library Information Systems Technician in the Drinko Library, is the most recent recipient of the John Marshall Service Award. The award was presented by President Gilbert at the monthly open house Dec. 6. Alford was nominated by Amber Bentley, academic counselor in University College. “In Fall 2014, with funding from Academic Affairs, staff from University College implemented the …

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Biology professor part of international research team studying Sumatran rhinos

The Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) is one of the most threatened mammals on earth. By 2011, only about 200 of the rhinos were thought to remain living in the wild. Now, an international team of researchers, including Marshall University biology professor Dr. Herman Mays Jr., has sequenced and analyzed the first Sumatran rhino genome from a sample belonging to a …

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Faculty member honored by the Society for Classical Studies

The Society for Classical Studies has presented Marshall Associate Professor Dr. E. Del Chrol with its Award for Excellence in Teaching of Classics at the college level. His teaching features “a deep commitment to and patent skills in pedagogy, conceived very broadly, including also a wide range of presentations on pedagogical issues,” as noted by the society. As noted by …

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Vega family establishes scholarship for Marshall medical students

Michael E. Vega, M.D., and his wife, Paula, have established an endowed scholarship at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine in memory of his parents, Dr. Elmer T. and Mary M. Vega. Elmer Vega was the first board-certified anesthesiologist in the area, performing the region’s first epidural anesthetic. He helped pioneer the open-heart surgery program at St. …

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Marshall University Foundation announces Max D. Lederer Scholarship

The Marshall University Foundation Inc. has announced the Max D. Lederer Scholarship to benefit full-time undergraduate and graduate students. Lederer, a 1982 graduate of the university’s political science program, currently serves as board president for the Marshall University Alumni Association. He said he decided to establish this scholarship because it is important that those who have had the benefit of …

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Marshall School of Medicine scholarship honors longtime professor, alumna

The Honorable Judge Dan O’Hanlon has established a new endowed scholarship at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine in honor of his wife, Kathleen M. O’Hanlon, M.D. Dr. O’Hanlon is a professor and clerkship director in the department of family and community health at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. After watching her father care for …

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Marshall to help community college students gain new opportunities to further education

Marshall University last month signed an agreement with the nine members schools of the West Virginia Community and Technical College System (CTCS) to help students further their education. The agreement allows students at any of the system’s community and technical colleges to continue their education to receive a Regents Bachelor of Arts (R.B.A.) degree from Marshall. Marshall will accept students …

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Marshall University Foundation establishes Marc E. Williams Scholarship

Attorney and Marshall alumnus Marc E. Williams has established a renewable scholarship for full- or part-time undergraduate and graduate students in good academic standing. Williams, a 1982 graduate of Marshall, said the university gave him a start in his professional life. “The education that I received and the leadership lessons that I learned at Marshall made it possible for me …

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Schools of medicine and pharmacy team with Cabell Huntington Hospital on pilot grants program

Pilot research grants totaling $200,000 have been awarded to four health sciences research teams at Marshall University, with each team composed of one faculty member from the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and one faculty member from the Marshall University School of Pharmacy.  The Health Collaborative Grants program was established to promote joint biomedical research projects between …

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Marshall University Foundation establishes Charles and Victoria Rappold Scholarship

The Charles and Victoria Rappold Scholarship has been established as a renewable scholarship for West Virginia residents who are undergraduate students in good academic standing. The Rappolds say they established the scholarship because they wanted to help West Virginia students have some of the same opportunities they have had in life. “Our primary reason for giving to Marshall is that …

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Health sciences students chosen for competitive service program awards

Five Marshall University students have been selected to receive competitive awards ranging from $15,000-$30,000 from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (WVHEPC) as part of a program designed to help keep health professionals in the Mountain State. The West Virginia Health Sciences Service Program, available to graduating physicians, dentists, nurse educators, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, physical therapists, physician …

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Marshall providing monitoring and assessment support to opioid epidemic Quick Response Team

Marshall is providing key support for a collaborative effort among law enforcement, medical care providers, mental health agencies and university researchers to bring a rapid response to the opioid epidemic in Huntington. The Quick Response Team (QRT), a multifaceted and multidisciplinary team that provides support to individuals within 72 hours of experiencing a drug overdose, is already showing early successes. …

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Marshall staff and students to assist with addiction services organization

Marshall University staff and students will be working to strengthen resources for those fighting addiction through the Soul Searching for Recovery organization. The students and staff will work on video projects next semester that will highlight the organization’s mission of fighting addiction from all angles. Jody Perry, executive director of the university’s technology services, said students and staff in the …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Jan. 10, 2018. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8.

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