The Newsletter for Marshall University                                   August 1, 2018

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School of Pharmacy, School of Medicine researchers identify inflammatory biomarkers in T cells

The School of Pharmacy, in collaboration with the School of Medicine Genomics Core, recently released a new study that explores human T cell function under inflammatory conditions. The findings are published in the July 19, 2018, edition of Scientific Reports, an online journal from the publishers of Nature. “Our gene expression analysis of T cells provides many possible targets for …

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School of Medicine researcher receives exploratory NIH funding

A Marshall researcher has received new funding from the National Institutes of Health to explore how tobacco flavorants alter nicotine addiction. Brandon J. Henderson, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the department of biomedical sciences at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, was awarded an Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award (R21) from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and …

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School of Pharmacy appoints Dr. Michael Hambuchen to faculty

The School of Pharmacy welcomes Michael D. Hambuchen, Pharm.D., Ph.D., to its faculty as an assistant professor in the department of pharmaceutical science and research. Hambuchen graduated in 2007 with his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he also completed his doctorate in pharmacology. Prior to …

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President Gilbert to speak at brownfields conference

President Gilbert will give the opening keynote address at the 2018 WV Brownfields Conference  Thursday, Sept. 6, highlighting the work of the WV Forward initiative and the Alliance for Economic Development of Southern West Virginia. WV Forward is an unprecedented collaboration among Marshall University, West Virginia University and the West Virginia Department of Commerce to identify West Virginia’s unique assets and pair them with …

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Singers wanted for Marshall University Choral Union

Marshall’s Choral Union, an ensemble of singers from Marshall and the surrounding Tri-State community, will begin rehearsals for the fall semester at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, in Room 150 of Smith Music Hall. Directed by Deborah Bradley, the Choral Union is open to all singers and rehearses every Monday throughout the semester to prepare for a public concert in …

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Marshall graduate receives Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship has announced its 2017-2018 fellowship winners, and a recent Marshall graduate is included in the national competition’s awardees. Beginning this summer, Monica Stanwick will use the fellowship to attend the Master of Arts in Secondary Education program at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. She graduated from Marshall summa cum laude in May 2018 with a …

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William T. Myers, D.D.S., joins Marshall Dentistry and Oral Surgery

Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall Health and Cabell Huntington Hospital medical and dental staff welcome William T. Myers, D.D.S, to their team of dental providers. Myers, an associate professor in the department of dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, specializes in preventive, restorative and prosthodontic services as well as …

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Foundation recognizes nine at annual service luncheon

The Marshall University Foundation recognized eight employees and one volunteer for reaching milestone years of service at its annual service awards luncheon June 28. Deb Hicks celebrated 50 years of combined service at Marshall University and the foundation. Pam Nibert, executive assistant and human resources coordinator, was recognized for 20 years of service with the Marshall University Foundation. Recognized for …

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Faculty Achievement: Dr. Sasha Zill

The laboratory of Dr. Sasha Zill (including graduate student Christian Harris and medical student Sumaiya Chaudhry) has published  a major paper in the Journal of Neurophysiology.  This work examines how sensing forces in a leg aids in the control of walking. These findings could aid in directing rehabilitation in stroke patients and also could be important in the design of …

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Staff Achievement: Career Education staff receives training in coaching

The Office of Career Education staff, joined by the Office of Student Support Services, completed the NACE Coaching Fundamentals workshop and were awarded certificates of achievement. The NACE Coaching Fundamentals workshop provides coaching strategies and best practices to establish and conduct effective and ethical coaching sessions for clients. Staff members learned strategies to create an environment that supports mutual respect …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Aug. 8, 2018. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, 2018.

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