The Newsletter for Marshall University                                      June 5, 2019

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Volunteers needed for 9th annual bike camp

Volunteers are needed for Marshall University’s annual iCanShine bike camp, a program that teaches individuals with disabilities to independently ride a two-wheel bicycle. Offered through a partnership with the non-profit charity iCanShine, the camp uses adapted bicycles, a specialized instructional program and trained professionals to enable individuals with disabilities to learn to ride. This year’s summer program will take place …

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Beech Fork Lodge and Conference Center public meeting to take place June 11

The Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) and the Wayne County Economic Development Authority (WCEDA) are hosting a public meeting to discuss the potential lodge and conference center at Beech Fork State Park. The purpose of this meeting will be to: (1) provide an overview of the history of the project; (2) present recent developments and complementary projects that …

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Fairfield Landing apartments available to faculty, staff

Available August 2019! These furnished apartments for Marshall graduate and professional students also are available to faculty and staff.  Located on the health science campus, steps away from the medical and pharmacy schools. Studio and 2-BR units available, with ALL utilities (including internet and television) and parking included. W/D in every unit. Pet friendly.  Flexible leasing options. Call 304-696-6004 or visit www.marshall.edu/graduatestudenthousing.

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RCBI to offer hands-on coding camps for youth

Students from across the region will learn in-demand computer coding skills during Python Coding Camps at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) in Huntington and South Charleston. Middle and high school students will explore Python coding – the same powerful language behind websites such as YouTube and Dropbox. They will create games and solve puzzles under the guidance of instructor Leeann Hesson, who has a …

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Marshall Dentistry offers teeth whitening discount for employees

Marshall Dentistry and Oral Surgery is offering 30% off its in-chair whitening services for Marshall Health, Marshall University and Cabell Huntington Hospital employees now through Aug. 31, 2019. Tooth discoloration or staining can be caused by food and drink, bad habits, medications, genetics, advancing age and/or trauma. Professional whitening is a fast, easy way to enhance your smile. Our dental team …

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School of Pharmacy to launch new substance use disorder certificate program

The School of Pharmacy has been awarded funding to create a substance use disorder certificate program for professional health care students. “This new program will emphasize interdisciplinary collaboration and equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to provide optimal care for patients with opioid use disorder,” said Gayle A. Brazeau, Ph.D., dean of the school of pharmacy. The project will …

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MU presents research at World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress in Switzerland

Representatives from the School of Physical Therapy presented research last month at the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) held in Geneva, Switzerland, May 10-13, 2019. The World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress is an international conference held biennially, according to Dr. Yi-Po Chiu, associate professor and director of admissions for the school. Chiu presented research at the conference with …

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Marshall to offer online master’s degree in accounting

The Brad D. Smith Graduate School of Business is now offering an online Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) program that mirrors the full-time, on-campus option. Dr. Avi Mukherjee, dean of the Lewis College of Business, said this option will allow for more accounting students and professionals to obtain the required credits to sit for the CPA exam, while gaining …

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Research reveals role of fat storage cells in anti-obesity intervention

New research from a team at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine establishes a role of adipocyte Na/K-ATPase signaling in worsening obesity and its companion diseases, including neurodegeneration and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), that was enhanced by specific targeting of NaKtide, an antagonist of Na/K-ATPase signaling, to the adipocyte. The findings are published in the May 28, 2019, edition of Scientific …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed June 12, 2019. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, June 10, 2019.

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