June 18, 2014

 

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  • Marshall, West Virginia State University sign educational agreement


    West Virginia State University (WVSU) students now have a more direct route to a doctorate in pharmacy from Marshall University thanks to an agreement signed Monday by the schools’ top academic officers. From Marshall, Dr. Gayle L. Ormiston, senior vice president and provost, and Dr. Kevin W. Yingling, dean of the School of Pharmacy, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that defines plans of study that, once completed by WVSU students,  fulfill the prerequisite requirements for the Marshall University School of Pharmacy. Dr. R. Charles Byers, provost and vice president for academic affairs at WVSU, along with Dr. Katherine L. ...
  • Reminder: Men’s Health Fair is today until 1 p.m.


    The PEIA Men’s Health Fair is taking place Wednesday, June 18, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the Memorial Student Center plaza on the Huntington campus. Free health screenings including blood pressure, lung, glucose and flexibility tests will be offered to all employees and students. Please take advantage of this opportunity and join us in celebrating Men’s Health Month. For more information about the Men’s Health Fair, please contact Megan Archer at archer15@marshall.edu. For more information about Men’s Health Month, please visit www.menshealthmonth.org.
  • Reminder: Health Policy Forum is at 6 p.m. today


    The  Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, in partnership with the Robert C. Byrd Center for Rural Health, the Department of Family and Community Health, the Paul Ambrose Health Fellows and the West Virginia Higher Education Commission, is sponsoring the  Third Annual Paul W. Ambrose Health Policy Forum at 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 18, in the Harless Auditorium at the MU Medical Center. This year’s guest speaker is Christopher Koller, President of the Milbank Memorial Fund, an endowed operating foundation that works to improve the health of populations around the world.  Koller will present “The Affordable Care Act and the Future of Primary ...
  • MIIR lecture series to feature drug discovery pioneer


    Commercializing scientific research will be the focus of an upcoming program featuring Dr. Shaomeng Wang, who is widely recognized for his pioneering work in the field of drug discovery and his ongoing efforts to bring the fruits of that work to the market. The talk titled “Translating Your Research Discoveries into Practice: It Takes a Village!” will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, in Room 109 of the Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Center. The event is part of a series of public lectures hosted by the Marshall Institute for Interdisciplinary Research. Wang is the Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor of Medicine and professor ...
  • Full circle: Former Anderson-Newcomb/Stone and Thomas employees tour world-class Visual Arts Center


    Eleven Anderson-Newcomb Co./Stone and Thomas employees were given a tour of Marshall University’s new Visual Arts Center June 3. Strolling the original floors, the group reminisced about their more than 230 years of combined service to the department stores. “I have so many photographs from my time here,” Lottie Woody, who spent 44 years with the companies, said. “I even have photographs of my daughters helping wrap presents and tying bows during Christmastime.” Yvonne Newman, who worked in accounting, remembered lingering on the phone with a young Virgil Newman from delivery. They met and married while they both worked there. Virgil started in ...
  • Sawhney’s global research on child and maternal mortality published in The Lancet


    Dr. Monika Sawhney of the  College of Health Professions served as co-author for two articles published last month in The Lancet on research related to child health and maternal health. The Lancet is one of the world’s leading general medical and specialty journals in oncology, neurology and infectious diseases. Sawhney, director of the undergraduate public health program in the college, said her research began last summer after traveling to Greece for the Global Burden of Disease workshop held May 7-17, 2013. “This has been an international effort through the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) to address maternal and child mortality ...
  • Bookwalter named dean of Marshall’s College of Liberal Arts


    Dr. Robert Bookwalter has been named dean of the  College of Liberal Arts, according to Dr. Gayle Ormiston, senior vice president of academic affairs and provost. Bookwalter has served as interim dean of the college since June 1, 2013. His new appointment begins July 1. “I am honored to have been selected as dean of the College of Liberal Arts,” Bookwalter said. “I look forward to working with the faculty and the students to face the challenges that we are presented with now in higher education. I understand that this is my greatest responsibility – to serve our students and to ...
  • Affordable Care Act will require most part-time Marshall employees to report hours worked beginning July 1


    Details of ACA requirements and state pay changes still coming together With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on July 1, 2014, Marshall will be required to track hours worked for all employees who are not already eligible for health insurance. And, as you may know, there are lots of changes happening this year with the way we process our payroll and payments to integrate with the state’s new finance system, known as wvOASIS. These changes mean Marshall must modify how we categorize some employees and how they are paid. Unfortunately with both the ACA and the new OASIS ...
  • Marshall faculty offering science camps for local students this summer


    Three faculty members from the College of Science are offering hands-on science exploration experiences for middle and high school students on the Huntington campus this summer beginning Monday, June 30. Kids will have the opportunity to participate in fun and engaging hands-on laboratory activities during both the 4-day and 1-day camps, said  biology Professor Dr. Suzanne Strait, who is offering the camps, along with colleagues Dr. Wendy Trzyna, associate professor of biological sciences, and Dr. Mindy Armstead, assistant professor of integrated science and technology. Depending on which camp or camps students choose, they will be interacting with and learning about ...
  • Faculty Achievement: Dr. Thomas Wilson


    Dr. Thomas Wilson, professor of physics, presented a paper and a poster at the 2014 Spring Meeting of the European Materials Research Society, Symposium D: Phonons and Fluctuations in Low-Dimensional Structures, held May 26-30 in Lille, France. He also gave an invited talk on the subject to the staff and students of the Institute for Semiconductor Engineering at the University of Stuttgart June 2. His talk and poster were titled “Evidence of Longitudinal Acoustic Phonon Generation in Si Doping Superlattices by Ge Prism-Coupled THz Laser Radiation.” Co-authors were Erich Kasper, Michael Oehme, and Joerg Schulze of the Institute for Semiconductor Engineering, and ...
  • Faculty Achievement: Dr. Christopher Dolmetsch


    Dr. Christopher Dolmetsch, professor and program head of German, was interviewed at length May 27 about his research on the contemporary popular culture of the Alps by radio host Lilly Staudig on her morning program on statewide radio network Radio U1 Tirol in Austria. Dolmetsch was in Bavaria Germany; Tirol, Austria; and Northern Italy (Suedtirol), conducting interviews and pursuing research as part of his ongoing project.
  • Widener recognized for 35 years of CCRN certification


    Dr. Jeanne Widener of the College of Health Professions recently received national recognition for reaching a significant milestone in the nursing profession. Since 1979, she has maintained CCRN certification offered through the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) Certification Corporation. Widener is one of 82 CCRNs being honored this year by the corporation and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses for 35 years of continuous certification. CCRN certification is one of the most advanced professional credentials that can be achieved by a nurse in the field of acute and critical care. As a result, the CCRN credential is highly regarded as ...

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