Marshall University’s Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program invites you to enjoy reading the Fall 2012 | Issue 2 of We Are…Bridging Medicine and Science!
Click the publication’s front cover below to link to the magazine:
On Thursday night at the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center, 71 new medical students entering the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine received their white coats and stethoscopes during the annual White Coat Ceremony. Nine of the new medical students joining the Class of 2015 who were honored that night were once students in the Medical Sciences Program, offered through the Marshall University Biomedical Sciences (BMS) Graduate Program.
The former BMS Medical Sciences students entering the Class of 2015 include: James T. Buchanan, Jesse R. Chaffin, Carrie E. Cox, Aaron M. Dom, Melinda D. Hodge, Joseph V. Russo, B. Trent Schambach, Sarah P. Sexton, and Brandon S. Shiflett. Diana Maue, Graduate Recruitment and Communication Coordinator for the BMS Graduate Program, is proud of these former students and sees this number as a reflection of the overall success of the program. According to Diana, “Students who are successful in the Medical Sciences Program have displayed an amazing level of determination, something that will serve them well in medical school. These students deserve our recognition.”
Marshall University’s Medical Sciences area of emphasis is a two-year, non-thesis degree in Biomedical Sciences. Students often select the Medical Sciences area of emphasis for its goal of improving the science foundation of students seeking admission into doctoral programs in medicine.
Congratulations to our former BMS students entering the School of Medicine Class of 2015! To learn more about the Medical Sciences area of emphasis, please review the following web page: http://www.marshall.edu/wpmu/bms/future-students/medical-sciences-masters-degree/
Angela Ridgel earned her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from Marshall University in 2000 and is now Assistant Professor at Kent State University. She started studying walking in insects and robots in Dr. Sasha Zill’s lab (and as a postdoc at Case Western), but is now conducting research on walking in patients with Parkinson’s disease. She has found that they benefit greatly from intense exercise.
Her work was recognized and is featured on the cover of Kent State’s online magazine and on MSNBC. It currently can be found by clicking the links below:
Please take a moment to read this amazing research completed by a Marshall University Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. alumna. Approximately 6,000,000 people are afflicted with Parkinson’s disease, and Dr. Ridgel’s research just might help alleviate some of their symptoms.
To learn more about Dr. Sasha Zill’s research, please visit the Marshall University School of Medicine’s Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program website.