Specialists offer multidisciplinary ALS clinic for those with Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Marshall University now offers a multidisciplinary clinic for patients with ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

The clinic is open to patients from noon to 4 p.m. on the third Friday of every month at the Marshall University Speech and Hearing Center, located in Smith Hall 143 on the Marshall University Huntington campus. The clinic’s care team consists of an on-site neurologist, physical therapist, speech therapist, dietitian, respiratory therapist and social worker. Learn more here.

MU’s Minority Health Institute partners with West Virginia Bureau of Public Health to address WV health disparities

Marshall University’s Department of Public Health has established the Minority Health Institute to address health disparities and health equity among minority and underserved populations in the state of West Virginia.

The West Virginia Bureau for Public Health will collaborate with the Minority Health Institute to strategically utilize the university’s resources to help the state better deal with a myriad of health disparities, according to Dr. Anthony Woart, founder and director of the Minority Health Institute. Learn more here. 

Marshall physical therapy student to compete in 2018 World Championship for Functional Fitness Oct. 5-7

Faith Farley of the Marshall University School of Physical Therapy has earned a position on Team USA to compete in the 2018 World Championship for Functional Fitness in London, England Oct. 5-7.

Farley, 24, of Scott Depot, West Virginia, competed at the National Championship USA Sanctioned Crossfit event Aug. 25-26  and finished in 5th place, earning a position on the USA team. The team consists of five males and five females. She will be competing against 15 other nations. Learn more here.

Biomechanics students, faculty attend international conference in New Zealand

Representatives of the Marshall University Department of Biomechanics traveled to Auckland, New Zealand, Sept. 10-14 to attend the 36th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports.

Three graduate students and two faculty members within the department each had papers accepted for presentation at the conference, according to Dr. Suzanne Konz, director of the university’s biomechanics program. Learn more about their trip here.

Dr. Zach Garrett named to Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association committee

Dr. Zach Garrett of the Marshall University College of Health Professions has been named to the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association (MAATA) Critical Incident Stress Management Committee. Garrett, program clinical coordinator for the college’s athletic training program, is one of two representatives chosen from the state of West Virginia. Learn more here.

Dr. Craig Coleman receives prestigious ASHA fellowship

Craig Coleman of the Marshall University College of Health Professions has been selected as a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. 

According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, “Fellowship is one of the highest honors the association bestows. To be awarded fellow, the nominee must have made outstanding contributions to the discipline of communication sciences and disorders.” Learn more here.