School of Physical Therapy to offer free assessment and treatment for neck pain

Marshall University’s School of Physical Therapy will be hosting a Cervical Spine (Neck) course Sept. 8-10 with free assessments and treatments performed by a member of the McKenzie Institute. Learn more here. 

Hooding Ceremony scheduled for graduate students in Department of Communication Disorders

The Marshall University Department of Communication Disorders will honor 27 graduates during the 2017 Hooding Ceremony at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 5, in the Memorial Student Center’s BE-5.

This hooding ceremony signifies the final step in a six-year educational and clinical process, according to Pam Holland, director of clinical education for the department. Learn more.

Sonography program receives accreditation for general, vascular concentrations

Marshall University’s diagnostic medical sonography program has been awarded initial accreditation for its general and vascular/ adult echocardiographic concentrations by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Learn more.

Social Work student accepted to WV Summer Policy Institute

Cassi Heib of the Marshall University College of Health Professions has been chosen to attend the inaugural West Virginia Summer Policy Institute, which will take place at West Virginia University in Morgantown later this month. Learn more.

Marshall physical therapy faculty member receives board certification for pediatric specialty

Dr. Ashley Mason of the Marshall University School of Physical Therapy has received board certification with a specialty in pediatrics through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Learn more here.

National physical therapy association president visits Marshall students for new speaker series

Dr. Sharon Dunn, president of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), visited Marshall University Friday, June 9, as the first speaker in the newly established Penny G. Kroll Visiting Speaker Series. Learn more here.

Communication disorders student wins first place in ASHA ethics essay contest

Marshall University student Malayna Bailey won first place in the 2017 Student Ethics Essay Award (SEEA) contest sponsored by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Bailey, a 25 year-old graduate student in the university’s Department of Communication Disorders, was selected as the first-place winner for her essay titled, “Prognostic Statements, Client Success, and Clinical Caution,” which focused on the speech-language pathologist’s task of writing prognostic statements regarding the therapeutic outcomes of clients. Learn more here.

Exercise science student returns to NBC’s American Ninja Warrior

After placing 8th in the Philadelphia qualifier round of American Ninja Warrior, Marshall University student Tyler Cravens said he knew he had more to give. In hopes of winning, he will return to the arena for the 2017 season of American Ninja Warrior, an obstacle course race on NBC that tests competitors’ strength, agility and climbing ability.

Cravens, a 27-year-old exercise science student from Chesapeake, Ohio, said competing on the show has helped him grow personally and gain more confidence. He will compete in the Cleveland qualifier round with the episode’s air date scheduled for late June. Read more about Tyler’s journey here.

Marshall exercise science students assist in NASA-funded research

Marshall University students in the Department of Exercise Science have had the opportunity to explore age and sex differences in skeletal muscles in mice through a NASA-funded grant project that aims to measure energy levels and provide customized care for injury recovery. Learn more here.

Marshall health sciences professor receives 10K for diabetes and obesity research

Dr. Holly Cyphert of the Marshall University College of Health Professions has received a $10,000 grant from the West Virginia IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (WV-INBRE) Chronic Disease Research Program toward her research of evaluating the role of bile acids in diabetes and obesity. Learn more about her research here.