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.

MU to host annual West Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics conference next week

Marshall University will be the hosting location for the annual state conference for the West Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (WVAND), with events occurring on the Huntington campus and in the community Wednesday, May 10, through Saturday, May 13. Learn more here.

School of Physical Therapy invites community to White Coat Ceremony

The Marshall University School of Physical Therapy will hold its 5th annual White Coat Ceremony and Presentation Day at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, at the St. Mary’s Center for Education. The White Coat Ceremony is a rite of passage that marks the student’s transition into a clinical environment, according to Program Director Dr. Scott Davis. Learn more.

MSW program achieves candidacy toward full accreditation

Marshall University’s Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program has achieved candidacy status toward full accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Learn more here.

Marshall receives ASHA Approved Continuing Education (CE) Provider Recognition

The Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has approved Marshall University as an ASHA Approved Continuing Education (CE) Provider. ASHA Approved CE Providers are the only organizations approved to offer continuing education courses for audiologists and speech-language pathologists for ASHA Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Learn more here.

Marshall and YMCA partner to offer 7th annual ‘Lose the Training Wheels’ bike camp for children with special needs

Marshall University’s College of Health Professions is hosting the Lose the Training Wheels camp June 5-9 and for the second year, the university has partnered with the Phil Cline Family YMCA to host the summer sessions. In its seventh consecutive year and offered in concert with the non-profit charity iCanShine, the program teaches participants with disabilities how to independently ride a two-wheel bicycle. Visit the LTTW website or learn more here.