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.
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.
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.
Sana Ghori, a senior communication disorders student in the Marshall University College of Health Professions, has been selected for a full scholarship to attend the 29th Annual National Association of State Head Injury Administrators (NASHIA) State of the States (SOS) in Head Injury Meeting Sept. 25-27 in Des Moines, Iowa. Learn more here.
The Marshall University School of Physical Therapy Class of 2018 had a 100% first-time pass rate on the National Physical Therapy Board Examination (NPTE). All 36 Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) graduates from the Class of 2018 passed the examination. Learn more here.
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.
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.
Social work students at Marshall University are partnering with the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy to host a community discussion about hunger insecurity and how it impacts the greater Huntington area. Learn more here.
The Marshall University Speech and Hearing Center is the first clinic in West Virginia to offer an innovative voice treatment for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease. The new therapy regime, SPEAK OUT! And LOUD Crowd, was developed at the Parkinson Voice Project and founded on the principles of Dr. Daniel R. Boone. Learn more here.