Health informatics program ranked the best by College Choice

Marshall University’s health informatics program has been ranked among the best in the country.

The ranking from College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, put Marshall University in 23rd place for best master’s degree program in health informatics.Health informatics is the interdisciplinary study of the design, development, adoption and application of IT-based innovations in health care services, delivery, management and planning.

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Social work students partner with Harmony House to host cleaning product drive

Marshall University’s Master of Social Work students have joined forces with Harmony House to host a cleaning product drive. The drive will benefit residents of Vanity Fair who are at risk for hygiene-related evictions.

Donations for the cleaning product drive can be dropped off June 16 through June 29 at the following locations:

  • Prichard Hall, Room 317 on Marshall’s Huntington campus
  • Gullickson Hall’s Behavioral Health Clinic (Basement G01) on Marshall’s Huntington campus
  • Kroger
  • Drug Emporium
  • Christ Temple Church
  • Cabell County Department of Health and Human Resources
  • Pullman Square Summer Concert Series (only from 6-9 p.m., Thursday, June 28)

Supplies needed for a successful drive include Pine-Sol® or equivalent; dish soap; bleach; disinfectant cleaner; paper towels; mops and brooms; sponges and cleaning cloths; buckets; disinfectant wipes; Mr. Clean Magic Erasers® or equivalent; distilled white vinegar to kill mold; and cleaning gloves.

Students will be conducting a basket raffle and accepting donations at the June 28 Pullman Square Summer Concert Series event. Tickets for the raffle are $1 per ticket or $5 for six tickets. To learn more about Harmony House and how you can get involved, contact Bill Rosenberger, Director of Development for Harmony House, at 304-523-2764, extension 102. For more information on the Marshall University Department of Social Work, contact Young at

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Marshall and YMCA partner to offer annual bike camp for children with special needs

Marshall University’s College of Health Professions is hosting the Lose the Training Wheels Camp June 11-15 and, for the third year, the university has partnered with the Phil Cline Family YMCA to host the summer sessions. In its eighth 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. Riders from Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia and Maryland are encouraged to apply if they do not have access to similar services in their cities. Learn more.

Athletic training students bring home first place in WVATA Quiz Bowl

Students in Marshall University’s Department of Athletic Training were recognized for their first-place win in the 2018 West Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association (WVATA) Quiz Bowl Competition March 2.

Eleven students from the Professional Master of Science in Athletic Training (PMSAT) program traveled to Flatwoods, West Virginia, for the 2018 WVATA Annual Sports Medicine Conference held March 2-3. Three of these students participated in the annual student Quiz Bowl competition and brought home first place over the second-place state rival, West Virginia University, according to Dr. Joe Beckett, director of the athletic training program. Learn more.

MU partners with South Korea’s Yongpyong Resort for student internships at 2018 Winter Olympics

Marshall University’s College of Health Professions is providing global internship opportunities for its students during the 2017-18 winter season at YongPyong Resort in South Korea – a venue hosting the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic ski and snowboard events.

Two students in the college’s Department of Sport Management will have the chance to work exclusively with Dr. Seong-ik Baek, a supervisor in the Yongpyong Resort’s Snowboard School. Kade Sebastian, 19, of Huntington, and Takuya Endo, 20, of Japan, will depart for South Korea Sunday, Dec. 17,  for three months. Learn more.