College of Health Professions News Archive

Nursing students on front line of vaccine distribution
Marshall University nursing students have been on the front line of the COVID-19 vaccination clinics this winter. With a need for those qualified to give the vaccine, Marshall administration looked to its most qualified students, nursing students in the College of Health Professions.
Zach Garrett named Emerging Leader Award winner
Dr. Zach Garrett, program director of the Marshall University athletic training program, was given the 2021 Emerging Leader Award by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) State Association Advisory Committee.
2nd Annual Sweat-Heart Couples Walk set for Feb. 14
Marshall University’s Exercise Science department is offering a free Valentine’s Day event on Sunday, Feb. 14– the second annual Sweat-Heart Couples’ Walk. The department, along with the program Exercise is Medicine®, is hosting the virtual event. They’re encouraging couples to walk together, socially distanced of course, and rack up the most steps.
School of Physical Therapy launches pro bono clinic
Marshall University’s School of Physical Therapy, in an effort to provide physical therapy to patients who might not otherwise receive it, has started a pro bono clinic for area residents.
AEP Foundation awards $50K grant to Huntington Scottish Rite Foundation in support of Department of Communication Disorders
The American Electric Power (AEP) Foundation has awarded $50,000 to the Huntington Scottish Rite Foundation in support of Marshall University’s Department of Communication Disorders and its Speech and Hearing Center.
Online Holiday Food Safety educational event planned
The Marshall University Nutrition Education Program will host an online Holiday Food Safety event at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11. It is free and open to all.
Faculty member completes prestigious APTA Fellowship
Dr. Yi-Po Chiu, director of admissions and associate professor in Marshall University’s School of Physical Therapy, has successfully completed the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Fellowship in Education Leadership.
Athletic training graduate’s research accepted for publication
Marshall University alumna Emily Pratt’s research investigating carpal tunnel syndrome in performing artists has been published in the Journal Medical Problems of Performing Artists. Her study, "Musicians Have Thicker Median Nerve Cross Sectional Area and More Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Than Non-Musicians," was published Sept. 1.
Biomechanics director stays busy during sabbatical, earning award and professional appointment
Dr. Suzanne Konz, director of the Marshall University biomechanics programs, was on sabbatical last year, during which time she earned the Dr. C. Harmon Brown award from USA Track and Field and was appointed chair of the National Athletics Trainers’ Association (NATA) Committee on Professional Ethics.
Physical therapy faculty member to attend LaunchIt program for invention
Dr. Brad Profitt, assistant professor in the Marshall University School of Physical Therapy, will be part of the University of Louisville’s (UofL) LaunchIt program through the UofL NSF I-Corps site program in partnership with the Southeast XLerator Network. Profitt has developed a therapeutic device used to regain knee extension after an injury or surgery. Profitt has a patent pending for the knee extender and is working closely with the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) on the extender.