College of Health Professions News Archive

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.
Physical therapy to offer Early Assurance Program for high school students
The Marshall University Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) Early Assurance Program has been established for high school seniors who are eligible to apply for conditional acceptance to the D.P.T. program. Successful applicants will have a guaranteed seat, pending achievement of all undergraduate requirements and earning a bachelor’s degree from Marshall University.
Garrett named president of West Virginia Athletic Training Association
Dr. Zach Garrett, director of the Marshall University Professional Master of Science in Athletic Training (PMSAT) program, has been named president for the West Virginia Athletic Training Association (WVATA).
Speech and Hearing Center to host virtual dementia education event
The Marshall University Speech and Hearing Center (MUSHC) will host a virtual education event for caregivers of people with dementia or other cognitive impairments.  This event is free to the public and will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 17.
Faculty member chosen for inaugural APHA advisory board
Dr. Georgiana Logan, a faculty member in the departments of health science and public health, is one of 35 individuals from across the world who have been appointed to the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Center for Climate, Health and Equity inaugural advisory board. She will serve a two-year term.
Huntington Scottish Rite Foundation donates more than $40K for families served by Speech and Hearing Center
Since 2002, the Huntington Scottish Rite Foundation has held fundraisers each year aimed at raising over $40,000 for the families served by the Marshall University Speech and Hearing Center. Even though the organization’s fundraisers have been canceled in response to COVID-19, the Huntington Scottish Rite Foundation Board met Tuesday, May 12, and voted to provide funding in the amount of $41,900 through endowment support.
Athletic training student awarded scholarship from NATA Research and Education Foundation
Kimberly Hill, a first-year graduate student in the Marshall University Professional Master of Science in Athletic Training (PMSAT) program, has been awarded the William Prentice / MAATA (D3) Scholarship from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Research and Education Foundation.