College of Health Professions News Archive

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.
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.