Featured News Archive

Physical therapy professor invents therapeutic device to improve patient outcomes
Dr. Brad Profitt, assistant professor in the Marshall University School of Physical Therapy, has developed a therapeutic device used to regain knee extension after an injury or surgery. Profitt has a patent pending for his invention and recently received a $10,000 grant from the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) to develop and produce a prototype.
School of Pharmacy welcomes new chair, faculty to its department of pharmaceutical sciences and research
The Marshall University School of Pharmacy has selected Boyd R. Rorabaugh, Ph.D., as professor and chair of its department of pharmaceutical sciences and research. The department also welcomes Melinda E. Varney, Ph.D., as an assistant professor and Mohammad Ahsanul Akbar, M.Pharm., Ph.D., as an instructor.
Marshall, U.S. Department of Homeland Security team up to combat opioid crisis
Marshall University has joined in partnership with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the investigative arm of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), to leverage resources to combat the opioid epidemic.
Weather monitoring research begins at Joan C. Edwards Stadium
Marshall University’s Department of Geography and Center for Environmental, Geotechnical and Applied Science are teaming up with Marshall Athletics to conduct weather research from the roof of Joan C. Edwards Stadium, on the top of the stadium’s press box.
Engineering faculty member helps develop state’s first press-brake-formed steel tub girder bridge
August 23, 2019 · Featured
Dr. Greg Michaelson, an assistant professor of engineering at Marshall University, has assisted the Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance (SSSBA) and the West Virginia Department of Highways (WVDOH) in developing West Virginia’s first press-brake-formed steel tub girder bridge.
Class of 2023 greeted; move-in day kicks off Week of Welcome
August 20, 2019 · Featured, News Release
Marshall University welcomed hundreds of incoming freshmen Aug. 20 during move-in day, marking the annual Week of Welcome.
Partners sign compact to help grow West Virginia’s aerospace industry
August 9, 2019 · Featured, News Release
Marshall University President Dr. Jerome Gilbert, Provost Dr. Jaime Taylor and Graduate Dean Dr. David Pittenger participated in a road dedication and signing ceremony for an Aerospace Partnership Compact including Marshall, Yeager Airport and the West Virginia Departments of Education and Commerce.
Playground brings joy to Project Hope, city mission children
August 8, 2019 · Featured, News Release
Marshall Health has completed its last phase of renovations at Project Hope for Women & Children to include a new playground and courtyard for its youngest residents.
Faculty members conduct concussion research to minimize brain injury in athletes
Two Marshall University faculty members in the School of Kinesiology have determined the style of tackling used in rugby may be associated with a lower force of impact than the style used in football. Their preliminary study of college athletes was released July 16 and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology Sports Concussion Conference in Indianapolis July 26–28.
Marshall joins study evaluating use of TOPS (TM) System in spinal surgeries
July 15, 2019 · Featured, News Release
Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine is one of 30 health care organizations throughout the United States and the only one in West Virginia taking part in an FDA investigational device exemption (IDE) study, sponsored by Premia Spine, Ltd., to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the TOPS™ System compared to traditional lumbar fusion.