MURC News Archive

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.
Scientists produce solution needed for COVID-19 testing
March 31, 2020 · Featured, MURC
A team of scientists, pathologists and lab technicians from Marshall University and Mountain Health Network are helping West Virginia address a limited supply of the solution used to transport testing swabs for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) by making the mixture in one of the university’s labs. The clear viral transport medium (VTM), composed of specialized
University scientists receive NIH grant for new anti-MRSA antibiotic study
March 3, 2020 · Featured, MURC, School of Pharmacy
Timothy Long, Ph.D., an associate professor at the Marshall University School of Pharmacy, along with Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine colleagues Monica Valentovic, Ph.D., professor of biomedical sciences, and Hongwei Yu, Ph.D., professor of biomedical sciences, have received a three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the use of disulfiram in the treatment of antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections.
Brad D. Smith Business Incubator welcomes tenants
February 20, 2020 · Featured, MURC, News Release
The Marshall University Brad D. Smith Business Incubator is ready to help fledgling businesses take the next step.
WV TIME4K program set to expand
The Marshall University Trauma-Informed Mindfulness Engagement for Kids, or WV TIME4K, has recently expanded to four new schools in Cabell and Wayne counties.
Higher Education Policy Commission renews grant for SURE program
The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission has renewed grant funding for the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program at schools around the state including Marshall University. SURE grants offer undergraduate students at Marshall the opportunity for hands-on experience in science, technology, engineering and mathematics research
Summer research awards announced
January 30, 2020 · Featured, MURC, News Release
The Marshall University Research Corporation has announced the winners of the Summer 2020 John Marshall Scholar program.
Scientist earns national support for NAS research
January 23, 2020 · Featured, MURC, News Release
The work of Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine neuroscience researcher, W. Christopher Risher, Ph.D., on neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) has been selected for the Research Partner Program through the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF).
Businessmen set to lead Brad D. Smith Business Incubator
January 21, 2020 · Featured, MURC, News Release
The Marshall University Brad D. Smith Business Incubator in downtown Huntington is open and ready for business under the direction of two new co-directors who will help entrepreneurs and new businesses develop ideas and business models.
$98,809 NEH grant to increase Clio accessibility for visually impaired
 The Marshall University-founded history app, Clio, has received a $98,809 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities this month to improve accessibility of the app for users who are visually impaired. Clio will collaborate with the American Foundation for the Blind on the project.