MURC News Archive

West Virginia colleges and universities to celebrate National Collegiate Recovery Day Thursday, April 15
April 12, 2021 · Featured, MURC, News Release
The West Virginia Collegiate Recovery Network (WV CRN), a program of the Marshall University Research Corporation’s Alliance for the Economic Development of Southern West Virginia, is collaborating with schools and organizations across the state to celebrate National Collegiate Recovery Day on Thursday, April 15.
Researcher receives $400K NIH grant to study nervous system development
April 12, 2021 · Featured, MURC, News Release
W. Christopher Risher, Ph.D., an assistant professor of biomedical sciences at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has been awarded a $399,600 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his research on the differences in brain development between males and females. This line of research is critical for the development of novel, targeted therapies for individuals with neuropsychiatric developmental disorders, such as autism and schizophrenia, that are known to present with significant sex differences, Risher said.
Center of Excellence for Recovery encourages professional prevention certification
April 5, 2021 · Featured, MURC, News Release
The Marshall University Research Corporation’s Center of Excellence for Recovery (COER) is working with professionals throughout the state to expand the behavioral health prevention workforce. Marshall is hosting two informational sessions beginning Wednesday, April 7, on how to obtain a professional certification in prevention.
Computer science graduate student wins national Student Research Competition sponsored by Microsoft
Marshall University graduate student Vishwanshi Joshi, a student in Marshall’s Department of Computer Sciences and Electrical Engineering, was named a winner of the Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) Student Research Competition (SRC) 2021, hosted by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and Microsoft.
Center of Excellence for Recovery to hold free Spring Prevention Virtual Conference
March 25, 2021 · Featured, MURC, News Release
The Marshall University Research Corporation is partnering with several statewide organizations to empower college student leaders in ten southern West Virginia institutions of higher education with skills to assist their campuses and communities in preventing unhealthy use of substances. The Spring Prevention Conference to be held on Friday April 2, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm virtually, will be the public kickoff event for student leaders that will also provide prevention skills and strategies for higher education faculty and staff, community coalition members and other prevention professionals working to address substance use prevention with young adults.
Acting assistant secretary for SAMHSA to deliver keynote at ‘Reducing Risk in Higher Education’ symposium
March 15, 2021 · MURC, News Release
Tom Coderre, Acting Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in the Department of Health and Human Services, will deliver the keynote address during the first Reducing Risk in Higher Education Symposium.
More than 600 West Virginia business leaders take part in 2021 business survey
March 11, 2021 · Featured, MURC, News Release
Dr. Tim Melvin, assistant professor and director of assessment for Marshall University’s College of Education and Professional Development, and Sara Payne Scarbro, associate vice president for external engagement at the Marshall University Research Corporation and operations council chair for the Alliance for the Economic Development of Southern West Virginia (Alliance), today announced that 605 business
Write Winning Grant Proposals, Presented By Dr. John D. Robertson Of Grant Writers’ Seminars & Workshops
March 4, 2021 · MURC
The Marshall University Research Corporation is pleased to announce our 2021 grant training from  on Monday-April 5th   and Tuesday –April 6th The event will be entirely on line due to Covid-19 restrictions. The morning of April 5th   (8:30am-12:00pm)  will be a Basic Grantsmanship session for all disciplines,  followed by an afternoon session on April 5th
Scientists awarded NIH grant focused on chronic kidney disease in women
February 3, 2021 · Featured, MURC, News Release
Komal Sodhi, M.D., an associate professor of surgery and biomedical sciences, and Joseph I. Shapiro, M.D., vice president and dean, of the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine have been awarded a Bench-to-Bedside and Back grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH).
University makes commitment to go plastic-free by 2026
January 25, 2021 · Featured, MURC, News Release
Marshall University has joined the ‘zero waste’ movement with a new, campus-wide commitment to becoming plastic-free. Marshall University President Jerome Gilbert recently signed the ‘Break Free from Plastic Campus Pledge,’ which is a campus-wide commitment to eliminate all single-use disposable plastics. The pledge specifically addresses accessibility and inclusivity concerns and generates a framework for college