Speech and Hearing Center holds ‘Tiny Talkers’ programs for children with speech disorders

Four-year-old Gavien Webb was born with a phonological processing disorder, which denied him the ability to be understood by those around him. Gavien’s grandmother, Sandy Webb, said her grandson’s condition makes it difficult for him to communicate his ideas about what he reads. Continue reading…


Professor receives $350,000 National Science Foundation research grant

Dr. Elmer Price, a professor of biological sciences at Marshall University, has been awarded a three-year, $350,000 research grant from the National Science Foundation.

The grant will fund his research, which Price said “aims to provide new information regarding the mechanisms responsible for the important and complex process of adult neurogenesis—the process by which the brain constantly generates new cells that migrate into regions of the brain involved in memory, learning and the sense of smell.” Continue reading…


Geohazards Technical Forum to address common transportation geological challenges shared by the Appalachian states

Consultants, contractors and representatives of state and federal agencies involved with planning, monitoring, design and construction of transportation systems will gather at the Pullman Plaza Hotel in Huntington Tuesday-Thursday, Aug. 4-6, for the 15th annual technical forum called Geohazards Impacting Transportation in Appalachia. Continue reading…


Two local physicians join medical Alumni Association board

The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Alumni Association recently elected two local physicians to its board of directors.

Adam M. Franks, M.D., is a professor in the department of family & community health at the Marshall School of Medicine. After earning his medical degree from Marshall in 1999, Franks completed his residency at Marshall and a fellowship in surgical obstetrics at Advanced Maternal Care in Memphis, Tenn. He practices family medicine at Marshall University Medical Center and at Marshall Family Medicine in Lavalette. Continue reading…


School of Medicine welcomes 21 students for Project P.R.E.M.E.D.

Twenty-one students from colleges and universities around the nation are scheduled to arrive Monday for the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine’s Project P.R.E.M.E.D. (Providing Real World Experiences for future Marshall Educated Doctors). Continue reading…


School of Medicine receives $1.22 million to promote primary care

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The department of family and community health at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has received a five-year, $1.22 million grant from the federal government to develop ways to educate and train new physicians in novel methods of primary care, specifically geared toward the patient-centered medical home and its team approach to health care. Continue reading…


New pediatric oncologist joins Marshall School of Medicine

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Paul Finch, M.D., a board-certified and fellowship-trained pediatric oncologist/hematologist, has joined the department of pediatrics at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center as an assistant professor. Continue reading…


Katherine J. Steele, M.D., chosen as July Resident of the Month

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Third-year family medicine resident physician Katherine J. Steele, M.D., has been selected as the July 2015 Resident of the Month, according to Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean for graduate medical education at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.Steele was officially recognized at the family medicine grand rounds on Thursday. Continue reading…


Research students receive NASA grants

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Four biomedical science Ph.D. students from the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine have received West Virginia Space Grant Consortium Graduate Research Fellowship grants to fund their continued dissertation research in a variety of disease-related areas. Continue reading…