School of Medicine establishes new urology department

The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has established a new Department of Urology, Joseph I. Shapiro, M.D., dean of the school of medicine announced today.

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Ninth graders welcomed for summer health science institute

Marshall University will welcome 115 rising ninth grade students from around the entire state of West Virginia next week for its annual Health Science and Technology Academy (HSTA) Summer Institute, “Fun with Science.”

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Cousins establish Dodson, Dotson and Hairston Family Scholarship for southern West Virginia students

The Marshall University Foundation Inc. recently established the Dodson, Dotson and Hairston Family Scholarship in memory of Marguerite Hairston Coleman, a Charleston native and 1967 graduate of Marshall University. The scholarship will benefit southern West Virginia students pursuing degrees at Marshall.

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Payne named director of communications

Leah C. Payne, a veteran communicator with more than 25 years of experience in media, public relations and marketing, has been named director of communications for Marshall University.

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Dining Services, Sustainability Department form partnership

Marshall Dining Services and the Marshall University Office of Sustainability are partnering on some new projects for the upcoming school year, including an herb and micro-green cabinet, as well as a food waste recovery program and a student-run composting program using dining food waste.

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Research team defines possible anti-aging intervention

New research from a team at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine demonstrates that the Na/K-ATPase oxidant amplification loop (NAKL) is intimately involved in the aging process and may serve as a target for anti-aging interventions. The researchers were also able to successfully demonstrate the therapeutic potential of pNaKtide, a synthetic peptide, in improving impaired physiological functions and slowing disease development.

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