The Newsletter for Marshall University                                      June 27, 2018

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School of Medicine 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 …

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Gilbert to represent conference on NCAA Division I Presidential Forum

President Jerome A. Gilbert has been selected to represent Conference USA on the NCAA Division I Presidential Forum. His term will begin Sept. 1, 2018, and end Aug. 31, 2022. The forum includes one president or chancellor from each of the 32 Division I conferences. The group was formed in 2015 to facilitate presidential leadership of athletics at the campus, conference …

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Marshall community members encouraged to participate in cleaning product drive for Harmony House

Marshall’s Master of Social Work students have joined forces with Harmony House to host a cleaning product drive. The drive will benefit residents of Vanity Fair who are at risk for hygiene-related evictions. This is the second community awareness event the students have organized while taking the Social Work 634: Advanced Practice with Groups, Communities and Organizations graduate course, according …

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Rec Center to promote walking this summer

The Marshall Rec Center and Marshall University are partnering with the City of Huntington to promote walking within the Huntington community. On July 17, a kick-off event to the “Greater Huntington Walks” program will take place on the plaza at the Marshall Rec. Marshall faculty/staff, students and community are invited to participate. The kick-off will take place from 9 AM …

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Paterson receives top prize in last weekend's Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition

Ben Paterson (left) of Philadelphia was awarded top prize at the inaugural Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition Saturday at Pullman Square in Huntington. The event was hosted by Marshall University in partnership with Nu Jazz Agency of New York City. As winner, Paterson receives a $25,000 cash prize; a record contract with ELM Records; and management, marketing, booking, and …

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Marshall Health begins renovations on residential treatment facility

Construction is underway on what will become the region’s newest residential treatment facility for women and their children. Marshall Health, in cooperation with the Huntington City Mission, began renovating a 15,000-square-foot building located on the northeast corner of 7th Avenue and 10th Street in Huntington next to the city mission. The building formerly known as “Project Hope” will become home to …

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Faculty Achievement: Dr. Dennis Anderson

Dr. Dennis Anderson, professor of leadership studies, received the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators’ Region II (which includes New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.) Robert H. Shaffer Award for Academic Excellence as a Graduate Faculty Member. The region’s annual conference concluded June 5.

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Staff Achievement: Wolfe represents state, national organizations on Capitol Hill

Dr. Beth Wolfe, director of continuing education at Marshall, was one of 35 higher education professionals from across the country selected to participate in the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers’ (AACRAO) Hill Day on June 21, 2018. Coordinated by AACRAO’s Government Relations department, Hill Day sought to provide members of Congress and their aides with critical information …

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Marshall health informatics program ranked one of the best by College Choice

Marshall’s health informatics program has been ranked among the best in the country. The ranking from College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, put Marshall University in 23rd place for best master’s degree program in health informatics. Health informatics is the interdisciplinary study of the design, development, adoption and application of IT-based innovations in health …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed July 5, 2018. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2018.

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