The Newsletter for Marshall University                                      July 25, 2018

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Marshall student provides bone marrow donation through university’s DKMS program

When Brennan Amaral decided to come to Marshall, he didn’t realize he would have the chance to possibly save a complete stranger’s life. But when the university held its annual DKMS Bone Marrow Donor Drive last spring, Brennan figured if he could potentially make a difference, it was something worth doing. “They called me in late April and told …

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Clio app recognized by digital initiative of National Humanities Alliance

The Clio history app, established by Dr. David Trowbridge, a history professor here at Marshall, has been chosen as the “face” of a new digital humanities initiative established with funding from the Andrew. W. Mellon Foundation. Clio is a website and free phone app that provides GPS-guided information on historical landmarks across the United States. Found online at www.theclio.com, Clio …

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Marshall social work students to address hunger insecurity

Social work students at Marshall are partnering with the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy to host a community discussion about hunger insecurity and how it impacts the greater Huntington area. The event will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 26, in Corbly Hall 105 on the Huntington campus. The focus of the discussion will include …

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Marshall School of Medicine names Thao Wolbert, M.D., July Resident of the Month

Thao Wolbert, M.D., has been selected as the July Resident of the Month, announced Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean for graduate medical education at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Wolbert is completing her third year of the five-year surgery residency program. “One of the nicest things about recognizing a Resident of the Month is that we get …

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Marshall to host Summer Policy Institute beginning Friday; public invited to Saturday session

Marshall will host the 2018 West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy’s Summer Policy Institute beginning Friday, July 27, and continuing through Sunday, July 29.   Thirty-six graduate and undergraduate students from around the state will come to Marshall to learn about public policy and meet professionals who work in the policy arena.  This year’s focus is the opioid crisis. As …

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Marshall to host cognitive behavioral therapy training for health providers

Marshall is hosting several training opportunities aimed at increasing workforce capacity for those working with individuals with a substance use disorder.   The training is for health providers who will be implementing treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) using a cognitive behavioral therapy model to work with adults with OUD. Participants will learn opioid screening, assessment and individualized treatment planning. …

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Wife honors late husband through scholarship establishment

The John Hunsley Memorial Scholarship was recently established to support students earning their master’s degrees in counseling in Marshall University's College of Education and Professional Development. John Hunsley was diagnosed at the age of three with cystic fibrosis. He was an activist for cystic fibrosis awareness and a champion of people struggling with physical limitations. He received his bachelor’s degree …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Aug. 1, 2018. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, July 30, 2018.

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