The Newsletter for Marshall University                               October 3, 2018

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Scientist receives Young Investigator Award for neonatal brain research

School of Medicine researcher W. Christopher Risher, Ph.D., has been awarded a NARSAD Young Investigator Grant for his work with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Risher, an assistant professor in the department of biomedical sciences at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, will receive a two-year, $70,000 grant from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation to investigate brain development in …

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The United Way workplace campaign kicks off Wednesday, October 10 with a celebratory breakfast in the MSC’s Don Morris Room. While the breakfast is free to everyone, all deans, directors and administrators are encouraged to make a personal donation of $50 for a table of eight at the United Way kick-off breakfast. Your donation (cash or check) will be accepted at the breakfast, or, if you plan  to sponsor a table, but cannot attend the breakfast, you can send your donation via interdepartmental mail to Scott Schatzer, chair of the campaign committee, at First Year South 1132.  We will record your sponsorship donation, send a receipt and reserve a table in your college/department’s name for your guests.

The ePledge donations will be open on the campaign start date of Wednesday, Oct. 10.

For more information about the United Way workplace campaign, contact Schatzer at schatzer@marshall.edu or by visiting www.marshall.edu/unitedway.

Thank you for your support of the United Way.  We look forward to seeing you next Wednesday.

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Marshall Health offering 24-hour pharmacy services

Marshall Pharmacy is now open 24 hours, seven days a week at its Marshall University Medical Center location at 1600 Medical Center Drive in Huntington. Customers will have access to a full range of services at the retail pharmacy, including prescriptions and refills, specialty medications, injectables, a limited supply of over-the-counter items and diabetic supplies. Staff will also be on …

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Marshall IT department to promote cyber security awareness this month

The Marshall University Information Technology (IT) department is participating in National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) to raise awareness of Cyber Security issues. Throughout the month of October, Marshall IT will be sharing information from the national campaign on Twitter, their website and through newsletter articles. “The Marshall IT team looks forward to National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) as …

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School of Pharmacy assistant professor receives award from National Community Pharmacists Association

Craig Kimble, Pharm.D., assistant professor of pharmacy practice and director of experiential learning at Marshall University School of Pharmacy, received the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Pharmacy Leadership Award. Awarded individuals are recognized for their accomplished leadership in the advancement of pharmacy and patient care. Kimble was honored for his years of service to the West Virginia Pharmacists Association (WVPA), …

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Intercultural Affairs awarded $10K from Jeannine Y. Francis Charitable Foundation Trust

The Office of Intercultural Affairs received a check in the amount of $10,000 from the Jeannine Y. Francis Charitable Foundation Trust Sept. 20 in the Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall. These funds will support student travel expenses for future educational outings, according to Maurice Cooley, associate vice president of intercultural affairs. “The Marshall University Office of Intercultural Affairs has created …

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Regional storytelling to be subject of 31st annual Yeager Symposium

The Society of Yeager Scholars will present the 31st annual Yeager Symposium at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. World-renowned storyteller Adam Booth will present Regional Storytelling Traditions and the Importance of an Appalachian Di-y’all-ect. Admission is free. Booth’s storytelling blends traditional folklore, music, and an awareness of contemporary Appalachia. His original …

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Marshall to cohost 2nd Annual Community Halloween Science Bash

Marshall University’s College of Science will cohost the 2nd Annual Community Halloween Science Bash from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Science Building on Marshall University’s Huntington campus. Hosted in partnership with West Virginia Science Adventures, the event will feature 25 stations of science fun for the whole family. Participants can explore the stars in Marshall’s planetarium, …

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Students, faculty attend international biomechanics conference in New Zealand

Representatives of the Marshall University Department of Biomechanics traveled to Auckland, New Zealand, Sept. 10-14 to attend the 36th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports. Three graduate students and two faculty members within the department each had papers accepted for presentation at the conference, according to Dr. Suzanne Konz, director of the university’s biomechanics program. “This was an annual event …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Oct. 10, 2018. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, 2018.

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