The Newsletter for Marshall University                                     July 17, 2019

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Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation awards STEAM Grant to Marshall, Southern Regional Education Board partnership

The Marshall University Foundation Inc. has been awarded a $50,000 Phase One planning grant to expand Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) educational opportunities in Huntington, West Virginia, and to update a statewide high school STEM program by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation. The Benedum grant application was developed by faculty and staff in the Marshall engineering and art …

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RCBI to display advanced technologies at World Scout Jamboree

Scouts from around the world will have the opportunity to explore robotics, additive manufacturing (3D printing) and the latest automation technology at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) exhibit during the 24th World Scout Jamboree July 22 through Aug. 2. RCBI staff will be on hand each day demonstrating advanced technologies and answering related questions during the two-week event – …

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In Memoriam: Dr. Paige Muellerleile

The Marshall University community is remembering Dr. Paige Muellerleile, professor of psychology and past chair of the Faculty Senate, who died July 11. A native of Mankato, Minnesota, she attended Scottsdale Community College and Mankato State University in her home state, and went on to earn her B.A. in psychology from Arizona State University in 1994. She then earned an M.S. …

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Psychology faculty, grad students to present at Comic-Con International

Marshall psychology faculty members and graduate students will give presentations this week at the 50th Anniversary of Comic-Con International in San Diego. Psychology Professor Dr. April Fugett and Professor and Psy.D. Program Director Dr. Keith Beard, along with Dr. Britani Black, an instructor in Marshall’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, and graduate students Kasey Kessler, Carrie Dean and Casey Collins will give two …

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PROACT to host community naloxone training July 22

The Provider Response Organization for Addiction Care & Treatment, or PROACT, will host a training on the use of naloxone, a lifesaving medication used for the emergency treatment of a known or suspected opioid overdose, Monday, July 22, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at PROACT, located at 800 20th Street in Huntington. The training will be led by Megan Peterson, …

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Marshall Eye Surgeons to offer summer LASIK discount for employees

If you’ve been considering LASIK eye surgery, here’s a special you won’t want to miss. Marshall Eye Surgeons is offering a LASIK summer discount for Marshall Health, Marshall University, Cabell Huntington Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center employees. Now through Aug. 31, 2019, you can save $400 off each eye when you choose one of our experienced LASIK surgeons, Dr. …

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Fairfield Landing apartments available to faculty, staff

Available August 2019! These furnished apartments for Marshall graduate and professional students also are available to faculty and staff.  Located on the health science campus, steps away from the medical and pharmacy schools. Studio and 2-BR units available, with ALL utilities (including internet and television) and parking included. W/D in every unit. Pet friendly.  Flexible leasing options. Call 304-696-6004 or visit www.marshall.edu/graduatestudenthousing.

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Research symposium honors scientific contributions of Dr. Zijian Xie

A two-day research symposium at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine honored the scientific achievements of Zijian Xie, Ph.D., and his 2008 discovery of the scaffolding/signaling function of the Na/K-ATPase sodium pump, a significant research finding that has had tremendous applications in both biology and medicine. Xie, director of the Marshall Institute for Interdisciplinary Research and professor in …

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Marshall joins study evaluating use of TOPS™ System in spinal surgeries

The  Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine is one of 30 health care organizations throughout the United States and the only one in West Virginia taking part in an FDA investigational device exemption (IDE) study, sponsored by Premia Spine, Ltd., to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the TOPS™ System compared to traditional lumbar fusion. The TOPS™ System is a …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed July 24, 2019. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, July 22, 2019.

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