The Newsletter for Marshall University                                     July 24, 2019

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School of Medicine to welcome incoming medical students Friday

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine will host its annual White Coat Ceremony Friday, July 26, during which 80 incoming medical students will be presented with the white coats and medical instruments that will serve them throughout their medical school careers. The Class of 2023 includes students from a variety of backgrounds, including an attorney, a national champion baton …

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Marshall researcher receives NIH grant for research on myocardial infarction

Sandrine Pierre, Ph.D., associate scientific director at the Marshall Institute for Interdisciplinary Research (MIIR), has received a new grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to further her research on myocardial infarction, known as a heart attack. Pierre received a $440,000 three-year NIH Research Enhancement Award (R15), designed to support small-scale research projects that strengthen the research environment of …

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Proposals sought for Medical Minority Educators conference in Huntington

The National Association of Medical Minority Educators Inc. (NAMME) is now accepting proposals to present workshops at its Southern and Central Regional Conference, which will take place in Huntington Sept. 26-29.  Deadline for proposals is July 31. 

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Faculty members conduct concussion research to minimize brain injury in athletes

Two Marshall faculty members in the School of Kinesiology have determined the style of tackling used in rugby may be associated with a lower force of impact than the style used in football. Their preliminary study of college athletes was released July 16 and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology Sports Concussion Conference in Indianapolis July 26–28. …

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Rec Center opens registration for RecFest exhibitors

You are invited to join the Marshall Recreation Center for the premier event of the year Saturday, Aug. 24, from noon to 3 p.m. RecFest is an opportunity to showcase your business or organization not only to Marshall students, but to the entire Marshall community. RecFest is the perfect place to connect and collaborate with Huntington and to expose your brand …

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Rec Center's Fall Swim School begins Aug. 26

The Marshall Rec Center is kicking off its Fall 2019 Swim School, offering three sessions of classes, each with lessons for nearly every age range. The sessions are as follows: Session 1: Aug. 26 through Sept. 28 Session 2: Sept. 30 through Nov. 2 Session 3: Nov. 4 through Dec. 7 Classes are offered at multiple age and skill levels. …

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Jesse N. Cottrell, M.D., joins maternal-fetal medicine team at Marshall Obstetrics & Gynecology

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall Health and Cabell Huntington Hospital medical and dental staff welcome Jesse N. Cottrell, M.D., to their obstetrics and gynecology team of providers. Cottrell has been named an assistant professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. He specializes in high-risk pregnancies, including cases of …

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In Memoriam: Terry Shank

Terry Shank passed away in late June at his home in Nitro, West Virginia.  He had a long history of service to Marshall University, starting in the spring semester of 1994 as a part-time faculty member in Biological Sciences.  He became a full-time instructor in the spring semester of 2003, and went on to teach full time in the Department …

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Marshall Dentistry offers teeth whitening discount for employees

Marshall Dentistry and Oral Surgery is offering 30% off its in-chair whitening services for Marshall Health, Marshall University and Cabell Huntington Hospital employees now through Aug. 31, 2019. Tooth discoloration or staining can be caused by food and drink, bad habits, medications, genetics, advancing age and/or trauma. Professional whitening is a fast, easy way to enhance your smile. Our dental team …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed July 31, 2019. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, July 29, 2019.

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