Herd news in brief
MU speech pathology program re-accredited
HUNTINGTON -- The graduate program in speech-language pathology at Marshall University's Department of Communication Disorders has been awarded continuing accreditation from the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, or CAA.
As of Feb. 22, the CAA voted to re-accredit the program through 2021.
Currently, the Department of Communication Disorders is home to the Marshall University Speech and Hearing Center, the Scottish Rite Childhood Speech and Language Program, The Luke Lee Listening, Language and Learning Lab, The Oshel Parent Education Program and the Stuttering Clinic. For more information on the Marshall Department of Communication Disorders, please visit www.marshall.edu/cohp online.
Hart re-appointed to advisory committee
HUNTINGTON -- Debra Hart, Director of Equity Programs at Marshall University, has been appointed to the West Virginia Advisory Committee by the U.S. Commission on Human Rights. This is her second term on the advisory board as she was appointed for a previous two-year term in 1996.
The U.S. Commission is an independent, bipartisan, fact-finding federal agency with the mission to inform the development of national civil rights policy and enhance enforcement of federal civil rights laws.
State higher education system awards grants to faculty in W.Va.
CHARLESTON -- Two Marshall University professors were part of the group of five faculty members from universities in West Virginia who were awarded mini- grants that will allow them the opportunity to better prepare larger research proposals.
The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission's Division of Science and Research awarded biology professors Gary Schultz and Guo-Zhang Zhu two of the Research Proposal Mini-Grants of $6,000.
The other grant recipients were Bingyun Li and Joe McFaden from West Virginia University, Gifty Osei-Prempeh from West Virginia University Institute of Technology.
The grants provide replacement salary for an uninterrupted period of time so that the awarded faculty member may write large research proposals during the summer.
Cardiology chair is named to professorship
HUNTINGTON -- Dr. Mark Studeny, professor and chair of the department of cardiology at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has been named the inaugural Bernard C. and Pansy P. Wellington Professor of Cardiology.
The professorship is funded by a $800,000 grant facilitated by Robert H. Beymer, chairman of the board of First Sentry Bank and trustee of the Bernard C. and Pansy P. Wellington Foundation. The gift will support medical education and cardiovascular research at the school of medicine.
The gift has the option of supporting a scholarship for a medical student.
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