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Herd for Honduras Facebook auction

The Class of 2020 will host a Facebook auction April 21- April 28, 2017, to benefit the Herd for Honduras mission trip in July 2017 and the Class of 2020 Endowed Scholarship. This event will help raise adequate funds to purchase airfare for our medical students and medical supplies and medications for the Honduran community. Additional proceeds will provide financial support for future medical students at the School of Medicine. The Herd for Honduras mission trip is an annual event hosted by the School of Medicine along with students from the Marshall University School of Pharmacy, community physicians, pharmacists and nurses. The purpose is to provide appropriate primary health care to the isolated communities of Honduras.

You may also donate items to be sold at the auction, including handmade items, tickets, gift cards, household items, sporting goods, sports team gear, themed baskets, etc. For more information, email   

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Marshall medical resident to receive national research award for pediatrics work

Rebecca “Becca” Hayes (M.D. '14)  a third-year internal medicine/pediatrics resident at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has been selected to receive a Society for Pediatric Research House Officer Research Award for her work on developing a validated measure for assessing fitness in young children.

Jerome Puryear Jr., M.D., recognized during Black History Month

Jerome Puryear Jr. (M.D. '97) is a practicing interventional and diagnostic neuroradiologist at Kettering Network Radiology Inc. in Kettering, Ohio. In 2011, Puryear and his wife, Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear, established a scholarship for the School of Medicine in memory of his mother, Ethel Robinson Puryear, and to help nurture a more diverse student body at the School of Medicine.