School of Medicine marks commencement

School of Medicine marks 37th annual investiture and commencement

HUNTINGTON, W.Va.—The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine celebrated its 37th annual investiture during a ceremony, Friday, May 4th, at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center in Huntington.

Seventy-two doctor of medicine degrees and one doctoral degree in biomedical sciences were awarded during the event which was streamed live and is still accessible for viewing.  Also recognized at the ceremony as the school of medicine’s honorary alumnus was Terry Fenger, Ph.D., director of the Marshall University Forensic Science Center.  Fenger will retire in September after 38 years of service to Marshall University.

The evening’s keynote speaker, Erling C. J. Norrby, M.D., Ph.D., a virologist at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden and a widely-recognized authority on the Nobel Prizes selection process, was awarded an honorary degree from Marshall University.

Graduates of the Class of 2017 include five students who have maintained perfect 4.0 GPAs during their medical school years.  The class also features two students who will serve in the U.S. military following graduation as well as others who have matched into prestigious post graduate residency training programs across the country.

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Date Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017