About Us

About Us

The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Office of Research and Graduate Education houses the MD/Ph.D., Biomedical Research Ph.D., Biomedical Research MS, Clinical and Translational Science MS, Biomedical Research MS, BS/PhD, and the Marshall Appalachian Student Summer Biomedical Research Internship.

Program Goal

The primary goal of the Biomedical and Clinical research programs is to use biomedical and translational research approaches to help reduce the numerous health disparities and improve the health of the population in West Virginia and central Appalachia. To do this, students will take an interdisciplinary approach with defined interests and special in-depth training in one of the following research areas of emphasis: Cardiovascular Disease; Cell Biology; Obesity and Related Diseases; Neurobiology and Addiction; and Toxicology and Environmental Health. These areas are designed to be flexible and research-oriented to develop the interests, capabilities, and potential of all students pursuing careers in academic, government, or industrial biomedical sciences.


The main office for the Office of Research and Graduate Education is located in the Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Center on Marshall University's Huntington campus. The administrative offices are located at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine in the Department of Clinical & Translational Sciences. Contact our staff or follow us on social media to learn more about how you can become a part of the Marshall University family today!