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‘Why EMU is a Christian university like no other’

Senior Blake Rogers spoke the following words regarding his scholarly and personal transformation at a donor appreciation banquet on Oct. 11, 2013. He is a 2010 graduate of Turner Ashby High School and native of Hinton, Va. Tonight, I want to reinforce that EMU is truly a Christian University like no other. Three and a half years ago, I was poised with making a life-altering dec ...More

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Osteopathic medical school in Blacksburg, Va., ‘perfect fit’ for EMU grads

Since elementary school she had wanted to be a doctor, but Margaret “Maggie” Parker didn’t know that that dream would merge with a later dream – marrying a good man – during her academic journey through Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) and on to the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM), linked to Virginia Tech University. Mag ...More

EMU alum, local doctor makes lifetime commitment to health

Bergton local Dr. Linford Gehman graduated from high school in the early 1950s. Much like many recent high school graduates today, the then 18-year-old Gehman was unsure about what to study in college. “I didn’t know what I wanted to do,” he admits. Gehman decided to take a break before pursing a degree, and spent the next two years working at a porcelain plant in Pennsylvan ...More

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Alumnus Remains Leading Researcher Into Bipolar Disorder

The link between genetics and mental illness continues to engage Abram Hostetter, a psychiatrist who is in his fourth decade of world-recognized research into why Old Order Amish are more susceptible to bipolar disorder than the general population. Hostetter, an alumnus of two Mennonite colleges, is part of a University of Miami team that has been researching mental illness among generat ...More

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Dr. Chris Taylor Explores Advances in Treating Aneurysms

The science of treating brain aneurysms, a key component of neurosurgery, has developed in the last 70 years, says Chris Taylor ’91, a neurosurgeon on the medical school faculty of the University of New Mexico. Attempts to treat aneurysms before 1937 often led to the patient’s death, Taylor explained in a lecture at the Suter Science Center of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) durin ...More

Cadaver dissection gives EMU pre-med and biology students big advantages in medical school

EMU’s Cadaver Dissection Gives Pre-Med Students Big Advantage

After some preliminary classroom lectures and PowerPoints, it was time for Jason Hostetter ’07 and a handful of other upper-level EMU biology students to get down to business in a laboratory in the bottom floor of the science center. Studying human anatomy with colorful charts is one thing. Using a scalpel and an actual, recently living person is an entirely dif ...More

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Grad Earns Scholarship To Give Dental Care to Underserved

Just a few short weeks and 6.5 credits of gross anatomy into her dentistry studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, Lyubov Slashcheva ’11 has already identified one of the things she misses most about her Shenandoah Valley home: its topography. “I have an affinity for a mountainous landscape, so I’ll likely not venture too far away from the Appalachians if I ca ...More

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Pre-Dental Student a “Hands-On” Volunteer

Originally posted by Harrisonburg-Rockingham Free Clinic, Fall 2011 edition. If anyone values opportunity, it’s Lyubov Slashcheva. As a pre-dental biology major at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), taking the Dental Admission Test (DAT) is one of her priorities. Her free moments are spent engrossed in a DAT study guide. ...More

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Alum Retraces His Life’s Path To Harvard Medical Dean

Courtesy Daily News Record HARRISONBURG — Joseph Martin, a native of Canada and Eastern Mennonite University graduate, credits a firm foun­dation in reality, tempered with plenty of humor, as the cornerstone of his tenure as head of one the nation’s most prestigious medical schools. Martin shared nearly 50 years of medical school wit and wisdom with ...More

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EMU well-represented at Hershey Medical Center

Four Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) graduates are part of the fall class at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, giving the Pennsylvania campus an “EMU feel.” “We were surprised to find that EMU is one of the best represented schools in our class, excluding Penn State itself,” said Brianna Oelschlager, ’11. Oelschlager, Austin Baer ’06, Ben Ru ...More