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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

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Science, technology, engineering and math students get boost from summer session

HARRISONBURG, VA. – The feeding patterns of indigenous clams, human respiration, measurements and robotics were just some of the topics covered during the 2011 Summer Bridge Program at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). “We try to expose students to the core majors we provide and let them experience what each has to offer,” said Roman Miller, PhD, EMU professor of biol ...More

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Dentist-Alum Honored at MCV

Dr. Debra (Boese) Horst, a 2007 graduate of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), received the highest honor a dental student can achieve at the Medical College of Virginia (MCV) of Virginia Commonwealth University upon graduating in May 2011. Dr. Horst was elected to Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), a society that was “established to promote and recognize scholarship and character among stu ...More

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Harvard Hosts EMU Funding Strategy Meetings for New Science Facility

BOSTON — Harvard Medical School provided the backdrop for a historic gathering intended to generate lead funding strategies for Eastern Mennonite University’s $30 million capital campaign to create new science labs and to renovate the existing Suter Science Center. Some 35 science commissioners, ...More

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EMU Alum Physician Focuses on Rural Medical Education in Ohio

Randall L. (Randy) Longenecker, M.D., of Bellefontaine, Ohio, leans forward, his pulse and his voice quickening as he talks about an issue close to his heart: providing top-notch medical care to America’s rural population. Dr. Longenecker, a 1975 EMU graduate, has a long-standing passion to encourage recent medical school graduates to focus their energies on underserved areas ...More