MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Clay B. Marsh, M.D., a 1985 graduate of the West Virginia University School of Medicine, has been named this year’s recipient of the WVU School of Medicine Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Dr. Marsh is executive director of the Center for Personalized Health Care and serves as vice dean and senior associate vice president for research at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Marsh is also a professor of internal medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, the Department of Internal Medicine and is board certified in pulmonary and critical care medicine.

Marsh is the current director of the Center for Critical Care and Respiratory Medicine, one of the six signature programs at OSU Wexner Medical Center. As a member of the board of directors for the Personalized Medicine Coalition, he has led efforts in personalized health care at OSU by leading the development of pilot programs in wellness and chronic disease testing.

Marsh has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and maintains an active laboratory and clinical practice at OSU. In addition, Marsh has mentored more than 50 M.D., M.D./Ph.D. and Ph.D. doctoral students, post-doctoral researchers and junior faculty.

The WVU School of Medicine Distinguished Alumnus Award was established in 1984 by the Executive Council of the WVU School of Medicine Alumni Association. The award was created to honor alumni "whose distinguished careers and unselfish contributions to society have enhanced the prestige of West Virginia University School of Medicine and, in their own way, have helped to upgrade the quality of health care."

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