The school's magazine, Vital Signs, is published for and distributed to alumni, faculty, staff and friends of Boonshoft School of Medicine.
From the Dean
The medical school lost a very dear friend this year. Oscar Boonshoft passed away on March 22 at the age of 92. Oscar's legacy cannot be overstated. Through the students we graduate, and the impact they will have as they care for patients, improve systems of health care delivery, and advance medical science, Oscar's vision and influence will surely endure for generations.
His vision is evident in the pages of this magazine. You'll find stories on our new Wright State University & Premier Health Partners Neuroscience Institute and Dr. Julie Gentile's pioneering work with people dually diagnosed with intellectual disabilities and mental illness. Oscar's support for our Comprehensive Neuroscience Center facilitated our partnership with Premier Health Partners to create the new Neuroscience Institute. And Dr. Gentile is fulfilling his vision by ensuring that some of the most vulnerable among us get the care they need.
Oscar inspired us with his genuine warmth, his infectious enthusiasm, his sense of humor, and his passion for the possible. He left an indelible impression on everyone who had the good fortune to meet him, just as he has touched so many lives through his transformational impact on our community.
Oscar's delight in possibility allowed him to envision a better world and devise groundbreaking ways to realize that vision. We are honored to have been part of his journey.
Howard M. Part, M.D.
What's Inside this Issue:
- What's Inside
- Boonshoft School of Medicine ranked fourth in the nation for its social mission
- Helping patients in (and over) the air
- Preparing to deliver out-of-this-world medical care
- White Hall facility renamed Gandhi Medical Education Center
- NIH awards $2.1 million to encourage aspiring scientists
- Dual Diagnosis: New hope for patients with few options
- Looking back on a disability-focused career at Wright State
- Root and branch: Robert Fyffe on lineage, legacy, and a life in neuroscience
- Even better than the real thing: Using high technology, heartfelt emotion to train better physicians
- The Ultimate Gift
- 1,000 words
- Repeat Offenders
- No bones about it: Researchers collaborate to improve artificial joints, prevent spinal injury
- New WSU & PHP Neuroscience Institute will speed transfer of research discoveries from lab to bedside
- Walking the walk to support AIDS services
- Sharing and celebrating medical student research
- Shining a spotlight on health care disparities
- Fulbright Award supports student's research in Peru
- Medical students take a break for service
- Match Day
- On the Move
- A calling to heal: The third life of Sister Margo Young
- Flying high: Maurice Young gets a bird's-eye view of battlefields
- Alumni Notes
- New breakthroughs in caffeine research
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