(May 20, 2013) Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine will hold its annual graduation ceremony on Friday, May 24, at 6:30 p.m., at the Schuster Performing Arts Center, in downtown Dayton. Four of the 106 medical students in the class of 2013 are featured in this article.
(May 21, 2013) The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has honored the Boonshoft School of Medicine with a Top Ten Award for its consistent commitment to meeting the nation’s need for family physicians. At Wright State, 16.1 percent of medical school graduates are entering family medicine.
(May 14, 2013) Topaz Sampson, a second-year medical student at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, has been selected the 2013-2014 president-elect of the Student National Medical Association, the oldest and largest student-run organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color.
Center for Healthy Communities offers seminar on ethical dilemmas for health, social services professionals
(May 13, 2013) To help social workers, counselors and nurses in the Dayton area better understand ethical dilemmas, the Boonshoft School of Medicine Center for Healthy Communities is offering a seminar on Tuesday, June 11, 8:30 a.m. to noon, at the Madison Lakes Learning and Conference Center (581 Olive Road) in Dayton.
(April 29, 2013) The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine has named Norma Adragna, Ph.D., interim chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, effective April 1, 2013. Adragna also is a professor of pharmacology and toxicology and director of the cell biophysics group at the medical school. She has been affiliated with the department since 1985, when she was hired as an associate professor.
(March 15, 2013) One hundred and one graduating medical students at Boonshoft School of Medicine learned today which residency programs they will enter after receiving their medical degrees in May. Wright State students matched in outstanding programs in Dayton, throughout Ohio, and across the country, including Case Western Reserve, the Cleveland Clinic, Duke University and the Mayo Clinic. More than a third will remain in Ohio during residency, and 14 percent will remain in the Dayton area. More than half will enter a primary care field.
Wright State’s Fels Longitudinal Study featured in special anniversary issue of American Journal of Physical Anthropology
(March 13, 2013) Researchers at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine are leading the charge in understanding what makes people different. Their research is providing physicians with a greater understanding of human growth and development. But it can also provide valuable insights useful to another field of scientific discovery: physical anthropology.
(Feb. 26, 2013) The Wright State University medical students who produce and host Radio Rounds aren’t going to try to heal you over the air—or the Internet. They might, however, help you connect with the medical profession in more personal ways than usual. Since 2009 when it first aired on WWSU-FM, Wright State’s campus radio station, Radio Rounds has been connecting physicians and other guests from around the country with a growing audience to discuss the human side of medicine.
(Feb. 15, 2013) Abstracts submitted by two resident physicians in the Department of Internal Medicine were selected as winners in the 2013 National Associates Competition of the American College of Physicians (ACP). The top 10 winning entries each in the National Clinical Vignette and Research Paper competitions are featured each year at the ACP's premier scientific meeting, Internal Medicine.
(Feb. 12, 2013) Reach Out of Montgomery County received a $25,000 grant in October for its Safety in Numbers program, which educates underserved and uninsured patients about the importance of numbers and what they mean to their health. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, LLC, awarded the grant to Reach Out to help provide access to low-cost pharmaceuticals and training to ensure that uninsured patients are educated on the importance of prescription compliance and the impact it has on their overall health.
(Feb. 1, 2013, 2013) Peter K. Lauf, M.D., University Professor and professor of pathology and pharmacology and toxicology at Boonshoft School of Medicine, will be the keynote speaker at the American Physiological Society Cell and Molecular Physiology Section (CaMPS) Banquet on April 23 in Boston. His speech, “Five Decades ‘Plus’: Encounters and Eureka Moments in Becoming a Cell Physiologist,” will explore some of the highlights of his career as a research scientist and educator
(May 20, 2013) Former teacher and breast cancer survivor Casey McCluskey will receive the U.S. Public Health Service 2013 Excellence in Public Health Award during Boonshoft School of Medicine graduation ceremonies at the Schuster Center on Friday, May 24. The award recognizes medical students who are involved in public health issues in their communities.
(May 21, 2013) In adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD), cigarette smoking is associated with an increased risk for CKD progression and transplant failure. Now, a first-of-its-kind study by researchers at Dayton Children’s Hospital and Johns Hopkins University has found a possible similar effect in children with kidney disease who are exposed to secondhand smoke, according to lead researcher Abiodun Omoloja M.D., associate professor of pediatrics at Boonshoft School of Medicine and attending pediatric nephrologist at Dayton Children’s.
(May 8, 2013) To understand attitudes and behaviors related to the nonmedical use of buprenorphine, a prescription drug used to treat opiate withdrawal, researchers are collecting and analyzing information from web forums frequented by drug abusers using the Semantic Web, a technology that allows machines to understand the meaning of information. The project is a collaborative effort between the Center for Interventions, Treatment & Addictions Research (CITAR) and the Ohio Center of Excellence in Knowledge-enabled Computing (Kno.e.sis) at Wright State University.
(April 3, 2013) Thomas Brown, Ph.D., professor and vice chair of research in the Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Physiology, was interviewed by U.S. News & World Report about the impact of the federal sequester on research funding. Brown told the reporter that the budget for his National Institutes of Health grant has already been affected.
NPR correspondent to teach course in bringing clarity, plain language and fun to scientific communications
(March 21, 2013) Jon Hamilton, a science correspondent at NPR, will teach a Wright State University graduate level course this summer in how to communicate scientific information in a way that is brief, clear, engaging and fun. This is the fourth year that Hamilton will teach the WSU web-based course, Communications in Science.
(March 6, 2013) Wright State University has won a $4.6 million National Institutes of Health grant aimed at improving the movement of badly injured limbs — funding that will accelerate the growth and productivity of the rapidly developing neuroscience research on campus and support the research and graduate training programs that will be housed in the new $37 million Neuroscience and Engineering Collaboration Building. The five-year grant is for research titled “Synaptic Function: Effects of Nerve Injury, Repair and Altered Activity.”
26 Wright State Physicians, WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine faculty named 2013 Best Doctors® in America
(Feb. 22, 2013) Twenty-six Wright State Physicians and faculty of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine were named to the 2013 Best Doctors® in America list. They represented almost a third of the 81 Dayton area doctors named. Eight Boonshoft School of Medicine alumni who practice locally also were included on the list.
WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine student explores health policy through role with American Medical Association
(Jan. 30, 2013) Alarmed about the number of uninsured Americans – 48.6 million – John Corker began studying health policy as an extracurricular passion in 2005 as an undergraduate at the University of Notre Dame, a passion that he has continued to cultivate as a medical student at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.
(Jan. 14, 2013) Lakshman Swamy, a fifth-year medical student at Boonshoft School of Medicine, has become a nationally-recognized student leader in improving health care as he works to enhance other students’ knowledge of quality and safety issues. Swamy is the Midwest regional director of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School, an interprofessional educational community that promotes health care improvement.
(Jan. 9, 2013) The new Wright State Physicians Concussion Clinic, which is on the campus of Wright State University at 725 University Blvd., is now accepting new patients. Student athletes who are experiencing symptoms of a concussion can call the clinic at (937) 208-2091 for an appointment.
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