News from Boonshoft School of Medicine
Boonshoft School of Medicine students win statewide Doctor’s Dilemma® contest for second consecutive year
(Dec. 2, 2013) For the second consecutive year, three fourth-year medical students from the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine won the statewide student Doctor’s Dilemma® contest at the 2013 Ohio Chapter Scientific Meeting of the American College of Physicians (ACP) on Oct. 10, in Columbus. This year's winners were Doug Laurain, Luke Andera and Robert Beaulieu.
(Nov. 25, 2013) Two teaching hospitals affiliated with Boonshoft School of Medicine — Miami Valley Hospital and the Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center — were named top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission in October. The Joint Commission’s Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® program recognizes accredited hospitals that attain excellence on accountability measure performance.
(Nov. 20, 2013) A dermatology resident and a fourth-year student from Boonshoft School of Medicine received awards in the poster competition at the 2013 Ohio Dermatological Association Annual Meeting in October in Columbus. Scarlett Boulos, M.D., (top left) a first-year resident in the Boonshoft School of Medicine Dermatology Residency Program, received first place, and Catherine Ullman, a fourth-year medical student, received third place.
(Nov. 13, 2013) To help social workers, counselors and nurses in the Dayton area better understand cultural competency, the Center for Healthy Communities HealthLink of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine is offering a seminar on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., at the Madison Lakes Learning and Conference Center (581 Olive Road) in Dayton. Registration, refreshments and resource tables open at 8 a.m. More information is online here.
(Oct. 22, 2013) Robert G. Carlson, Ph.D., director of the Center for Interventions, Treatment & Addictions Research (CITAR), and Timothy Lane, M.Ed., injury prevention coordinator for CITAR's Unintentional Prescription Drug Poisoning Project, were interviewed for the CoxMedia series on prescription drug abuse, “Prescription for Pain.” (Some Dayton Daily News articles require a subscription.)
Boonshoft School of Medicine students receive a grant to develop a parenting skills program for young adults at Daybreak
(Sept. 25, 2013) The American Psychiatric Foundation awarded two Boonshoft School of Medicine students with a Helping Hands grant for Project Parenthood, a program designed to provide parenting skills to young adult parents at Daybreak, an emergency shelter for runaway and homeless youth. Jasmin Scott, a third-year medical student, and Ashleigh Welko, a fourth-year medical student, designed the program.
New York Times commentary quoted Dean Parmelee, M.D., associate dean for academic affairs, about Healer's Art Course
(Sept. 18, 2013) Dean Parmelee, M.D., associate dean for academic affairs, and Brent Aebi, a third year medical student, were quoted alongside counterparts from Harvard, Johns Hopkins and Dartmouth medical schools in a New York Times commentary about the Healer’s Art course.
Wright State University awards Katherine Cauley, Ph.D., the 2013 Faculty Award for Excellence in Community Engagement
(Sept. 13, 2013) Wright State University recognized Katherine Cauley, Ph.D., director of the Center for Health Communities at the WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine, with the 2013 Faculty Award for Excellence in Community Engagement.
Angela Clements, Michael Griffin join Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine as directors of major gifts
(Sept. 9, 2013) The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine has appointed Angela Clements, CPA, and Michael Griffin, M.B.A., as directors of major gifts. They will be responsible for growing, managing and sustaining a major gift portfolio for the medical school.
WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine earns Accreditation with Commendation for its continuing medical education
(August 13, 2013) The national Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) awarded the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education (CME) Accreditation with Commendation at its July meeting. Accreditation with Commendation is awarded nationally to only a few CME providers that demonstrate compliance in 22 criteria. The ACCME commended the medical school for meeting the accreditation requirements and for demonstrating that it is a learning organization and a change agent for the physicians served in the Miami Valley.
Air Force doctor, Wright State med student trains in local hospitals, offers medical aid on emergency runs
(August 19, 2013) Maj. (Dr.) Alex Keller was an emergency medical technician (EMT) first before becoming a doctor in the Air Force. His enthusiasm to help others continues being a local paramedic/ firefighter with Bethel Township Fire Department.
(July 16, 2013) The National Institutes of Health has named Thomas L. Brown, Ph.D., professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Physiology, to its prestigious pregnancy study section that is instrumental in national biomedical research. Brown was appointed as a full member of the NIH Pregnancy and Neonatology Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, from July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2019. He will review grant applications, make recommendations and survey the status of research.
(June 18, 2013) Boonshoft School of Medicine student T.J. Klein has been selected for a Fulbright U.S. Student Award for 2013-2014 to study autism in Oman. “This is a very prestigious honor for T.J. and the Boonshoft School of Medicine,” said Dean Parmelee, M.D., associate dean for academic affairs. Klein will begin the nine-month study in September.
(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.
Wright State University clinical medicine librarian receives regional 2013 Distinguished Librarian of the Year Award
(Dec. 3, 2013) The Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association recognized Bette S. Sydelko, M.S.L.S., M.Ed., AHIP, with the 2013 Distinguished Librarian of the Year Award at its annual meeting in October. Sydelko, coordinator of assessment and outreach and a clinical medicine librarian with University Libraries at Wright State University, has been instrumental in advancing the skills of WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine students in the domain of evidence-based medicine and clinical decision-making.
(Dec. 3, 2013) A Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine researcher is coauthor of a new study that explains why men’s noses are bigger than women’s. The story went viral and was covered by NBC News, National Geographic, NPR and the Iowa City Press Citizen. Andrew Froehle, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Division of Morphological Sciences and Biostatistics of the Lifespan Health Research Center, worked with researchers on a University of Iowa study that concluded that men’s noses are on average about 10 percent larger than women’s noses.
(Dec. 3, 2013) The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine recognized several faculty members on Nov. 19 at its annual Faculty Awards event, which highlights the importance of teaching within the medical school and recognizes those who exhibit a strong commitment to teaching while serving as a role model to students, residents and colleagues.
(Nov. 18, 2013) Before starting KalydecoTM, the first oral drug that treats the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis, medical student William Elder Jr. had lost most of his sense of smell and suffered from debilitating sinus headaches due to the disease. His lung function was slowly beginning to decline, leading to serious lung infections. The drug changed his life. “I wouldn’t have been able to get through my first year of medical school at Wright State University without Kalydeco,” the Stanford University graduate said in testimony at a congressional briefing in July.
(Nov. 15, 2013) Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine has named Colleen Hayden, M.S., as the new manager of curriculum and instructional design in the Office of Academic Affairs, effective Nov. 1. Hayden is responsible for managing and enhancing the medical school’s curriculum and facilitating the development, transition and implementation of a new curriculum, which will be focused on significant learning, milestones, active and engaged learning and professional formation.
(Oct. 29, 2013) Seven students from the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine were selected to receive a Choose Ohio First Primary Care Scholarship. The following students will receive an annual scholarship of $30,000: first-year medical student R.J. Sontag; second-year medical students Cara Schroeder, Thao Tran and Austin J. Williams; third-year medical students Stephen Knox and Zenar Tekeste; and fourth-year medical student Ashley Hotz. Hotz and Knox also were 2012-2013 scholarship recipients.
(Oct. 25, 2013) Boonshoft School of Medicine has named Therese M. Zink, M.D., M.P.H., chair of its Department of Family Medicine, effective Jan. 20, 2014. Zink comes to Wright State from the University of Minnesota (UM) in Minneapolis, where she served as a professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Rural Physician Associate Program. She also served as director of UM's Global Family Medicine Pathway, drawing from international medical experience in the republics of Russia, including Chechnya and Ingushetia, and Brazil and Central America.
Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine professor selected to be a Gold Humanism Scholar at Harvard Macy Institute
(Sept. 20, 2013) The Arnold P. Gold Foundation selected Sabrina Neeley, Ph.D., M.P.H., a Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine assistant professor, as one of eight Gold Humanism Scholars at the Harvard Macy Institute 2014 Program for Educators.
Wright State University names Julian G. Cambronero, Ph.D., Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research
(Sept. 13, 2013) Julian Gomez-Cambronero, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, has been named the Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research.
WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine students named recipients of AMA Foundation 2013 Physicians of Tomorrow Award
(Sept. 10, 2013) The American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation recently named two Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine students recipients of the 2013 Physicians of Tomorrow Award. Kyle Davis was one of 15 recipients nationwide to receive the Physicians of Tomorrow Award, while John Corker was one of two recipients to receive the Johnson F. Hammond, M.D., Physicians of Tomorrow Award for medical journalism.
Gwen Sloas, Ed.D., named Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine assistant dean of admissions
(August 19, 2013) The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine announced that Gwen Sloas, Ed.D., has been named assistant dean of admissions.
(July 16, 2013) Alan P. Marco, M.D., M.M.M., FACPE, has been appointed associate dean for faculty and clinical affairs at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and president and CEO of Wright State Physicians, one of the largest physician-managed multispecialty groups in the Dayton region, effective Sept. 9.
WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine class of 2012 gives more than $5,000 to Reach Out of Montgomery County health clinic
(August 7, 2013) Reach Out, a nonprofit organization, which provides health care services, and prescription assistance to the underserved and medically uninsured population of Dayton, did not have an adequately equipped kitchen for the volunteer physicians, nurses and other health care professionals. So the class of 2012 donated more than $5,000 to remodel the Reach Out kitchen.
(July 26, 2013) The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine will welcome 104 new students during a special ceremony on Sunday, July 28, formally marking the start of their medical education. The annual Convocation and White Coat Ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. in the Schuster Performing Arts Center in downtown Dayton. This year’s White Coat Ceremony is dedicated to Robert P. Turk, M.D., clinical professor emeritus, Department of Surgery.
Lakia Q. Gray named Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine director of recruitment and student development
(July 19, 2013) The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine announced that Lakia Q. Gray has been named director of recruitment and student development. She began her duties on June 17.
(July 2, 2013) Boonshoft School of Medicine professor Julian Gomez-Cambronero, Ph.D., and his research team have discovered a key protein that plays a critical role in the development of breast cancer tumors and the spread of the disease to the nearby lungs. “Although it’s still early to tell, the application of these inhibitors to research in human tissue is the next step that could lead to better, less toxic treatments in the battle against breast cancer,” said Cambronero.
(May 24, 2013) After four or more years of intense study and specialized training, the 107 members of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine class of 2013 received their M.D. degrees during the school’s commencement ceremony at the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center on Friday, May 24.
(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 20, 2013) Marjorie Bowman, M.D., M.P.A., dean of the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University, was the keynote speaker at the 2013 Master of Public Health Program Graduation at the University of Pennsylvania on May 13. Bowman is the former chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and past director of the university’s Center for Public Health Initiatives.
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