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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 3, 2001

Wright State School of Medicine Welcomes
New Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

DAYTON, OHIO--Dean X. Parmelee, M.D., has been named associate dean for academic affairs for the School of Medicine. He will be responsible for managing and supporting the undergraduate medical curriculum, including development, implementation, and evaluation. Photo of Dean X. Parmelee

"Wright State is poised to be a leader in medical education through its devoted faculty, its students who care deeply about others, and the school's tradition of innovation, community collaboration, and life-long learning," says Dr. Parmelee.
Dr. Parmelee earned his undergraduate degree from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and his M.D. degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He completed residencies in Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital and child and adolescent psychiatry at the MGH's McLean Hospital. He is board certified in both adult and child and adolescent psychiatry and is a Fellow of both the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Prior to joining Wright State, Dr. Parmelee was tenured professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, chairman of child and adolescent psychiatry, and director of the second year medical school curriculum. He received several teaching awards at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), including the School of Medicine's nomination for the University's Distinguished Teaching Award of 2000.

His areas of scholarship have included research in pediatric psychopharmacology, pediatric head injury, children's mental health services, autism, and the genetics of childhood depression. He is an author of 18 scientific articles, eight book chapters, and has edited two books, one on psychoanalysis and the other on child psychiatry. He is the principal investigator for the VCU Autism Center's Registry, the first state-wide registry of children with autism in the United States. He has served as the assistant editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and associate editor of Brain Injury: the Journal of the International Brain Injury Association.

For several years, Dr. Parmelee has served on various committees of the National Board of Medical Examiners, including the Behavioral Sciences Task Force and Committee for STEP I, the Interdisciplinary Review Committee for STEP I, and the Standards Setting Committee, which sets the passing score for STEP I. At VCU he was very involved in curriculum and faculty development and served on the admissions committee for 13 years.

"I look forward to working closely with students and faculty to forge an unparalleled curriculum and educational atmosphere for the education of physicians in the 21st century," says Dr. Parmelee.