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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 9, 2003

Carolyn Long receives the Dean's Award

DAYTON, OHIO--Howard Part, M.D., dean for Wright State University School of Medicine presented the Dean's Award to Carolyn Long, during graduation ceremonies held at the Schuster Performing Arts Center on June 6th.
The Dean's award is given to a graduating medical student who exemplifies the school's goals and who has made important contributions to the school.

Long is a native of Middletown, Ohio, and is one of fourteen children from the family of Bernard and Carolyn Long. She holds a B.S. in biochemistry from the University of Notre Dame in Southbend, Indiana, and a M.A. in education from the University of Portland.

Long is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. She has represented the class of 2003 as part of their student council as treasurer and served as co-chair on their fundraising committee. She is a member of Phi Rho Sigma, the American Medical Association, the American Medical Student Association, American Medical Women's Association, and the Internal Medicine Interest Group.

Long taught anatomy and biochemistry as a supplemental instructor for Wright State's prematriculation program, a program that introduces first year medical students to material seen within the first year of medical school.

Long volunteers with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Dayton, has volunteered at Reach Out of Montgomery County, helped to develop health screenings for the St. Vincent DePaul Homeless Shelter, and led health-related discussions at area schools as part of the Student-to-Student Program.

Long has chosen the field of internal medicine and will serve her residency with the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina