News Releases from 2011

Margaret Dunn, M.D., receives prestigious award from Association of Women Surgeons
(Oct. 25, 2011) The Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) has honored Margaret Dunn, M.D., M.B.A., FACS, with its most prestigious award, the Nina Starr Braunwald Award, in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the advancement of women in surgery. She was presented with the award at the annual AWS Fall Conference in San Francisco on Oct. 24. Dunn serves as executive associate dean at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.

Wright State honors Lori Metivier with President’s Award for Leadership
(October 5, 2011) Lori Metivier has received the Wright State University President’s Award for Excellence in Leadership. The award is presented each year by the president of Wright State University to a staff member who has provided leadership in support of the university’s mission. Metivier serves as a grants and contract specialist in the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine’s Center for Global Health.

Wright State names Timothy Cope, Ph.D., Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research
(September 27, 2011) Timothy Cope, Ph.D., chair and professor of neuroscience, cell biology and physiology and director of the WSU & PHP Neuroscience Institute, has been named the Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research at Wright State University. The title is a special rank awarded by the Board of Trustees to a faculty member who has produced a significant body of work in scholarship, research or the creative arts, which brings distinction to the university and national or international recognition to the faculty member.

Wright State names Jerald Kay, M.D., Frederick A. White Distinguished Professor of Professional Service
(September 27, 2011) Wright State University has named Jerald Kay, M.D., chair and professor of psychiatry, the Frederick A. White Distinguished Professor of Professional Service. The title Distinguished Professor of Professional Service is a special rank awarded by the Board of Trustees to a Wright State University faculty member who has provided exceptional service to the university and the community through outstanding leadership and significant contributions.

Wright State honors Christopher Wyatt, Ph.D., with Early Career Achievement Award
(September 27, 2011) Wright State University has recognized Christopher Wyatt, Ph.D., assistant professor of neuroscience, cell biology and physiology, with its Presidential Award for Early Career Achievement. The award recognizes excellence in teaching, scholarship and service during the first four years of a faculty member’s appointment.

Howard Part, M.D., stepping down as dean of Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
(September 16, 2011) After serving for 13 years as dean of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Howard Part, M.D., has announced he will step down from his position to return to the full-time faculty. A national search will be conducted for a new dean, and Part will continue in his position until a new dean is chosen.

Medicaid outreach training for health professionals offered Oct. 7
(September 7, 2011) The Center for Healthy Communities is sponsoring Medicaid Outreach Training for health professionals in social work and nursing, along with community health workers and other health and human services agency representatives. The half-day session will be offered Oct. 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., at the Montgomery County Department of Job and Family Services Job Center, 1111 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd., Dayton.

Center for Healthy Communities offers free classes in community health advocacy
(August 18, 2011) The Center for Healthy Communities is offering "introduction to Community Health Advocacy" classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 4 through Nov. 10. The free classes will be held at the Center for Healthy Communities at One Elizabeth Place, Suite 110, in Dayton.

Preventing violence to improve women’s health workshop slated for September 30
(August 16, 2011) The Center for Healthy Communities and a coalition of community groups will present a workshop on “Preventing Violence to Improve Women’s Health” on Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Good Samaritan North Health Center, 9000 N. Main St., in Dayton. The program offers continuing education credits for nurses, social workers and counselors.

Boonshoft School of Medicine welcomes the class of 2015
(July 29, 2011) The medical school will welcome 103 future physicians and their families and friends during the annual Convocation and White Coat Ceremony on Sunday, July 31, in the Schuster Performing Arts Center's Mead Theater in downtown Dayton, at 2 p.m. The students, who were carefully selected from a group of more than 3,000 applicants, will take their first oath of professional medical ethics as they begin four or more years of medical school.

WSU's eCAM program offers substance abuse treatment for people with disabilities statewide
(July 1, 2011) With support from a $1.2 million state grant, the medical school's eCam program will provide substance abuse treatment via computer to disabled and returning veterans throughout the state of Ohio. The program was created by the medical school’s Substance Abuse Resources and Disability Issues program through its Community Advocacy Model program.

Wright State Physicians group breaks ground for medical office building on WSU campus
(June 21, 2011) Wright State Physicians held a groundbreaking ceremony today for a new medical office and sports medicine facility on the Wright State University campus. The 66,000-square-foot building will provide much-needed medical care for the residents of western Greene County and beyond. Construction will begin immediately, with occupancy scheduled for fall 2012.

Congratulations to the Class of 2011!
(May 31, 2011) After dedicating four or more years to intense study and rigorous, specialized training, the 101 members of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine class of 2011 were awarded M.D. degrees during the school's commencement ceremony on Friday, May 27. View photos from the 2011 commencement ceremony on

Noted author to deliver commencement address at Boonshoft School of Medicine on May 27
(May 26, 2011) Stephen Bergman, M.D., Ph.D., an award-winning author who uses the pen name Samuel Shem, will address the 101 graduating members of the 2011 class at Boonshoft School of Medicine at commencement ceremonies at the Schuster Performing Arts Center in downtown Dayton on Friday, May 27, beginning at 6:30 p.m. His address is entitled "How to Stay Human in Medicine."

Football great Chris Spielman details wife's battle with cancer
(April 28, 2011) ESPN analyst and former Ohio State football great Chris Spielman, who lost his wife, Stefanie, to cancer November 19, 2009, shared his story with an audience of nearly 200 as the keynote speaker for the annual Wright State University Academy of Medicine dinner on April 27.

Former Buckeye, Hall of Famer Chris Spielman to speak at Wright State April 27
(April 20, 2011) Former Buckeye football player and current ESPN sports analyst Chris Spielman will deliver the keynote address at this year’s annual Wright State University Academy of Medicine dinner on April 27.

Dermatologists to offer free skin cancer screenings May 9-13
(April 8, 2011) Local dermatologists will offer free skin cancer screenings to promote early detection and prevention of skin cancers during the week of May 9-13, 2011. Morning and afternoon appointments will be available at several locations throughout the region. Because space is limited, appointments are required.

Boonshoft School of Medicine students to hold canned food drive Saturday, April 11
(April 4, 2011) At a time of year when food pantries are depleted of vital donations, Wright State medical students are supporting the local community by organizing a food drive for The Foodbank, Inc. Student volunteers will visit neighborhoods near the Wright State campus beginning Monday, April 11, to hand out flyers and inform residents about the event. They will return on April 16, from noon to 6 p.m., to collect donations of non-perishable food items.

Class of 2011 participates in national Match Day event
(March 17, 2011) Graduating WSU medical students learned today which residency programs they will enter after receiving their medical degrees in May. Nearly half will remain in Ohio during residency, and 44 percent will enter a primary care field (Family Medicine: 12.4 percent; Internal Medicine: 16.5 percent; Internal Medicine-Family Medicine: 1.0 percent; Internal Medicine-Pediatrics: 1.0 percent; and Pediatrics: 13.4 percent). The majority matched in 13 other specialties.

Boonshoft School of Medicine accepting applications for Horizons in Medicine
(February 21, 2011) Wright State University is now taking applications for its 2011 Horizons in Medicine program, which will run June 9 through July 13, 2011. This unique program offers high school students, mostly from disadvantaged or minority backgrounds, the opportunity to see firsthand the science and delivery of health care that forms the foundation of a career in medicine. The application deadline for this year’s program is April 2, 2011.

Third year student Jason Thuener wins American Medical Association Foundation's 2011 Leadership Award
(February 17, 2011) Jason E. Thuener, a third-year student at Boonshoft School of Medicine, has been named a recipient of the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation's 2011 Leadership Award. Thuener, who plans to pursue a career in internal medicine or radiology, is one of only 24 medical students in the nation to receive this leadership award that recognizes outstanding non-clinical leadership skills in advocacy, community service and education.

Music and Medicine Symposium at Wright State University Jan. 25 & 26 focuses on voice care for the performer
(January 4, 2010) The Third Annual Music and Medicine Symposium, "Care of the Voice for the Music Performer and Teacher," to be held Jan. 25-26 at Wright State University, will explore how the medical and music communities can work together to encourage wellness and promote healing.

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