2013 News Releases from Boonshoft School of Medicine

WSU partners with Saudi university to create medical school modeled on Boonshoft School of Medicine
(Dec. 18, 2013) Boonshoft School of Medicine is expanding its global reach under a recent agreement that enables a new medical school in Saudi Arabia to get started in an innovative way, bringing Wright State’s medical education expertise to a new set of students. Under this unique agreement, Unaizah College of Medicine of Qassim University, Saudi Arabia, will deliver a concurrent educational experience for its students, parallel with the Boonshoft School of Medicine’s medical education program. Dean Marjorie Bowman, M.D., M.P.A., Dean Parmelee, M.D., associate dean for academic affairs, and Larry Prochaska, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry & molecular biology, traveled to Saudi Arabia in early December to meet with representatives of Unaizah College of Medicine to finalize the three-year $5.5 million renewable agreement and plan for its implementation.

Department of Geriatrics wins award from Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging
(Dec. 9, 2013) Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging logoDAYTON—The Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging recognized the Department of Geriatrics of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and the Dayton Area Agency on Aging, PSA 2 (Planning and Service Area Region 2) with its 2013 Outstanding Area Agency on Aging/Provider Partnership of the Year Award.

Gary LeRoy, M.D., part of effort to encourage minority students to consider family medicine
(Dec. 9, 2013) The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has adapted the American Medical Association’s outreach program, “Doctors Back to School,” to help increase the number of minority physicians. The program relies on physician mentors such as Gary L. LeRoy, M.D., associate dean for student affairs and admissions and associate professor of family medicine at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, to educate middle- and high-school minority students about family medicine and to encourage them to consider it as a career.

Wright State University 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.

Researcher contributes to study that explains why men’s noses are bigger than women’s
(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.

Boonshoft School of Medicine presents faculty awards to outstanding teachers, mentors
(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.

Boonshoft School of Medicine students win statewide Doctor’s Dilemma® 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.

Resident, student recognized in Ohio Dermatological Association Annual Meeting poster competition
(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 Ulman, a fourth-year medical student, received third place.

Awards Ceremony Recognizes Student, Faculty Excellence
(Nov. 19, 2013) Boonshoft School of Medicine recognized outstanding students and excellent teachers at the 16th Annual Student and Teaching Excellence Awards ceremony on Nov. 7, 2013. The Teaching Excellence Award winners, chosen by medical students, were John Donnelly, M.D., professor of family medicine; Karen Kirkham, M.D., associate professor of internal medicine; Paul Koles, M.D., chair and associate professor of pathology; and Larry J. Ream, Ph.D., vice chair and associate professor of neuroscience, cell biology and physiology.

Boonshoft School of Medicine student William Elder Jr. testifies in a congressional briefing about new drug
(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.

Boonshoft School of Medicine names Colleen Hayden manager of curriculum and instructional design
(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.

Wright State University Center for Healthy Communities offers seminar on cultural competency
(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.

Seven WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine students receive Choose Ohio First Primary Care Scholarships
(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.

Second annual Wright State University & Premier Health Neuroscience Institute Symposium slated for Nov. 5
(Oct. 29, 2013) The Wright State University and Premier Health Neuroscience Institute will present its second annual neuroscience symposium, “Selected Topics in Translational Neuroscience,” on Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 1:15 to 5:15 p.m., in the Sinclair Conference Center at Sinclair Community College. Sign-in and a luncheon will begin at 11:45 a.m. The presentations will explore current research on myasthenia gravis, ways to improve the neurologic health of preterm infants, stress resilience and stroke.

Therese M. Zink, M.D., M.P.H., named chair of Boonshoft School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine
(Oct. 25, 2013) Wright State University 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.

CITAR experts interviewed for series on prescription drug abuse
(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.)

Susan Fraker to speak at “Disabilities & Domestic Violence" event Oct. 29
(Oct. 22, 2013) Susan Fraker, project coordinator for WSU's Substance Abuse Resources and Disability Issues, will be a featured speaker at “Disabilities and Domestic Violence,” on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2:30-4 p.m., at the Herman N. Menapace Center (1141 N. Monroe Drive) in Xenia, Ohio. The free event is sponsored by the Greene County Disability Coalition and the Family Violence Prevention Center of Greene County.

Music & Medicine Symposium to focus on communications, teamwork
(Oct. 15, 2013) The Fifth Annual Music and Medicine Symposium, “Orchestrating Communications and Teamwork,” will be held Oct. 29-30 at Wright State University. The symposium will explore how the medical and music communities can work together to foster communications and teamwork in medicine and music.

Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine chapter of Student National Medical Association to host Region V Fall Conference
(Oct. 8, 2013) The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) will host the 2013 SNMA Region V Fall Conference, “Leadership in Medicine: Going Beyond the Clinic,” Oct. 18-20, at White Hall on the campus of Wright State University.

Wright State Orthopaedics will offer an educational session about common conditions of the front part of the foot on Oct. 15
(Oct. 4, 2013) Wright State Orthopaedics will offer an educational session about common conditions of the front part of the foot on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m., in Classroom 1 on the second floor of the Wright State Physicians building on the campus of Wright State University (725 University Blvd.). The session is free and open to the public.

WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine Public Health Grand Rounds event to address health care delivery among vulnerable populations
(Oct. 3, 2013) An expert in health policy and health services research will discuss “Current U.S. Healthcare Delivery: The Challenge to Serve Vulnerable Populations” on Tuesday, Oct. 15, noon to 1 p.m., at Wright State University in the Student Union Discovery Room.

WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine Center for Healthy Communities spreading the word about new health insurance marketplace
(Sept. 26, 2013) The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Center for Healthy Communities is one of several community agencies involved in providing information about the new Health Insurance Marketplace. These agencies will gather at the Dr. Charles R. Drew Community Health Center (1323 W. Third Street) on Tuesday, Oct. 1, noon to 2 p.m.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wright State Orthopaedics will offer an educational session about exercise on Sept. 17 at Wright State University
(Sept. 6, 2013) Wright State Orthopaedics will offer an educational session about exercise on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m., in Classroom 2 on the second floor of the Wright State Physicians building on the campus of Wright State University (725 University Blvd.). The session is free and open to the public.

Screening of “ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare” to be shown at the Boonshoft School of Medicine
(Aug. 28, 2013) Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine is one of more than 50 medical schools participating in a one-day national screening event of the Sundance film “ESCAPE FIRE: the Fight to Rescue American Healthcare” on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The event is at 7 p.m. in the Gandhi Auditorium in White Hall on the WSU campus. It is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in lots 14, 16 and 17 near White Hall after 6 p.m.

Boonshoft School of Medicine Public Health Grand Rounds event to examine the state of the region’s trauma centers
(Aug. 23, 2013) A panel of experts will discuss “The State of the Region’s Trauma Centers” on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 3 to 4 p.m., at Wright State University in the Student Union Discovery Room. Free and open to the public, the event is part of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine’s Public Health Grand Rounds, which seek to inform health professionals about public health topics related to prevention and workforce development.

Wright State University Center for Healthy Communities to offer seminar on infant mortality in Ohio
(Aug. 22, 2013) To help social workers, counselors and nurses better understand infant mortality in Ohio, the Center for Healthy Communities of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine is offering a seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 10. The seminar will discuss why infant mortality is higher in Ohio compared to the national rate, describe strategies to help reduce infant mortality and identify community resources that address infant mortality.

Air Force doctor, Wright State med student trains in local hospitals, offers medical aid on emergency runs
(Aug. 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.

Gwen Sloas, Ed.D., named Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine assistant dean of admissions
(Aug. 19, 2013) The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine announced that Gwen Sloas, Ed.D., has been named assistant dean of admissions.

FBI Academic Biosecurity Workshop to be held at Wright State University Student Union on Sept. 10
(Aug. 1, 2013) In today’s world, many individuals and groups have threatened to attack the United States with biological weapons. They have targeted laboratories, biotechnology companies, scientists and students. To raise awareness of these and other biosecurity risks, a free workshop and seminar will be held at Wright State University in the Student Union on Sept. 10, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine earns Accreditation with Commendation for its continuing medical education
(Aug. 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.

WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine Center for Healthy Communities announces 2013 Health Promotion Program Award
(Aug. 13, 2013) The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Center for Healthy Communities selected GetUp Montgomery County as the recipient of its annual Health Promotion Program Award. The award was presented at the Center for Healthy Communities Community Advisory Board meeting on July 10.

WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine class of 2012 gives more than $5,000 to Reach Out of Montgomery County health clinic
(Aug. 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.

Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine welcomes the class of 2017
(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.

Alan Marco named president and CEO of Wright State Physicians
(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 researcher discovers mechanism to slow tumor growth and metastasis in breast cancer
(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.

Fulbright Award supports Boonshoft School of Medicine student’s research on autism
(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.

Boonshoft School of Medicine holds 33rd commencement May 24
(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.

Graduating student overcomes cancer, applies lessons learned to caring for kids
(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.

Journey to medical school takes different paths
(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 107 medical students in the class of 2013 are featured in this article.

AAFP recognizes Boonshoft School of Medicine with a Top Ten Award
(May 20, 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.

Dean presents keynote address at Penn Master of Public Health graduation
(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.

Exposure to secondhand smoke may lead to worsening of pediatric kidney disease
(May 20, 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. The study of 366 children aged 1 to 16 years is the first study of the effect of secondhand smoke exposure in CKD, 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.

WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine student selected president-elect of Student National Medical Association
(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.

Researchers use social web forum data to understand nonmedical use of painkillers
(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.

Norma Adragna, Ph.D., named interim chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
(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 of Pharmacology and Toxicology since 1985, when she was hired as an associate professor.

Local dermatologists to offer free skin cancer screenings May 6–10
(April 19, 2013) Local dermatologists will offer free skin cancer screenings to promote early detection and prevention of skin cancers during the week of May 6-10. Morning and afternoon appointments will be available at several locations throughout the region. Because space is limited, appointments are required.

Boonshoft School of Medicine accepting applications for Horizons in Medicine through April 29
(April 12, 2013) Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine is now taking applications for its 2013 Horizons in Medicine program, which runs from June 10 through July 17. The application deadline is April 29. 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

Wright State Orthopaedics will offer educational session about concussions on April 23
(April 12 2013) Wright State Orthopaedics will offer an educational session about concussions on Tuesday, April 23, at 7 p.m., in the Family Medicine Conference Room in the Wright State Physicians building on the campus of Wright State University (725 University Blvd.). The session, “Concussion Update,” is free and open to the public.

Public Health Grand Rounds event to address Affordable Care Act and its impact on Ohio
(April 10, 2013) Amy Rohling McGee, president of the Health Policy Institute of Ohio, will speak on the Affordable Care Act and its impact on Ohio on Thursday, April 18, at 9 a.m., at Wright State University in the Endeavor Room of the Student Union. Free and open to the public, the event is part of the Center for Global Health’s Public Health Grand Rounds, which seek to inform health professionals about public health topics related to prevention and workforce development. The event also is being co-presented by the Montgomery County Indigent Care Consortium.

Boonshoft School of Medicine to host TEDMED Live 2013 Simulcast on April 17
(April 4, 2013) Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine is one of several sites to host TEDMED Live, the on-demand simulcast of TEDMED, the multidisciplinary gathering at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., where innovative thinkers collaborate with one another on the future of health and medicine. The event takes place Wednesday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m., in the Gandhi Auditorium at White Hall on the campus of Wright State University.

Thomas Brown, Ph.D., interviewed by U.S. News & World Report
(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.

Boonshoft School of Medicine students to host 5K AIDS Benefit Walk/Run on April 14 at Wegerzyn Gardens
(March 18, 2013) To raise awareness about HIV and AIDS, the American Medical Student Association at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, along with the Boonshoft School of Medicine and Five Rivers MetroParks, is sponsoring the annual 5K AIDS Benefit Walk/Run on Sunday, April 14, at 9 a.m., at Wegerzyn Gardens, 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave., in Dayton. The race check-in begins at 8 a.m.

Class of 2013 at Boonshoft School of Medicine participates in Match Day
(March 15, 2013) One hundred and four graduating medical students in the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine learned today which residency programs they will enter after receiving their medical degrees in May. More than one-third of the Wright State graduates will remain in Ohio during residency, and 13 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.

Wright State Orthopaedics offers educational session on plastic surgery March 19 at Wright State University
(March 13, 2013) Wright State Orthopaedics will offer an educational session on plastic surgery on Tuesday, March 19, at 7 p.m., in the Family Medicine Conference Room in the Wright State Physicians building on the campus of Wright State University (725 University Blvd.). The session, “Plastic Surgery: It Is More Than Just Cosmetics,” is free and open to the public.

Wright State lands $4.6 million neuroscience research grant
(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.”

Public Health Grand Rounds event speaker to address societal beliefs about disability
(March 4, 2013) Julie L. Williams, Psy.D., ABPP, C.R.C., an associate professor and board-certified rehabilitation psychologist in the Wright State University School of Professional Psychology, will explore disability as a social construction resulting in largely negative beliefs as part of a Public Health Grand Rounds event, “Disability Awareness: A Call to Build Community Partners,” on Tuesday, March 19, 3:30 to 5 p.m., in the Pavilion Room of the Indu and Raj Soin Medical Center (3535 Pentagon Blvd.) in Beavercreek. She will introduce a new paradigm of disability that is informed by a social minority model, in which disability is viewed as an identity to be celebrated.

Radio Rounds featured in Wright State University News Room
(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.

Phi Rho Sigma to host a Day of Caring pancake brunch Feb. 24
(Feb. 22, 2013) Boonshoft School of Medicine students from the Phi Rho Sigma Medical Society are hosting a Day of Caring 2013 brunch site in White Hall from 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Feb. 24, on the WSU campus. The event is open to the public. To reserve tickets, contact Ralla Shrit at shrit.2@wright.edu.

26 Wright State Physicians, Boonshoft School of Medicine faculty named 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.

Center for Healthy Communities offers continuing education seminar on ex-offender reentry
(Feb. 18, 2013) The Center for Healthy Communities will offer a seminar on “Ex-Offender Reentry: Challenges and Opportunities,” on Tuesday, March 12, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Madison Lakes Learning and Conference Center in Dayton. The seminar will provide information for social workers, counselors, nurses and other professionals about ex-offenders and the reentry process. In addition, participants will learn about state and local resources related to ex-offender reentry programs.

Residents win American College of Physicians National Associates Competition
(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.

Reach Out of Montgomery County receives grant for Safety in Numbers Program
(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.

Wright State Orthopaedics will offer educational session on shoulder pain on Feb. 19 at Wright State University
(Feb. 8, 2013) Wright State Orthopaedics will offer an educational session on shoulder pain on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m., in the Family Medicine Conference Room in the Wright State Physicians building on the campus of Wright State University (725 University Blvd.). The session is free and open to the public.

Epidemiologist to discuss fetal alcohol spectrum disorders on Feb. 6 at Wright State
(Feb. 4, 2013) Sara Paton, Ph.D., associate professor of community health, will speak about fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) at a Public Health Grand Rounds event on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 3:30-4:30 p.m., in the Atlantis Room in the Student Union at Wright State University. Paton, who also is an epidemiologist with Public Health-Dayton Montgomery County, will address how alcohol affects a developing baby’s brain and body, FASD prevention and why FASD is a community issue.

Peter Lauf, M.D., to give keynote address at national meeting
(Feb. 1, 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

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.

WSU medical student works nationally to improve quality & safety in health care
(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.

Wright State Physicians Opens a Concussion Clinic
(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.

Pharmacology & Toxicology to offer certificate in chemical biological radiological nuclear defense
(Jan. 8, 2013) The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology has implemented a Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Defense (CBRND) Certificate Program. Students who complete the program will receive certification indicating advanced knowledge in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense.

Wright State Orthopaedics to offer educational session on knee pain Jan. 15
(Jan. 7, 2013) Wright State Orthopaedics will offer an educational session on knee pain on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m., in the Family Medicine Conference Room in the Wright State Physicians building on the campus of Wright State University (725 University Blvd.). The session is free and open to the public.


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