2008 News Releases from Boonshoft School of Medicine

WSU, UD women's basketball teams to celebrate, support kinship caregivers at Sunday's game
(December 19, 2008) The Wright State University and University of Dayton women's basketball teams may battle fiercely on the court this Sunday, but during a special halftime ceremony, they will become allies in support of a worthy cause.

Ohio's modular Acute Care Centers ready to provide medical help during emergencies, disasters
(November 25, 2008) Boonshoft School of Medicine and the Ohio Department of Health have placed three new mobile Acute Care Centers and Neighborhood Emergency Help Centers into service to provide support to hospitals, primary care offices and other health care systems during emergencies.

WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine professors named "Heroes of Emergency Medicine"
(November 24, 2008) The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has honored three physicians affiliated with the Department of Emergency Medicine as "Heroes of Emergency Medicine."

Wright State University research symposium explores cutting-edge medical science "beyond the genome"
(October 30, 2008) The sequencing of the human genome early this decade was a major scientific achievement, but it does not represent the final frontier of medical knowledge. Work underway at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, however, very well could.

WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine provides hands-on training for military, civilian emergency personnel
(October 23, 2008) Oakes Quarry Park in Fairborn became the site of an elaborate tactical field exercise for U.S Air Force and Army National Guard emergency personnel and civilian emergency medical technicians (EMTs) today.

WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine Inducts New Gold Humanism Honor Society Members
(October 22, 2008) The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine has inducted 13 fourth-year medical students and six physicians into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. The students, selected by a vote of their peers and the medical school faculty, were recognized at a ceremony on October 21 at Country Club of the North for their "excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service."

Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine generated $850.5 million economic impact, 13,000 jobs in 2007
(October 6, 2008) The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, its medical student education and research enterprise, its faculty practice plan (Wright State Physicians) and the resident training and research enterprise of its affiliated hospitals contributed $850.5 million to the state's economy in 2007, according to a recent study commissioned by the Ohio Council of Medical Deans. During the same period, they generated $24 million in state government revenue and were responsible for supporting 13,334 jobs.

Wright State University women's basketball coach to address grandparents, other relatives raising children
(September 16, 2008) When Wright State University Women's Basketball Coach, Bridgett Williams, was growing up, being raised by her grandmother made her family structure fairly unusual. Today, more than 85,000 grandparents across Ohio are raising their grandchildren, and Williams will share her own experiences with some of them at a special event this weekend. On Saturday, Sept. 20, at 10 a.m., Williams will address the Trotwood Grandparent and Other Relatives Support Group at the Dayton Metro Library Trotwood Branch.

WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine holds grand opening, dedication ceremony for campus building
(September 12, 2008) Local medical students are learning in a specialized, state-of-the-art facility that rivals the best in the nation thanks to an ambitious building project at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.

Survey shows drug use declining among middle and high school students, but still a serious problem (September 5, 2008) Results of the 2008 Dayton Area Drug Survey (DADS) indicate that fewer students have tried or regularly use drugs, alcohol, and tobacco than in past years, but overall use, especially among older students, remains a serious problem.

Golf scramble to support innovative intervention program, memorial scholarship fund (August 21, 2008) When Harvey A. Siegal, Ph.D., founded the Weekend Intervention Program (WIP) in 1978, he had no idea that the groundbreaking program would eventually help more than 55,000 participants and inspire imitators throughout North America. To support WIP and honor the memory of Siegal, the Boonshoft School of Medicine is hosting the first annual Harvey A. Siegal Memorial Golf Scramble on September 8 at the NCR Country Club in Kettering.

Wright State medical students invite public to meet candidates, discuss health care as an election issue
(August 20, 2008) On Friday, August 28, at 5 p.m., the local chapter of the American Medical Students Association (AMSA) will host a reception and forum in the newly renovated Medical Education Center in White Hall on the Wright State campus.

100 students and their supporters gather for formal ceremony, oath to mark the start of their medical education
(August 4, 2008) On Sunday, August 3, at the Schuster Performing Arts Center, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine welcomed 100 new students and their families during the students' first "Rite of Passage" - Convocation.

Wright State University professor awarded exclusive fellowship for female leaders in medical education
(July 9, 2008) Paula Termuhlen, M.D., associate professor of surgery, has been selected as a fellow of the 2008-2009 Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women. ELAM is a yearlong program designed to prepare senior women faculty for positions of leadership at academic health centers. Termuhlen is chief of the medical school's division of surgical oncology and is program director of the general surgery residency program.

Local emergency personnel to learn, practice care of spine-injured athletes at Wright State symposium in Kettering
(June 16, 2008) When a serious spinal injury occurs during a sporting event, providing timely, appropriate care can mean the difference between a full recovery and lifelong disability. Unfortunately, emergency personnel may not possess the specialized knowledge and skills to respond perfectly to these infrequent but extremely serious incidents.

Wright State University to help build national network for electronic medical records exchange
(June 12, 2008) While modern technology has transformed medical science and made remarkable new treatments possible, the way most health care records are created and maintained is widely considered outdated and inefficient.

Glen Solomon, M.D., named chair of internal medicine
(June 6, 2008) Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine is pleased to announce the appointment of Glen D. Solomon, M.D., FACP, as professor and chair of the Department of Internal Medicine.

Roger Pacholka, M.D., receives Humanism in Medicine award--Wright State's emergency medicine teacher is a stellar mentor, local physician and true humanitarian
(June 4, 2008) For much of the year, Roger Pacholka, a 1987 graduate of the Wright State University School of Medicine, practices the art of medicine in the emergency room at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton's busiest ER. The rest of the year he, along with his family, live and practice medicine on the other side of the globe in rural Swaziland or Mozambique on the continent of Africa.

A Heart to Serve - New M.D. receives Dean's Award for compassion, academic excellence, professionalism and integrity at Wright State's Boonshoft School of Medicine
(May 30, 2008) Kavita (Kavi) Kuchipudi is the recipient of the Dean's award, presented annually to one member of the graduating class of Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. The award is presented to the graduating medical student who demonstrates a commitment to academic excellence, embodies empathy and compassion toward others, exemplifies personal integrity and professionalism, and has earned the respect and trust of classmates and faculty.

Bryan Jewell receives the Humanism in Medicine Award for Graduating Medical Students
(May 30, 2008) Dr. Jewell was presented with the Arnold P. Gold Foundation's Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award for a graduating medical student during the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine's graduation ceremony for the Class of 2008. He was nominated by his fellow students and faculty members and was given the award for his "consistency in demonstrating compassion and empathy in the delivery of health care to patients and their families."

Sherman Alter, M.D., presented the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award
(May 30, 2008) Sherman J. Alter, M.D., was presented with the award for a faculty member by the Class of 2008. The award was given during the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine's graduation ceremony.

Professor Honored for Excellence--Gregory Toussaint presented the Teaching Excellence Award by the graduating class of 2008 at WSU's Boonshoft School of Medicine
(May 30, 2008) Gregory J. Toussaint, M.D., was presented with the Teaching Excellence Award by the Boonshoft School of Medicine's Class of 2008. Awards were presented during the graduation ceremony held May 30, at the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center in Dayton.

An End and a Beginning - Wright State University Medical Students graduate and move on into prestigious residency programs
(May 30, 2008) May 30 is the end of four years of intense study and learning, volunteering and research for 92 graduating medical students at Wright State University's Boonshoft School of Medicine.

National Research in Vision and Ophthalmology brings tribute to Dayton
(May 9, 2008) Daniel T. Organisciak, Ph.D., was presented with a national Distinguished Service Award from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) during the organization's annual meeting.

"Drive for a Difference" at Beavercreek Golf Club, May 16
(May 9, 2008) "Drive for a Difference" began five years ago to benefit Reach Out of Montgomery County and also the Jacob P. Deerhake, M.D., Memorial Scholarship Fund. Medical students from Wright State's Boonshoft School of Medicine are holding the charity golf outing, Friday, May 16.

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society inducts new members
(May 8, 2008) Alpha Omega Alpha, the only nationwide honor medical society, recently inducted 21 new members into its fold at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.

One of forensic psychiatry's highest honors presented to local professor
(May 4, 2008) Douglas Mossman, M.D., became the latest recipient of the Manfred S. Guttmacher Award. Mossman delivered his Guttmacher Award Lecture, "Critique of Pure Risk Assessment or, Kant Meets Tarasoff," to an audience of colleagues in Washington, D.C.

Richard T. Laughlin, M.D., appointed chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
(April 25, 2008) Laughlin has been a faculty member since 1994. He serves as associate professor and residency program director of orthopaedic surgery. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is an active member of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, the American College of Surgeons, and Wright State Physicians.

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month-Free DermaScan™ viewing and Skin Cancer Screenings offered by local dermatologists
(April 15, 2008) Dayton area dermatologists will offer free skin cancer screenings along with the option of DermaScan™ viewing to promote early detection and prevention of skin cancers during the week of May 12-16, 2008.

Wright State Medical Students will "Get You Connected" during National Cover the Uninsured Week - April 27-May 3
(April 14, 2008) Medical students from Wright State's Boonshoft School of Medicine will help connect local people in need with providers who assist the un-or-underinsured at the "Get Connected" Health Care Forum on Saturday, May 3.

Michael Heffernan, M.D., appointed chair of the new Department of Dermatology
(April 7, 2008) Michael P. Heffernan, M.D., has been appointed chair of the new Department of Dermatology at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. Under his leadership, the Division of Dermatology became the Department of Dermatology in February of this year and was awarded continued accreditation by the Dermatology Residency Review Committee.

"War and Public Health," is the subject of the Third Annual GHI Symposium and Silent Auction
(April 2, 2008) Medical students at the Boonshoft School of Medicine are highlighting current issues in global health at their Third Annual Global Health Symposium and Silent Auction.

Match Day: A rite of passage for graduating medical students
(March 20, 2008) At high noon on Thursday, March 20, more than 15,000 medical students nationwide learned where they will complete their physician residencies after graduation. It was an hour of excitement and anticipation in the Medical Sciences Auditorium on Wright State's campus where fourth-year medical students at the Boonshoft School of Medicine participated in Match Day-an annual rite of passage.

Department of Dermatology seeks volunteers for new psoriasis research study
(March 4, 2008) The Department of Dermatology at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine is inviting Dayton area residents who have moderate to severe psoriasis to participate in an important clinical research study investigation.

Future Health: Is Preventive Care the Future of Health Care?
(February 11, 2008) Wright State's Center for Global Health Systems, Management, & Policy will hold the 8th Annual Health Systems Conference, Wednesday, February 20, at the David H. Ponitz Sinclair Center, Dayton. The conference will focus on the idea of prevention in health care.

Horizons in Medicine Program accepting applications for Summer 2008
(February 7, 2008) Wright State is now taking applications for the 2008 Horizons in Medicine program, scheduled for June 16 through July 23, 2008. This unique program offers high school students, mostly from disadvantaged or minority backgrounds, the opportunity to learn the science behind and see the delivery of health care that forms the foundation for having a career in medicine.

WSU's Boonshoft School of Medicine names Gary LeRoy associate dean for student affairs and admissions
(January 29, 2008) Gary L. LeRoy, M.D., has been appointed associate dean for Student Affairs and Admissions at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.

Wright State Dermatology Division seeks volunteers for topical research study on rosacea
(January 11, 2008) Dayton area residents are invited to participate in a clinical research study that will investigate and evaluate a topical medication for the treatment of the inflammatory lesions of rosacea.

STREAMS seeks undergraduate applicants for summer research opportunities
(January 10, 2008) Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine is now accepting applications from outstanding minority college students and college students with disabilities for summer research opportunities in the biomedical sciences.


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