2010 News Releases from Boonshoft School of Medicine
WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine Professor Elected to American College of Surgeons Board of Regents
(December 16, 2010) Margaret M. Dunn, M.D., M.B.A., FACS, has been elected to a three-year term as a member of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Dunn is professor of surgery and executive associate dean at the medical school, and serves as president and chief executive officer of Wright State Physicians, the region's largest multi-specialty physician group.
James E. Olson, Ph.D., recognized for public outreach and neuroscience education by the Society for Neuroscience
(November 15, 2010) The Society for Neuroscience has presented its Science Educator Award to James E. Olson, Ph.D., professor of emergency medicine and neuroscience, cell biology and physiology. The award recognizes an outstanding neuroscientist who has made significant contributions in promoting public education and awareness about the field.
Richard W. Pretorius, M.D., M.P.H., to chair Wright State University Department of Family Medicine
(October 29, 2010) Richard W. Pretorius, M.D., M.P.H., will become professor and chair of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine effective Nov. 1. Pretorius currently serves as associate professor of family medicine at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
One in eight parents forgoes pediatrician-recommended care for their insured children because of inability to pay, according to new study
(October 3, 2010) One in eight parents reported that his or her child had not received pediatrician-recommended care during the previous 12 months due to concerns over cost and payment, according to a study researchers from the Boonshoft School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco on Oct. 3.
Anatomical Gift Program celebrates 30 years of altruism, education
(October 1, 2010) Each fall for the past 30 years, students and faculty of the Boonshoft School of Medicine have paused to honor the people who make medical education at the school possible: the men and women who donate their bodies to the school's Anatomical Gift Program.
2010 Dayton Area Drug Survey finds reversal of long-running decline in substance abuse among local teens
(September 8, 2010) Results from the 2010 Dayton Area Drug Survey (DADS) suggest the trend of declining drug use by teens may be ending. The percentage of twelfth grade students who reported ever having been drunk on alcohol rose from 54.3 percent in 2008 to 55.2 percent in 2010, with similar increases for seventh and ninth graders. For the first time in many years, the percentage of teens reporting experience with cigarettes and smokeless tobacco also increased, as did marijuana use.
Wright State University receives grant from U.S. Department of Education to promote study abroad for minority students
(August 13, 2010) The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the Wright State University Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology a $250,000 grant to support the "Translational Biomedical Training for Underrepresented Minorities" program. The program is an educational partnership between schools in the United States and Brazil to improve undergraduate and graduate education.
Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine welcomes the class of 2014
(July 30, 2010) 101 future physicians and their families and friends will gather on Sunday, Aug. 1, to formally mark the start of their medical education. The annual Convocation and White Coat Ceremony, which is open to the public, will be held in the Schuster Performing Arts Center's Mead Theater in downtown Dayton at 2 p.m.
Mt. Olive One-Stop Center hosting a Back-to-School Block Party for the Dayton community
(July 29, 2010) The Mt. Olive One-Stop Center is hosting a Back-to-School Block Party for the Dayton community on Saturday, Aug. 7, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will provide free health screenings, including HIV/Hepatitis C testing, blood pressure and glucose screenings, Hepatitis A and B vaccinations and many other services for area residents.
Mary McCarthy, M.D., named chair of WSU Department of Surgery
(July 26, 2010) Wright State University has named Mary McCarthy, M.D., FACS, chair of the Department of Surgery in the Boonshoft School of Medicine. A faculty member with the medical school since 1991, McCarthy is also a full professor of surgery and chief of the Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency Surgery.
Third-year student receives Fulbright Award
(July 1, 2010) Matias Iberico, a student of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship in medical sciences to research pediatric tuberculosis among impoverished populations in Peru, the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently. Iberico is one of over 1,500 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2010-2011 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
Julian J. Trevino, M.D., appointed chair of dermatology for WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine
(July 1, 2010) Julian J. Trevino, M.D., has been named chair of the Wright State University Department of Dermatology. He also is director of the medical school's Dermatology Residency Program and Immunodermatology Laboratory, chief of dermatology and chair of the Medical Quality Council for the Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center and head of the Division of Dermatology for the Children's Medical Center of Dayton.
Wright State undergrads get up-close view of knee surgery
(June 4, 2010) There was no dozing off among the Wright State University students in this freshman class. The grinding whir of bone saws and drills filled the air as orthopedic surgeon Matthew W. Lawless, M.D., demonstrated knee-replacement surgery on a set of synthetic bones. Then came the real thing - a taped video of an actual knee operation.
Maria E. Shaker receives Dean's Award, other honors, in addition to medical degree
(June 3, 2010) Maria E. Shaker, M.D., is already well on her way to becoming an exceptional physician. Although Shaker received her medical degree from the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine just days ago, as a student she demonstrated leadership, integrity, academic success, compassion and other qualities essential for a top-caliber medical professional.
Ashley K. Fernandes, M.D., Ph.D., honored by the WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine class of 2010
(June 1, 2010) Ashley K. Fernandes, M.D., Ph.D., a faculty member at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, has received the prestigious Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award and the Teaching Excellence Award from the class of 2010. The awards were presented during the medical school's commencement ceremony at the Schuster Performing Arts Center in downtown Dayton on May 28.
Melanie Golembiewski, new WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine graduate, receives Humanism in Medicine Award
(June 1, 2010) Being an outstanding physician requires more than just extensive medical knowledge and exceptional clinical skills. It also requires a strong sense of compassion and empathy in caring for patients and their families. Melanie Golembiewski, M.D., was recognized for these essential qualities on Friday, May 28, when she received the prestigious Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award.
U.S. Surgeon General to deliver commencement address at Boonshoft School of Medicine
(May 28, 2010) Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A., will address 88 members of the class of 2010 as they receive their medical degrees and officially become physicians during the school's commencement ceremony at the Schuster Center on May 28.
Symposium at Wright State University May 25-27 to explore the connections between music, medicine
(May 24, 2010) While most people consider music an art and medicine a science, the two actually have much in common. There is a definite scientific basis to music, which is also deeply mathematical, and healing is an art that requires creativity and vision as well as clinical skill. A special symposium at Wright State University May 25-27 will explore the meeting of these seemingly separate worlds through a series of interesting talks and inspiring musical performances by faculty scientists, physicians and musicians, as well as numerous special guests.
NPR correspondent to teach course on communicating science
(May 20, 2010) National Public Radio correspondent Jon Hamilton will offer a class on communicating science through the Boonshoft School of Medicine Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology this summer. The web-based class, which Hamilton will teach from Washington D.C., is designed for science students, faculty members, and journalism majors.
First training exercise held at Calamityville May 5
(May 6, 2010) The National Center for Medical Readiness held its first mass-casualty training exercise at Calamityville, a disaster-response training site in Fairborn that features a towering structure once used as a cement factory. The NCMR Tactical Laboratory at Calamityville is operated by the Department of Emergency Medicine at the WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine.
Legendary golfer Tom Watson to speak at Wright State event on Wednesday, April 28
(April 19, 2010) Just over two weeks after a remarkable opening round at the 2010 Masters Tournament, hall-of-fame golfer Tom Watson will be the featured speaker for the 2010 Academy of Medicine Dinner, an annual event hosted by the Boonshoft School of Medicine to honor outstanding medical students, residents and faculty and recognize the contributions of members of the WSU Academy of Medicine.
Wright State to provide sickle cell disease information, screenings at free event Friday, April 23
(April 12, 2010) WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine will host "Sickle Cell: Invisible but not forgotten" on Friday, April 23, as part of the Minority Health Month. Event organizers hope to raise awareness and provide resources to help local residents who are battling sickle cell disease or suspect they may have it. The event will take place in White Hall on the WSU campus from noon to 2 p.m.
Dermatologists to offer free skin cancer screenings May 10-14
(April 12, 2010) Local dermatologists will offer free skin cancer screenings to promote early detection and prevention of skin cancers during the week of May 10-14, 2010. Morning and afternoon appointments will be available at several locations throughout the region. Because space is limited, appointments are required.
WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine students to hold canned food drive Saturday, April 17
(April 8, 2010) A group of Wright State University medical students is stepping up to help support The Foodbank, Inc., at a time of year when vital donations often wane, making it more difficult for the organization to serve Miami Valley residents in need.
Wright State receives grant to study county's overdose deaths
(April 8, 2010) Too many people are dying from a drug overdose in Montgomery County, and Wright State's Boonshoft School of Medicine is going to try and find out why. An $80,000 agreement has been approved between Public Health-Dayton & Montgomery County and the Center for Interventions, Treatment and Addictions Research to investigate why the county has Ohio's highest rate of unintentional prescription poisoning deaths.
National Institutes of Health award Boonshoft School of Medicine $2.1 million for innovative education programs
(April 4, 2010) The National Institutes of Health have approved multi-year grants totaling more than $2.1 million to support two innovative Wright State programs that prepare students to pursue careers in biomedical science. The grants will provide $694,440 to fund the STREAMS program through 2015, and $1,486,553 to launch a new GRAD-PREP program and sustain it through 2014.
WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine names James E. Brown, Jr., M.D., acting chair of emergency medicine
(March 22, 2010) Boonshoft School of Medicine has named James E. Brown, Jr., M.D., M.M.M., FACEP, EMT-P, acting chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine. A medical school faculty member since 1994, Brown is also an associate professor of emergency medicine and director of the school's Emergency Medicine Residency Program. He has also served as vice chair of the department since 2007.
Paul G. Koles, M.D., named chair of the WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine Department of Pathology
(March 22, 2010) Boonshoft School of Medicine has named Paul G. Koles, M.D., chair of the Department of Pathology. A professor of pathology, Koles also holds a dual appointment in the Department of Surgery. Koles served on the medical school's clinical faculty from 1986 until he became a fully affiliated faculty member in 2001. In nine years as a full-time faculty member, medical students have selected him to receive the annual Teaching Excellence in Pre-Clinical Medical Education award for an unprecedented seven years.
WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine class of 2010 participates in national Match Day event
(March 18, 2010) 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. Wright State students matched in outstanding programs in Dayton, throughout Ohio, and across the country, including the Mayo Clinic's Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Yale, Georgetown, Boston University, the University of California, and the University of Chicago Medical Center.
WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine Global Health Symposium to explore health care disparities at home and abroad
(February 25, 2010) The recent devastating earthquake in Haiti brought home the vast disparities in access to health care around the world. Even before the earthquake, Haiti had the highest rates of infant and maternal mortality in the Western hemisphere, and 60 percent of its population lacked access to basic health care services. While Haiti is an extreme example, disparities in access to health care occur all too often worldwide, including in our own hometowns.
Boonshoft School of Medicine and Miami Valley Hospital announce major new initiative
(February 24, 2010) Boonshoft School of Medicine and Miami Valley Hospital have announced the formation of the Wright State University & Premier Health Partners Neuroscience Institute to speed the transfer of research discoveries from bench to bedside, improving the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders such as stroke. This major public-private initiative partners the Dayton region's strongest biomedical research institution with the clinical resources of the region's leading hospital system.
School of Medicine accepting applications for summer 2010 Horizons in Medicine Program
(February 3, 2010) Wright State University is now taking applications for its 2010 Horizons in Medicine program, which will run June 15 through July 21, 2010. 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.
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