2014 News Releases from Boonshoft School of Medicine

Boonshoft School of Medicine to host tribute to Robert Peter Turk, M.D., professor emeritus
(April 15, 2014) Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine will host a tribute to the late Dr. Robert P. Turk on Tuesday, April 22, at 6 p.m., in White Hall on the Wright State University campus. Robert P. Turk, M.D., Colonel, USAF (Ret.), professor emeritus at the Boonshoft School of Medicine, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at Hospice of Dayton. He was 82.

Award-winning film “The House I Live In” to be shown at Boonshoft School of Medicine
(April 9, 2014) Student groups from Boonshoft School of Medicine will host a screening and discussion of the film “The House I Live In,” on Thursday, April 24, 4 to 7 p.m., in the Gandhi Auditorium in White Hall on the WSU campus. The film addresses the War on Drugs, which began more than 40 years ago and has cost more than $1 trillion. The event is free and open to the public.

Orthopaedic symposium to focus on upper extremity musculoskeletal care
(April 2, 2014) The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, in conjunction with Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics, is hosting a symposium, “Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Care,” on Friday, May 2, 7:30 a.m. to noon, at Wright State University.

James Olson, Ph.D., to present at national science teacher's conference
(March 24, 2014) James E. Olson, Ph.D., professor of emergency medicine, and neuroscience, cell biology, and physiology, was invited by the Society for Neuroscience to present a workshop on neuroscience education for grades 6 through college at the National Science Teachers Association National Conference on Science Education to be held in Boston. He is teaming up with Rochelle D. Schwartz-Bloom from the Duke University Institute for Brain Sciences to demonstrate how Next Generation Science Standards can be incorporated into classroom activities focusing on neuroscience. Olson will be describing brain mapping — how human sensory systems are represented in an orderly fashion in the brain. The workshop, "Neuroscience as a STEM Subject," will be on April 4.

Public Health Grand Rounds event to focus on a One Health approach to disease outbreak
(Feb. 25, 2014) A Public Health Grand Rounds event will provide multidisciplinary teams with an opportunity to practice their response plans by going through the steps of a disease investigation. The event, “A One Health Approach to Disease Outbreak: A Public Health Emergency Response,” will be held Friday, March 21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Madison Lakes Learning and Conference Center (581 Olive Road) in Dayton.

New neuroscience researcher brings unique talents, perspective
(Feb. 12, 2014) Debra Mayes, Ph.D., assistant professor of neuroscience, cell biology and physiology, was featured in a story posted in the online Wright State University Newsroom. A researcher who recently joined the WSU and Premier Neuroscience Institute, Mayes' research focuses on how to prevent and repair nerve damage from a disease that can cause behavior and developmental problems in children.

Boonshoft School of Medicine accepting applications for Horizons in Medicine
(Feb. 11, 2014) Boonshoft School of Medicine is now taking applications for its 2014 Horizons in Medicine program, which runs from June 9 through July 18. 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 is April 6.

Boonshoft School of Medicine students to host blood drive on Tuesday, Feb. 11, in atrium of White Hall
(Feb. 6, 2014) Medical students of the Phi Rho Sigma Medical Society at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine are hosting a blood drive for the Community Blood Center on Tuesday, Feb. 11, noon to 4 p.m., in the atrium of White Hall on the WSU campus. Appointments are encouraged and may be scheduled by visiting www.donortime.com and entering the sponsor code of 228.

Center for Healthy Communities seminar examines health disparities in Montgomery County
(Feb. 7, 2014) To examine health disparities in Montgomery County, the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Center for Healthy Communities HealthLink and the Ohio State Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Region IV will present four half-day seminars in 2014. The first seminar will be on Tuesday, March 11, 8 a.m.-12:20 p.m., at Madison Lakes Conference Center in Dayton.

Phi Rho Sigma to host a Day of Caring pancake brunch
(Feb. 6, 2014) Medical students from the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Phi Rho Sigma Medical Society are hosting a Day of Caring 2014 brunch site in White Hall on Sunday, Feb. 23, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., on the WSU campus. All proceeds from the pancake brunch will be donated to Greene County local housing and food coalitions, including Greene County Mobile Meals.

New Neurology Residency Program approved
(Jan. 21, 2014) The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education has approved a new residency program in neurology at the Boonshoft School of Medicine. The ACGME is a private, nonprofit council that evaluates and accredits residency programs in the United States. The Neurology Residency Program will help expand the number of neurologists in the Dayton region by training the future leaders in neurology patient care, research and education. The new program, which will begin on July 1, 2014, was approved to accept up to 16 residents.

Jerome L. Yaklic, M.D., M.B.A., named chair of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
(Jan. 21, 2014) Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine has named Jerome L. Yaklic, M.D., M.B.A., FACOG, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has served as acting chair since May 1, 2012. Yaklic has been an associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2010, and serves as medical director for Wright State Physicians Women’s Health Care.

Robert P. Turk, M.D., professor emeritus at Boonshoft School of Medicine, passes away
(Jan. 17, 2014) Robert Peter Turk, M.D., Colonel, USAF (Ret.), professor emeritus at the Boonshoft School of Medicine, passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at Hospice of Dayton. He was 82. Dr. Turk will be remembered as a committed physician, a scholar, and an outstanding educator. He served on the voluntary faculty at the medical school from 1976 through 2010.

Julie Gentile, M.D., appointed to Wright State University Foundation Board of Trustees
(Jan.16, 2014) Julie Gentile, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry at Boonshoft School of Medicine, was one of four people appointed to serve on the 28-member Wright State University Foundation Board of Trustees. Part of WSU's Division of Advancement, the foundation manages gifts and some scholarship programs that support the university and its students.

Boonshoft School of Medicine professor organizes international conference on inflammation and cancer
(Jan. 15, 2014) Julian G. Cambronero, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and molecular biology and Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research, is chairing an international research conference sponsored by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). The conference, “Phospholipid Cell Signaling and Metabolism in Inflammation and Cancer,” will take place June 1-6, in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Cambronero is organizing the event along with George M. Carman, Ph.D., Board of Governors professor of food science and director of the Rutgers Center for Lipid Research.

Surgery resident receives inaugural Professionalism Award from American College of Surgeons
(Jan. 13, 2014) Justin P. Fox, M.D., chief resident in general surgery at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, has received the inaugural Jameson L. Chassin, M.D., FACS, Award for Professionalism in General Surgery from the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The award was presented during the college’s business meeting at its annual Clinical Congress, which is one of the largest international meetings of surgeons in the world. The Chassin Award recognizes a chief resident in general surgery who exemplifies the values of compassion, technical skill and devotion to science and learning. The award is administered by the ACS Division of Education and will now be granted on an annual basis.


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 Ullman, 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.


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