2014 News Releases from Boonshoft School of Medicine

Local dermatologists to offer free skin cancer screenings May 12-16
(April 23, 2014) Dermatologists are offering free skin cancer screenings to promote early detection and prevention of skin cancers during the week of May 12-16. Morning and afternoon appointments will be available at several locations throughout the region. Because space is limited, appointments are required.

J.R. Martinez to be keynote speaker at Academy of Medicine Annual Dinner April 23
(April 21, 2014) Motivational speaker, U.S. Army veteran, Dancing With The Stars winner, actor and best-selling author J.R. Martinez will speak at the Wright State University Academy of Medicine annual dinner and distinguished guest lecture on Wednesday, April 23. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine students to hold marrow donor registry drive at White Hall on April 23
(April 18, 2014) When Neil Knight, a first-year medical student, heard about the plight of a 9-year-old boy named Cruz, who was diagnosed with aplastic anemia, a rare blood disease, he knew he could help by bringing a marrow donor registry drive to Wright State University.

Students to hold canned food drive April 18-26 to support the Dayton Foodbank
(April 18, 2014) Medical students from the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Phi Rho Sigma Medical Society are sponsoring a canned food drive on Saturday, April 26, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. All food collected will be given to the Dayton Foodbank, which distributes food to the hungry throughout Montgomery, Greene and Preble counties.  

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.


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