Research Affairs

Timothy Broderick, M.D., Associate Dean

Finding Faculty Mentors

You may contact the Office of Research Affairs and speak to our medical student research coordinator, Amber McCurdy, at

A variety of websites can help you find information about potential research mentors at Boonshoft School of Medicine. No single site has all the information you may need. Using several of the sites listed below should enable you to identify particular BSOM departments and faculty with research projects in fields that interest you.

BSOM Departments
This webpage provides links to all medical school departments and divisions. Follow the links for basic contact information. Many department web pages have detailed information about individual faculty, including contact information and research interests.

BSOM Centers and Institutes

BSOM Department Annual Reports
Each department’s annual report is available here in a downloadable format. The annual reports document faculty scholarly activities such as publications, presentations, and research funding. Look here for information about research projects supported by our teaching hospitals which may not be documented in other WSU sources.

Wright State Physicians
This site lists clinical departments and individual physicians who provide patient care through the BSOM faculty practice plan. It does not provide information about faculty research experience or interests, but you can use it to learn more about the faculty’s clinical specialization.

WSU Directories
If you know the name of a potential research mentor, use this site to find his/her faculty title and contact information. Note: all fully–affiliated faculty are assigned WSU email addresses, but some use hospital email addresses instead. You may want to contact the faculty member’s department to be sure you have the best email address.

Research Databases

PubMed comprises more than 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites. The database can be searched for keywords, specific researchers, and institutions. is a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details. Find trials for a specific medical condition or other criteria, including geographic location. The registry contains more than 100,000 trials with locations in 174 countries.

Library Research Tools

RefWorks is an online research management, writing and collaboration tool. It is designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies. The service is free to all WSU students and faculty.

Research Quick Start Guide for Medicine
Find articles, books, drug information, images and more using the University Libraries’ Research Quick Start Guide for Medicine. This portal includes links to databases such as PubMed and the Cochran Library and electronic book sources such as AccessMedicine and ACP Medicine. For more information, contact clinical medicine librarian Bette Sydelko (937-775-3840;