Research Affairs

Timothy Broderick, M.D., Associate Dean

Research Learning Community (RLC) Lecture Series 2012-2013

The Research Learning Community (RLC) Lecture Series (formerly known as the Translational Research Lectures) provides a monthly venue where Wright State medical students and faculty can present talks about their current work and discuss research opportunities. RLC Lectures are held on Thursdays in Room 120 White Hall unless otherwise noted. All BSOM faculty and students are invited to attend. We welcome your participation! 

Lecture videos and journal article PDFs hosted on this site require WSU authentication by medical students. BSOM faculty can request access by contacting Mark Willis (

See also: 2010-2011 TRL Series | 2011-2012 TRL Series.





September 27, 2012
6:00-8:00 p.m.
120 White Hall

See announcement


RLC Lecture 1
Student Pathways to International Research

"Participating in an International Research Conference: Getting Your Feet Wet While Eating Crêpes"
Shaina Hecht (MS 3) & Kyle Davis (MS 3)

"Motor Neuron Ion Channels after Nerve Injury"
Adam Deardorff (M.D./Ph.D. student)

World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) World Congress
Paris, France

International Motoneuron Meeting 2012
Sydney, Australia
See the conference program (PDF) to read Deardorff's abstract (p. 11).

Hecht & Davis Video
(MP4 135 MB)

Deardorff Video
(MP4 36 MB)


October 25, 2012
6:00-8:00 p.m.
120 White Hall

See announcement

RLC Lecture 2

"Health Disparities Research in Pediatrics"
Shalini Forbis, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor
WSU Department of Pediatrics

"Pediatric Allergic Rhinitis: Is There a Link Between Disease Control and Self Efficacy?"
Jenn Rammel, M.P.H. (MS4).


Forbis Video (MP4 123 MB)

Rammel Video (MP4; 55 MB)

November 29, 2012
4:00-5:30 p.m.
156 Student Union

Held in conjunction with the 2012 Central Research Forum

RLC Lecture 3
Transplant Surgery Research at WSU

R. Brian Stevens, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Surgery and Director, Division of Transplant Surgery; Director, Miami Valley Hospital Transplant Program

Lucile Wrenshall, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Surgery; Medical Director, Living Donor Program, Miami Valley Hospital

Data Blitz - Mark Rich, M.D., Ph.D., moderator
Ten presenters will get two minutes each (using just one overhead transparency) to tell the audience why they should take a closer look at the presenter's research during the CRF poster session.


Wrenshall video (MP4, 422 MB)

Data Blitz video (MP4, 166 MB)

February 7, 2013
4:00-6:00 p.m.
120 White Hall

See announcement

RLC Lecture 4
Public Health Research at WSU

"Overview of Population Health Research"
Sabrina Neeley, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Community Health

Faculty presenter TBA

"Analysis of Tdap and Influenza Vaccination of Pregnant and Postpartum Women from 2009-2011"
Colleen McCormick (MS4 M.D./M.P.H. student)


McCormick video (MP4, 84 MB)

Neeley and Ellison video (MP4, 103 MB)

March 7, 2013
4:00-6:00 p.m.
120 White Hall


RLC Lecture 5
Medical Education Research at WSU

Nicole Borges, Ph.D. (session organizer)
(* speaker):

“Do We Need Traditional Cadaver Dissection in an Integrated Problem-based Learning Medical Course?” by Barbara Kraszpulska, Ph.D.*, Assistant Professor, Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Physiology, and Shanika Ranasinghe, MSIV.

“Use of an Audience Response System (ARS) in an Interactive Histology Laboratory” by Larry Ream, Ph.D.*, Associate Professor, Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Physiology, and Patrick Feasel*, MSIV.

“Is There a Right Way to Study for Medical School Exams? How Medical Students’ Personal and Academic Habits Affect Their Exam Performance” by Cathy Ulman, MSIII.

“Evaluating Student Perceptions of Clinical Quality and Safety: an Interdisciplinary and International Study” by Lakshman Swamy, MSIV*, Colleen McCormick, MSIV, Arvind Suguness, MSIV, Jake McKeegan, MSIV, Karen Kirkham, M.D., Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, Nicole Borges, Ph.D., Professor, Community Health.

“Extending Healer’s Art:  Developing a Finding Meaning in Medicine Group for 3rd and 4th Year Medical Students” by Meaghan Ebetino, MSIV, Sonya Hovsepian, MSIV*, Colleen McCormick, MSIV, Evangline Andarsio, M.D., Miami Valley Hospital, Karen Kirkham, M.D., Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, Mike Rabow, University of California- San Francisco.


April 4, 2013
5:45-8:00 p.m.
101 White Hall & Atrium

Held in conjunction with the  2013 Medical Student Research Symposium

Distinguished Scholar Lecture

Student speaker TBA