Research Affairs

Timothy Broderick, M.D., Associate Dean

Research Learning Community (RLC) Seminar Series 2013-2014

The Research Learning Community (RLC) Seminar 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! 

Seminar videos and journal article PDFs hosted on this site require WSU authentication by medical students. BSOM faculty can request access by contacting Amber McCurdy (

See also: 2010-2011 TRL Series | 2011-2012 TRL Series | 2012-2013 RLC Series.





September 26, 2013
6:00-8:00 p.m.
120 White Hall

See announcement



RLC Seminar 1
Medical Student Perspectives on Research

Christopher Heid (M3)
Injury Patterns Following All-Terrain Vehicle Crashes
Coauthors: Priti Parikh, Ph.D.; Ronald Markert, Ph.D.; and A. Peter Ekeh, M.D., M.P.H. (WSU Department of Surgery)
First presenjted at the 14th European Congress of Trauma and Emergency Surgery in Lyon, France (May 2013)

Ryan Schwieterman (M3)
Predicting Aneurysmal Rupture Rates: Are Smaller Aneurysms Really Less Apt To Bleed and Does Morphology Matter?
Coauthors: John Terry, M.D.; Ronald Markert Ph.D.; and Bryan Ludwig, M.D. (WSU Department of Neurology)
First presented at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting in San Diego (March 2013)

Kevin Bree (M2)
The Role of Cellular Aging on Atrial Fibrillation
Research mentors: Arshad Jahangir, M.D.,  and Ekhson Holmuhamedov, Ph.D. (Center for Integrative Research on Cardiovascular Aging,  Aurora Healthcare/St. Luke's Hospital, Milwaukee)

Building Research Into Your Medical Education
A panel discussion with Robbie Beaulieu (M4), Cathy Ullman (M4), Kyle Davis (M4), and Adam Deardorff (M.D./Ph.D. candidate, moderator)

Schwieterman abstract


October 24, 2013
4:00-7:00 p.m.
156 Student Union

Held in conjunction with the 2013 Central Research Forum


RLC Seminar 2
Building a Translational Research Collaboration in Orthopaedic Surgery

Richard Laughlin, M.D.
Professor and Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dana Duren, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Community Health

Arthur Pickoff, M.D. (moderator)
Interim Associate Dean for Research Affairs

Data Blitz
Mark Rich, M.D., Ph.D. (moderator)
Professor of Neuroscience, Cell Biology & Physiology
Fifteen presenters will get two minutes each (using NO Powerpoint slides!) to tell the audience why they should take a closer look at the presenter's research during the CRF poster session.

CRF 2013 Program (MS Word) Keynote Speaker Video (web stream)

Deember 5, 2013
4:00-6:00 p.m.
120 White Hall

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RLC Seminar 3
Family Medicine Research and Quality Improvement in the Patient Centered Medical Home Model

Donald L. Clark, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Elisabeth Righter, M.D.
Associate Professor of Family Medicine

WSU medical students Brent Aebi (M3) and Ben Scherer (M4)

WSU Department of Family Medicine

Patient-Centered Medical Home at Wright State Physicians  

January 30, 2014
4:00-6:00 p.m.
120 White Hall

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RLC Seminar 4
Research in Surgical Simulation and Training

Caroline Cao, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical, Industrial, & Human Factors Engineering

Ergonomics in Remote Environments Laboratory (EREL) at WSU  

February 27, 2014
4:00-6:00 p.m.
120 White Hall

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RLC Seminar 5
Medical Education Research at WSU

Nicole Borges, Ph.D. (session organizer)

“Case Vignette and Slide-Based Pathology Modules Improve Student Understanding of Disease Processes” by Smita Krishnamurthy, M.D., assistant professor of pathology and dermatology*; Paul G. Koles, M.D., associate professor and chair of pathology and associate professor of surgery; and Nicole J. Borges, Ph.D.; and

“Use of Modified Peer Instruction Sessions in an Introductory Pathobiology and Pharmacology Course” by Mary Jo Trout, Pharm.D., RPh., BCPS, director of therapeutics curriculum and assistant professor  of geriatrics and pharmacology & toxicology*; Nicole J. Borges, Ph.D.; and Paul G. Koles, M.D.

“Assessment of Medical Students’ Proficiency in Dermatology: Are Medical Students Adequately Prepared to Diagnose and Treat Common Dermatologic Conditions” by Cathy Ulman, MSIV*; Bruce Binder, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of family medicine; and Nicole J. Borges, Ph.D.;

“Use of Peer Instruction in an Interactive Medical Histology Laboratory” by Maria H. H. Balch, M.S. student in neuroscience, cell biology and physiology*; Sara N. Hawes, MSIV; Nicole J. Borges Ph.D.; and Larry Ream, Ph.D., associate professor of neuroscience, cell biology and physiology; and

“Midwest U.S. Medical Students’ Attitudes Toward, and Knowledge of LGBT Health Issues” by Jeffrey Zabinski, M.SS.A., M.A, MSIV; Sabrina M. Neeley, Ph.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of community health*; Brenda Roman, M.D., professor of psychiatry and assistant dean for curriculum development; Jim Medder, M.D., M.P.H., University of Nebraska College of Medicine; Gary L. Beck, Ph.D., University of Nebraska College of Medicine; Jeffrey L. Emrich, M.S., Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa; and Dawn Bragg, Ph.D., Medical College of Wisconsin.


April 10, 2014
5:45-8:00 p.m.
101 White Hall & Atrium

2014 Medical Student Research Symposium

See the Call for Posters

See 2013 Proceedings (PDF) for the scope of medical student research presented at this annual event