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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 2, 2004

LeRoy Appointed Assistant Dean for Minority and Student Affairs
at Wright State University School of Medicine

DAYTON, OHIO-Gary L. LeRoy, M.D., F.A.A.F.P., has been appointed assistant dean for Minority and Student Affairs at Wright State University School of Medicine, effective December 1.

In his new position, Dr. LeRoy will administer the development of programs that focus on underrepresented groups or students with nontraditional backgrounds. He will also serve as academic, personal, and career advisor to students pursing academic and career opportunities that address issues related to minority health and health care disparities.

LeRoy is associate professor for the Department of Family Medicine, and is the medical director of the East Dayton Health Center. He joined Wright State's faculty in 1991.

A native Daytonian, LeRoy is a graduate of Colonel White High School, holds a B.S. from Wright State University, and an M.D. from Wright State University School of Medicine. LeRoy has served on the Board of Trustees for Miami Valley Academy of Family Physicians, Miami Valley Hospital, Hospice of Dayton, Reachout of Montgomery County, Dayton Gem Special Needs Center, and the Wright State University Alumni Association. He serves as the Chief Medical consultant for the City of Dayton Schools. He is the president of the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians for 2004-2005 and has held leadership positions in the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Ohio State Medical Association, and Phi Rho Sigma Medical Society. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and a fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians Gold Key Honor Society. He was recognized as one of America's 50 Most Positive Physicians, as the Miami Valley Family Physician of the Year, and is listed in the National Registry of Who's Who in America.

LeRoy was recently selected as Dayton Business Journal's 2004 Health Care Hero's Provider Award. He has also received the Wright State University Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award; the Dean's Award to an Outstanding Graduate; the Certificate of Recognition by the Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio Senate; The Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine award; the Outstanding Volunteerism Award-Reachout of Dayton; the Humanism in Medicine award-Gem City Medical, Dental and Pharmaceutical Society, and Dayton's Top Ten African American Male award.