For more information, contact: Boonshoft School of Medicine Marketing and Communications, Cindy Young at (937) 775-2951, or Phillip Neal at (937) 775-4587.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 22, 2009

W. Scott Richardson, M.D., to be honored with Teaching Excellence Award by the WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine class of 2009

Professor of medicine will be presented with award during commencement ceremony on May 22

DAYTON, Ohio-During a commencement ceremony for the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine class of 2009, graduates will take a moment to recognize an exceptional faculty member for his outstanding contributions to their education.

W. Scott Richardson, M.D., will be presented with the annual Teaching Excellence Award by class representative Alyssa J. Gans during the evening ceremony, which will be held at the Schuster Performing Arts Center in downtown Dayton. The class chose Richardson, a professor in the school's department of internal medicine, for his "outstanding professional skill and pride in discharging his instructional duties."

Richardson earned his medical degree from Georgetown University before completing a residency and fellowship at the University of Rochester Medical Center. In addition to his teaching duties, Richardson serves as chief of the Division of Internal Medicine and as Director of the Internal Medicine Clerkship. He also co-directs the required second-year course "Principles of Evidence-Based Clinical Decision Making."

In 2006, the medical school's Office of Faculty and Clinical Affairs selected Richardson for its Faculty Mentor Award for serving as a role model, promoting professional development and creating a supportive and positive working environment. The class of 2009 also recognized Richardson in 2008 with an annual Teaching Excellence Award presented by third-year medical students.

Editor's note: For more information or to schedule an interview contact: Phillip Neal, Marketing and Communications, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, (937) 775-4587 or phillip.neal@wright.edu.