2013 News Releases from Boonshoft School of Medicine
WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine student selected president-elect of Student National Medical Association
(May 14, 2013) Topaz Sampson, a second-year medical student at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, has been selected the 2013-2014 president-elect of the Student National Medical Association, the oldest and largest student-run organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color.
Center for Healthy Communities offers seminar on ethical dilemmas for health, social services professionals
(May 13, 2013) To help social workers, counselors and nurses in the Dayton area better understand ethical dilemmas, the Boonshoft School of Medicine Center for Healthy Communities is offering a seminar on Tuesday, June 11, 8:30 a.m. to noon, at the Madison Lakes Learning and Conference Center (581 Olive Road) in Dayton.
Researchers use social web forum data to understand nonmedical use of painkillers
(May 8, 2013) To understand attitudes and behaviors related to the nonmedical use of buprenorphine, a prescription drug used to treat opiate withdrawal, researchers are collecting and analyzing information from web forums frequented by drug abusers using the Semantic Web, a technology that allows machines to understand the meaning of information. The project is a collaborative effort between the Center for Interventions, Treatment & Addictions Research (CITAR) and the Ohio Center of Excellence in Knowledge-enabled Computing (Kno.e.sis) at Wright State University.
Norma Adragna, Ph.D., named interim chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
(April 29, 2013) The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine has named Norma Adragna, Ph.D., interim chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, effective April 1, 2013. Adragna also is a professor of pharmacology and toxicology and director of the cell biophysics group at the medical school. She has been affiliated with the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology since 1985, when she was hired as an associate professor.
Local dermatologists to offer free skin cancer screenings May 6–10
(April 19, 2013) Local dermatologists will offer free skin cancer screenings to promote early detection and prevention of skin cancers during the week of May 6-10. Morning and afternoon appointments will be available at several locations throughout the region. Because space is limited, appointments are required.
Boonshoft School of Medicine accepting applications for Horizons in Medicine through April 29
(April 12, 2013) Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine is now taking applications for its 2013 Horizons in Medicine program, which runs from June 10 through July 17. The application deadline is April 29. This unique program offers high school students, mostly from disadvantaged or minority backgrounds, the opportunity to see firsthand the science and delivery of health care that forms the foundation of a career in medicine
Wright State Orthopaedics will offer educational session about concussions on April 23
(April 12 2013) Wright State Orthopaedics will offer an educational session about concussions on Tuesday, April 23, at 7 p.m., in the Family Medicine Conference Room in the Wright State Physicians building on the campus of Wright State University (725 University Blvd.). The session, “Concussion Update,” is free and open to the public.
Public Health Grand Rounds event to address Affordable Care Act and its impact on Ohio
(April 10, 2013) Amy Rohling McGee, president of the Health Policy Institute of Ohio, will speak on the Affordable Care Act and its impact on Ohio on Thursday, April 18, at 9 a.m., at Wright State University in the Endeavor Room of the Student Union. Free and open to the public, the event is part of the Center for Global Health’s Public Health Grand Rounds, which seek to inform health professionals about public health topics related to prevention and workforce development. The event also is being co-presented by the Montgomery County Indigent Care Consortium.
Boonshoft School of Medicine to host TEDMED Live 2013 Simulcast on April 17
(April 4, 2013) Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine is one of several sites to host TEDMED Live, the on-demand simulcast of TEDMED, the multidisciplinary gathering at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., where innovative thinkers collaborate with one another on the future of health and medicine. The event takes place Wednesday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m., in the Gandhi Auditorium at White Hall on the campus of Wright State University.
Thomas Brown, Ph.D., interviewed by U.S. News & World Report
(April 3, 2013) Thomas Brown, Ph.D., professor and vice chair of research in the Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Physiology, was interviewed by U.S. News & World Report about the impact of the federal sequester on research funding. Brown told the reporter that the budget for his National Institutes of Health grant has already been affected.
NPR correspondent to teach course in bringing clarity, plain language and fun to scientific communications
(March 21, 2013) Jon Hamilton, a science correspondent at NPR, will teach a Wright State University graduate level course this summer in how to communicate scientific information in a way that is brief, clear, engaging and fun. This is the fourth year that Hamilton will teach the WSU web-based course, Communications in Science.
Boonshoft School of Medicine students to host 5K AIDS Benefit Walk/Run on April 14 at Wegerzyn Gardens
(March 18, 2013) To raise awareness about HIV and AIDS, the American Medical Student Association at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, along with the Boonshoft School of Medicine and Five Rivers MetroParks, is sponsoring the annual 5K AIDS Benefit Walk/Run on Sunday, April 14, at 9 a.m., at Wegerzyn Gardens, 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave., in Dayton. The race check-in begins at 8 a.m.
Class of 2013 at Boonshoft School of Medicine participates in Match Day
(March 15, 2013) One hundred and four graduating medical students in the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine learned today which residency programs they will enter after receiving their medical degrees in May. More than one-third of the Wright State graduates will remain in Ohio during residency, and 13 percent will remain in the Dayton area. More than half will enter a primary care field.
Wright State’s Fels Longitudinal Study featured in special anniversary issue of American Journal of Physical Anthropology
(March 13, 2013) Researchers at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine are leading the charge in understanding what makes people different. Their research is providing physicians with a greater understanding of human growth and development. But it can also provide valuable insights useful to another field of scientific discovery: physical anthropology.
Wright State Orthopaedics offers educational session on plastic surgery March 19 at Wright State University
(March 13, 2013) Wright State Orthopaedics will offer an educational session on plastic surgery on Tuesday, March 19, at 7 p.m., in the Family Medicine Conference Room in the Wright State Physicians building on the campus of Wright State University (725 University Blvd.). The session, “Plastic Surgery: It Is More Than Just Cosmetics,” is free and open to the public.
Wright State lands $4.6 million neuroscience research grant
(March 6, 2013) Wright State University has won a $4.6 million National Institutes of Health grant aimed at improving the movement of badly injured limbs — funding that will accelerate the growth and productivity of the rapidly developing neuroscience research on campus and support the research and graduate training programs that will be housed in the new $37 million Neuroscience and Engineering Collaboration Building. The five-year grant is for research titled “Synaptic Function: Effects of Nerve Injury, Repair and Altered Activity.”
Public Health Grand Rounds event speaker to address societal beliefs about disability
(March 4, 2013) Julie L. Williams, Psy.D., ABPP, C.R.C., an associate professor and board-certified rehabilitation psychologist in the Wright State University School of Professional Psychology, will explore disability as a social construction resulting in largely negative beliefs as part of a Public Health Grand Rounds event, “Disability Awareness: A Call to Build Community Partners,” on Tuesday, March 19, 3:30 to 5 p.m., in the Pavilion Room of the Indu and Raj Soin Medical Center (3535 Pentagon Blvd.) in Beavercreek. She will introduce a new paradigm of disability that is informed by a social minority model, in which disability is viewed as an identity to be celebrated.
Radio Rounds featured in Wright State University News Room
(Feb. 26, 2013) The Wright State University medical students who produce and host Radio Rounds aren’t going to try to heal you over the air — or the Internet. They might, however, help you connect with the medical profession in more personal ways than usual. Since 2009 when it first aired on WWSU-FM, Wright State’s campus radio station, Radio Rounds has been connecting physicians and other guests from around the country with a growing audience to discuss the human side of medicine.
Phi Rho Sigma to host a Day of Caring pancake brunch Feb. 24
(Feb. 22, 2013) Boonshoft School of Medicine students from the Phi Rho Sigma Medical Society are hosting a Day of Caring 2013 brunch site in White Hall from 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Feb. 24, on the WSU campus. The event is open to the public. To reserve tickets, contact Ralla Shrit at email@example.com.
26 Wright State Physicians, Boonshoft School of Medicine faculty named Best Doctors® in America
(Feb. 22, 2013) Twenty-six Wright State Physicians and faculty of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine were named to the 2013 Best Doctors® in America list. They represented almost a third of the 81 Dayton area doctors named. Eight Boonshoft School of Medicine alumni who practice locally also were included on the list.
Center for Healthy Communities offers continuing education seminar on ex-offender reentry
(Feb. 18, 2013) The Center for Healthy Communities will offer a seminar on “Ex-Offender Reentry: Challenges and Opportunities,” on Tuesday, March 12, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Madison Lakes Learning and Conference Center in Dayton. The seminar will provide information for social workers, counselors, nurses and other professionals about ex-offenders and the reentry process. In addition, participants will learn about state and local resources related to ex-offender reentry programs.
Residents win American College of Physicians National Associates Competition
(Feb. 15, 2013) Abstracts submitted by two resident physicians in the Department of Internal Medicine were selected as winners in the 2013 National Associates Competition of the American College of Physicians (ACP). The top 10 winning entries each in the National Clinical Vignette and Research Paper competitions are featured each year at the ACP's premier scientific meeting, Internal Medicine.
Reach Out of Montgomery County receives grant for Safety in Numbers Program
(Feb. 12, 2013) Reach Out of Montgomery County received a $25,000 grant in October for its Safety in Numbers program, which educates underserved and uninsured patients about the importance of numbers and what they mean to their health. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, LLC, awarded the grant to Reach Out to help provide access to low-cost pharmaceuticals and training to ensure that uninsured patients are educated on the importance of prescription compliance and the impact it has on their overall health.
Wright State Orthopaedics will offer educational session on shoulder pain on Feb. 19 at Wright State University
(Feb. 8, 2013) Wright State Orthopaedics will offer an educational session on shoulder pain on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m., in the Family Medicine Conference Room in the Wright State Physicians building on the campus of Wright State University (725 University Blvd.). The session is free and open to the public.
Epidemiologist to discuss fetal alcohol spectrum disorders on Feb. 6 at Wright State
(Feb. 4, 2013) Sara Paton, Ph.D., associate professor of community health, will speak about fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) at a Public Health Grand Rounds event on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 3:30-4:30 p.m., in the Atlantis Room in the Student Union at Wright State University. Paton, who also is an epidemiologist with Public Health-Dayton Montgomery County, will address how alcohol affects a developing baby’s brain and body, FASD prevention and why FASD is a community issue.
Peter Lauf, M.D., to give keynote address at national meeting
(Feb. 1, 2013) Peter K. Lauf, M.D., University Professor and professor of pathology and pharmacology and toxicology at Boonshoft School of Medicine, will be the keynote speaker at the American Physiological Society Cell and Molecular Physiology Section (CaMPS) Banquet on April 23 in Boston. His speech, “Five Decades ‘Plus’: Encounters and Eureka Moments in Becoming a Cell Physiologist,” will explore some of the highlights of his career as a research scientist and educator
WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine student explores health policy through role with American Medical Association
(Jan. 30, 2013) Alarmed about the number of uninsured Americans – 48.6 million – John Corker began studying health policy as an extracurricular passion in 2005 as an undergraduate at the University of Notre Dame, a passion that he has continued to cultivate as a medical student at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.
WSU medical student works nationally to improve quality & safety in health care
(Jan. 14, 2013) Lakshman Swamy, a fifth-year medical student at Boonshoft School of Medicine, has become a nationally-recognized student leader in improving health care as he works to enhance other students’ knowledge of quality and safety issues. Swamy is the Midwest regional director of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School, an interprofessional educational community that promotes health care improvement.
Wright State Physicians Opens a Concussion Clinic
(Jan. 9, 2013) The new Wright State Physicians Concussion Clinic, which is on the campus of Wright State University at 725 University Blvd., is now accepting new patients. Student athletes who are experiencing symptoms of a concussion can call the clinic at (937) 208-2091 for an appointment.
Pharmacology & Toxicology to offer certificate in chemical biological radiological nuclear defense
(Jan. 8, 2013) The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology has implemented a Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Defense (CBRND) Certificate Program. Students who complete the program will receive certification indicating advanced knowledge in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense.
Wright State Orthopaedics to offer educational session on knee pain Jan. 15
(Jan. 7, 2013) Wright State Orthopaedics will offer an educational session on knee pain on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m., in the Family Medicine Conference Room in the Wright State Physicians building on the campus of Wright State University (725 University Blvd.). The session is free and open to the public.
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