From the Dean’s Desk
This is the first of a series of periodic updates to the medical school community from Dean Marjorie Bowman, M.D., M.P.A.
I am quite excited to be at the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University. While I have been making progress on my steep learning curve, I continue to be impressed with the quality of the Boonshoft School of Medicine education, student support, faculty, innovation, and leadership. I have found a tremendous level of commitment to quality and outcomes. Everyone involved is looking forward, thinking about the next steps to creating the best future for our school and our community.
Center for Global Health to Present Panel Discussion on Health Disparities Nov. 6
A panel of area health educators and health professionals will discuss health disparities at a Public Health Grand Rounds event presented by the Master of Public Health program at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Center for Global Health. The event, “Health Disparities and Vulnerable Populations,” will be held Tuesday, Nov. 6, 3:30-4:30 p.m., in the Atlantis Room of the Student Union at Wright State University.
Faculty Member Selected to Serve on NIH Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee
Dawn Wooley, Ph.D., an associate professor of virology at Boonshoft School of Medicine, has been selected to serve on the prestigious 21-member Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee that advises the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The RAC, established in 1974, has become a critically important forum for open, public deliberation on the scientific, ethical and legal issues raised by recombinant DNA and its research applications. It is made up of experts from a wide range of scientific and medical fields and also includes ethicists and members of patient and other lay communities.
M.D./Ph.D. Student Researcher Recognized at International Motoneuron Meeting
A WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine M.D./Ph.D. student is providing invaluable research that will eventually help doctors better treat a variety of conditions, including spinal cord injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, vascular and kidney disorders, autoimmune disease and diabetes. At an International Motoneuron Meeting held in July in Sydney, Australia, Adam Deardorff was recognized by leading scientists from around the world with an award for the best oral presentation by a student.