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  February 4, 2013

Volume 1, Issue 2 

Ann Burke, M.D.Ann E. Burke, M.D., elected to the American Board of Pediatrics

Ann E. Burke, M.D., was recently elected as a director of the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Pediatrics Foundation. Burke, an associate professor of pediatrics and director of the Boonshoft School of Medicine Pediatric Residency Training Program at the Children's Medical Center of Dayton, began a six-year term on Jan. 1. The American Board of Pediatrics is one of the 24 certifying boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties.

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Glen Solomon, M.D., and Karen Kirkham, M.D., honored by the American College of Physicians

ACP logoThe Ohio Chapter of the American College of Physicians presented awards to two faculty members from the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine at the Ohio Chapter Scientific Meeting on Oct. 25, in Columbus. Glen D. Solomon, M.D, and Karen E. Kirkham, M.D., were honored by the specialty organization.

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studentsStudents win Doctors Dilemma® contest

Three fourth-year medical students won the statewide student Doctor's Dilemma® contest at the 2012 Ohio Chapter Scientific Meeting of the American College of Physicians (ACP) on Oct. 25, in Columbus. Tom Bacon, Kate Baker and Paul Blair competed against other medical student teams from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University.

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WMD symbolsPharmacology & Toxicology to offer CBRND Certificate Program

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. "There are few if any academic programs which cover these issues," said Mariana Morris, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and assistant vice president of graduate programs.

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Abraham Verghese, M.D.Abraham Verghese, M.D., to speak at Medical-Spirituality Conference and Academy Dinner

Abraham Verghese, M.D., renowned physician, bestselling author, and senior associate chair for the theory and practice of medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine, will be the featured speaker at the Fifth Annual Medical-Spirituality Conference, on April 11, at Sinclair Community College. Verghese also will speak in the evening at the Academy of Medicine Annual Dinner and Distinguished Guest Lecture. Registration is now open for both events.

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kids playing footballWright State Physicians opens Concussion Clinic

Under a new law signed by Gov. John Kasich, coaches and referees are required to pull young athletes out of practices or games if they show signs or symptoms of a concussion. These athletes can be seen at the new Wright State Physicians Concussion Clinic that recently opened in the new WSP medical office building on the Wright State campus. Student athletes who are experiencing symptoms of a concussion or their parents may schedule an appointment at the clinic by calling (937) 208-2091.

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Peter Lauf, M.D.Peter K. Lauf, M.D., to give keynote address at national meeting

Peter K. Lauf, M.D., University Professor and professor of pathology and pharmacology and toxicology, 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.

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Margaret Dunn, M.D., M.B.A., to step down as CEO of Wright State Physicians

Margaret Dunn, M.D., M.B.A.Margaret M. Dunn, M.D., M.B.A., FACS, has announced she is stepping down as president and CEO of Wright State Physicians, the physician's practice plan for the Boonshoft School of Medicine. "Dr. Dunn has transformed Wright State Physicians from an academic practice plan that managed the patient billing for the medical school faculty to one of the largest physician-run multispecialty practices in the Dayton region," said Dean Marjorie Bowman. "We thank her for her exemplary service. She has worked tirelessly to advance both the Boonshoft School of Medicine and Wright State Physicians."

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