Neuroscience Institute lands $4.6 million National Institutes of Health grant
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."
“This grant will result in important medical advancements and is a tribute to the quality of scientific research being done here at Wright State University,” said President David R. Hopkins.
Class of 2013 participates in Match Day
On March 15, 101 Boonshoft School of Medicine students learned which residency programs they will enter after receiving their medical degrees in May. Wright State students matched in prestigious programs in Ohio and across the country, including at the Case Western Reserve, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cambridge Health Alliance (Harvard), Duke University and the Mayo Clinic. More than a third will remain in Ohio during residency and 13 percent will remain in the Dayton area. More than half will enter a primary care field.
Fels Longitudinal Study featured in American Journal of Physical Anthropology
A special issue of the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, the official journal of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA), commemorated the 80th anniversaries of Wright State's Fels Longitudinal Study, the longest continuous study of human growth and development in the world, and the founding of AAPA. The special issue was guest edited by Richard J. Sherwood, Ph.D., director of the Division of Morphological Sciences and Biostatistics and professor of community health and pediatrics, and Dana Duren, Ph.D., associate professor of community health and orthopaedic surgery, sports medicine and rehabilitation.
26 WSU physicians named on 2013 Best Doctors® in America list
Twenty-six Wright State Physicians and faculty of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine were named to the 2013 Best Doctors® in Americalist. 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.
“The faculty of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine are leading the way in medical education and medical care," said Marjorie Bowman, M.D., M.P.A., dean of the Boonshoft School of Medicine. "Congratulations to the doctors of Wright State Physicians, the faculty of the Boonshoft School of Medicine and our local alumni who were named the best doctors in the Dayton region.”
Mariana Morris, Ph.D., leaving Wright State
Mariana Morris, Ph.D., chair and professor of pharmacology and toxicology and assistant vice president for graduate studies, has resigned from her position at Wright State to assume the position of professor in the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Morris served as chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology since 1997. Her resignation was effective March 14, 2013.
Morris has a long-standing interest in international research and teaching exchange, particularly with South America. She established and served as director of several federally funded programs designed to encourage members of under-represented minority groups and students with disabilities to choose careers in cardiovascular-related research, including the BioSTAR Biomedical Scholars Training & Research Program, the GRAD-PREP Biomedical Graduate Preparation Program, the Short-Term Training Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research (STREAMS) and the Biomedical Training for Underrepresented Minorities U.S.-Brazil Consortium.
Mark your calendars for the following special events in April.
- April 11: Fifth Annual Medical-Spirituality Conference, featuring Abraham Verghese, M.D., and Christina Puchalski, M.D., M.S., Sinclair Community College, 444 W. Third St., Dayton, 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Proceeds from this event benefit the medical school's Healer's Art Fund. Read more »
- April 11: Academy of Medicine Annual Distinguished Guest Lecture, featuring bestselling author Abraham Verghese, M.D., Sinclair Community College, 444 W. Third St., Dayton. Cocktails: 5:30 p.m.; Dinner: 7 p.m. Faculty & student awards will be presented. Read more »
- April 18: Eighth Annual Global Health Initiative Symposium, featuring Chuck Dietzen, M.D., founder and president of Timmy Global Health, Magnolia Place, Miami Valley Hospital, One Wyoming St., Dayton. The event will begin with a silent auction and reception at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds will be used to assist medical students in traveling to underdeveloped countries. Read more »