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  January 29, 2014

Volume 2, Issue 5 

Boonshoft School of Medicine partners with Saudi university to create medical school modeled on our curriculum

WSU officials with Saudi diginitaries

(L-R) Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Dean Marjorie A. Bowman, M.D., M.P.A.; Sulaiman Alyahya, professor and vice president for planning, development, and quality, Qassim University; Saleh Aldamegh, dean of Unaizah College of Medicine, Qassim University; Wright State Provost S. Narayanan; and Dean X. Parmelee, M.D., professor and associate dean for academic affairs, Boonshoft School of Medicine, pose for a picture after signing the agreement in June 2013.

The Boonshoft School of Medicine is expanding its global reach under a recent agreement that enables a new medical school in Saudi Arabia to get started in an innovative way, bringing the best of our medical education expertise to a new set of students.

Under this unique agreement, Unaizah College of Medicine of Qassim University, Saudi Arabia, will deliver a concurrent educational experience for its students, parallel with the Boonshoft School of Medicine's medical education program.

Dean Marjorie Bowman, M.D., M.P.A., Dean Parmelee, M.D., associate dean for academic affairs, and Larry Prochaska, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and vice-chair of education in the biochemistry and molecular biology department, traveled to Saudi Arabia in early December to meet with representatives of Unaizah College of Medicine to finalize the three-year $5.5 million renewable agreement and plan for its implementation.

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New Neurology Residency Program approved at WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine

Dr. Bradley Jacobs

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has approved a new residency program in neurology at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. The ACGME is a private, nonprofit council that evaluates and accredits residency programs in the United States.

The Neurology Residency Program will help expand the number of neurologists in the Dayton region by training the future leaders in neurology patient care, research and education. The new program, which will begin on July 1, 2014, was approved to accept up to 16 residents.

"We seek to graduate neurologists who are prepared to meet the challenges presented by the rapidly expanding body of knowledge in the neurosciences," said Bradley Jacobs, M.D., M.S., director of the residency program and associate professor of neurology. "We have carefully designed a program that builds the basic strengths necessary to become an outstanding clinical neurologist and, for those interested in research, to develop into a first-rate physician scientist."

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Jerome L. Yaklic, M.D., M.B.A., named chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Jerome Yaklic

Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine has named Jerome L. Yaklic, M.D., M.B.A., FACOG, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has served as acting chair since May 1, 2012.

Yaklic has been an associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2010, and serves as medical director for Wright State Physicians Women's Health Care.

"Dr. Yaklic is well respected and, as acting chair, has advanced the mission of the department," said Marjorie Bowman, M.D., M.P.A., dean of the Boonshoft School of Medicine. "The department has flourished under his leadership, and we are pleased to name him chair."

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Julie Gentile, M.D., appointed to Wright State University Foundation Board of Trustees

Dr. Julie Gentile

Julie Gentile, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry at Boonshoft School of Medicine, was one of four people appointed to serve on the 28-member Wright State University Foundation Board of Trustees. Part of WSU's Division of Advancement, the foundation manages gifts and some scholarship programs that support the university and its students.

Gentile is project director and primary investigator for Ohio's Coordinating Center of Excellence in Mental Illness/Intellectual Disability. As division director of intellectual disability psychiatry at Wright State, she has evaluated more than 3,000 individuals with co-occurring mental illness and intellectual disability.

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Julian Cambronero, Ph.D.,organizes international conference on inflammation and cancer

Dr. Julian G. Cambronero

Julian G. Cambronero, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and molecular biology and Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research, is chairing an international research conference sponsored by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB).

The conference, "Phospholipid Cell Signaling and Metabolism in Inflammation and Cancer," will take place June 1-6, in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Cambronero is organizing the event along with George M. Carman, Ph.D., Board of Governors professor of food science and director of the Rutgers Center for Lipid Research.

The conference will include two keynote speakers, 32 invited plenary speakers, 16 junior scientists, two "meet the expert" sessions and four poster sessions. The speakers, who are from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Spain, France, India, Mexico, Japan and South Korea among other countries, include National Academy of Sciences members, Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators and journal editors.

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Justin Fox, M.D., with Drs. Randy Woods and Mary McCarthy from WSU

Surgery resident receives inaugural American College of Surgeons professionalism award

Justin P. Fox, M.D., chief resident in general surgery at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, has received the inaugural Jameson L. Chassin, M.D., FACS, Award for Professionalism in General Surgery from the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The award was presented during the college's business meeting at its annual Clinical Congress, which is one of the largest international meetings of surgeons in the world. The Chassin Award recognizes a chief resident in general surgery who exemplifies the values of compassion, technical skill and devotion to science and learning. The award is administered by the ACS Division of Education and will now be granted on an annual basis.

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Department of Geriatrics wins award from Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging

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The Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging recognized the Department of Geriatrics of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and the Dayton Area Agency on Aging, PSA 2 (Planning and Service Area Region 2) with its 2013 Outstanding Area Agency on Aging/Provider Partnership of the Year Award.

Presented at the annual meeting of the Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging on Nov. 13 in Columbus, Ohio, the award highlights a partnership with significant contributions, exemplary cooperation and innovative approaches for improving services to older adults.

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Gary LeRoy, M.D., part of effort to encourage minority students to consider family medicine

Dr. Gary LeRoy

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has adapted the American Medical Association's outreach program, "Doctors Back to School," to help increase the number of minority physicians. The program relies on physician mentors such as Gary L. LeRoy, M.D., associate dean for student affairs and admissions and associate professor of family medicine at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, to educate middle- and high-school minority students about family medicine and to encourage them to consider it as a career.

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