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Match Day 2016

Wright State students matched in outstanding programs, including Stanford University, University of Michigan, University of Southern California and Wake Forest.

Convocation & White Coat Ceremony


We welcomed 108 students to the class of 2020 at the Convocation & White Coat Ceremony on July 17 at the Schuster Performing Arts Center.


Commencement Ceremony


Members of the Boonshoft School of Medicine class of 2016 were awarded M.D. degrees during graduation on May 27.


Remen Institute joins Wright State

The Institute for the Study of Health and Illness, founded and directed by Rachel Remen, M.D., who spoke at the first Medical-Spirituality Conference here in 2009, has partnered with Boonshoft School of Medicine.


Sara Doorley, M.D., with a patient

When Sara Doorley, M.D. (’05), first became a doctor, she believed her job was to make people better. But after working with the homeless for several years, her perspective changed.
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Dean Margaret Dunn

Dean Margaret Dunn was the first woman on the surgery faculty and one of very few women at the school in 1982. “Without a doubt, I was the first pregnant surgeon anybody had seen.”
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Weiwen Long, Ph.D.

Weiwen Long, Ph.D., and his research team are working on unlocking the mysteries of a gene that plays an important role in the formation and spread of lung cancer and other cancers.
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Lindsay Gates, M.D. ('10), completed her surgical residency training at Yale New Haven Hospital.
"We again point out the need to implement on-going drug abuse prevention programs in the schools that extend beyond the ninth grade."
“We have seen a 26 percent increase in the use of illicit Fentanyl in people who have died of drug overdoses," said CITAR director Robert Carlson, Ph.D.


Wright State Physicians Family Medicine offers medical acupuncture services at the Wright State Physicians Health Center

Cynthia Olsen, director of acupuncture services at Wright State Physicians Family Medicine, is accepting new patients.
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From Horizons in Medicine program to medical school

The Boonshoft School of Medicine's Horizons in Medicine Program made medical student Yasamine Edwards believe she could become a doctor.
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Wright State biomedical researchers selected to present invention at prestigious statewide forum

Wright State researchers will seek funding and feedback for their revolutionary medical device that could eliminate the need for radiation-emitting X-rays in certain procedures.
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Daniel L. Swagerty Jr. named professor and chair of the Department of Geriatrics at Wright State University

For the past 25 years, Daniel Swagerty has been active in national and international efforts to develop educational and clinical programs for the care of older adults and dying patients.
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