Eight Great Reasons to Choose Wright State

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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.


Madhavi Kadakia

Skin cancer, esophageal cancer and endometriosis are all on Madhavi Kadakia’s hit list. The Wright State researcher uses high-tech equipment and her expertise in genetics to help diagnose and treat these sometimes deadly diseases.
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Richard DeWall

In the 1950s, Dr. Richard DeWall invented an early heart-lung machine used in cardiac surgery worldwide. Still, at 88, he says he takes more satisfaction in the critical role he played in the founding of Wright State’s medical school.
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Kevin Purcell’s interest in gun violence had its roots in the visceral reaction he had to finding himself looking down the barrel of a handgun. Now he’s one of many seeking a public health approach to the problem of gun violence.
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“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.
He wrote the original proposal for what became the Wright State University School of Medicine.
She will collaborate with the department to provide guidance, support and compassion at every stage of a patient’s journey through diagnosis, treatment and recovery.


9 am through Sep 29
WSU Student Union - Mariner Room, Room 105
8:30 am
Madison Lakes Learning and Conference Center, 581 Olive Road, Dayton, Ohio


Additional dates added for Wright State research study on bipolar disorder and schizophrenia

This part of the study seeks African-Americans age 18 or older who do not have a diagnosis of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.
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Wright State University awarded prestigious Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative from the Office of Naval Research

The Wright State project is focused on discovering epigenetic biomarkers that identify individuals who could benefit from high-intensity training.
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Boonshoft School of Medicine announces directors of major gifts

Nicki Crellin and Delores James will be responsible for growing, managing and sustaining a major gift portfolio for Wright State's medical school.
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Wright State staff recognized for exceptional service to the university

The President's Awards for Excellence annually recognize classified and unclassified staff for the vital role they play in the success of Wright State University.
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