Jeffrey B. Travers, M.D., Ph.D., has been named professor and chair, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, and professor, Department of Dermatology, in the Boonshoft School of Medicine effective Feb. 1, 2015.
Robert Copeland, assistant vice president for advancement at the Boonshoft School of Medicine, has accepted a position with the International Rett Syndrome Foundation as chief development officer, effective Nov. 1, 2014. His last day at Wright State will be Oct. 30, 2014.
John Bale, M.Acc., associate dean for fiscal affairs at Boonshoft School of Medicine, will retire at the end of November. Bale's successor, Dieter E. Nevels, M.B.A., began his position as executive director and chief financial officer at the school on Oct. 20, 2014.
Miami Valley Hospital Foundation honored Linda M. Barney, M.D., FACS, as an outstanding medical professional at a Champions of Hope cancer fundraiser on Sept. 18. She was one of five individuals honored in the battle against cancer.
In addition to Barney, the event saluted the efforts of Irma Johnston as a courageous survivor, Debbie Muntz as an extraordinary caregiver and Debbie Adams and Brenda Mitchell as people of inspiration.
Trained as an educational psychologist, Ronald J. Markert, Ph.D., has over 40 years of experience in U.S. medical schools, including 28 years at Wright State University’s Boonshoft School of Medicine (from 1980 to 2000 and from 2006 to 2014).
Markert is currently professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Internal Medicine and holds secondary appointments in the Departments of Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, and Rehabilitation.
Ruth Jocelyn Claros, a second-year medical student at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, was one of 12 medical students nationwide selected for the American Society of Hematology 2014 Minority Medical Student Award Program.