Jeffrey B. Travers, M.D., Ph.D., has been named professor and chair, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, and professor, Department of Dermatology, effective Feb. 1, 2015. Travers comes to the Boonshoft School of Medicine from the Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine, where he has been a faculty member since 1995. At IU, he held positions in the Departments of Dermatology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Pediatrics.
Dieter E. Nevels, M.B.A., has been appointed executive director and chief financial officer of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, effective Oct. 20, 2014. He replaces John Bale, M.Acc., who will retire after 28 years of service to the medical school. Nevels has almost 30 years of broad-based experience in all aspects of corporate and medical school finance and business operations, ranging from strategic planning and analysis to valuations of merger/acquisition targets.
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.
Timothy Broderick, M.D., has been named chief scientist at the Wright State Research Institute (WSRI), where he will be responsible for growing the institute’s portfolio for basic and applied research and development. He will also join the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine faculty as professor of surgery.
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.
Ronald J. Markert, Ph.D., professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Internal Medicine, has been selected as University Professor by the Wright State University Board of Trustees. The title University Professor is a special rank reserved for full professors who have made outstanding contributions beyond the confines of their own discipline.
Hollywood superstar Tom Hanks will help lead a $150 million fundraising campaign for Wright State University that promises to further elevate the school’s prominence by expanding scholarships, attracting more top-flight faculty and supporting construction of state-of-the-art facilities.
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.