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John Donnelly with students
July 31, 2015

The Ohio Academy of Family Physicians has named John F. Donnelly, M.D., the recipient of its 2015 Family Medicine Educator of the Year Award.

Donnelly, professor of family medicine, has been practicing medicine for 27 years. Following residency and an early career in Texas, Donnelly came to the Boonshoft School of Medicine in 1997.

July 31, 2015

2015 grad Betty Cheney, M.D., exemplifies the collaboration between medicine and public health. As a student in the Master of Public Health Program, she focused on helping others attain high-quality lives by creating social and physical environments that promote good health.

The U.S. Public Health Service has taken note of her commitment to public health and recognized Cheney with a 2015 Excellence in Public Health Award at the Boonshoft School of Medicine commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 22.

July 31, 2015

Margaret M. Dunn, M.D., M.B.A., FACS, was appointed dean of the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University effective Feb. 3, 2015. Dunn has been with the medical school since 1982. In her more than 30 years at Wright State, she has sustained an extensive record of academic and administrative accomplishments and has made significant contributions to the growth and operation of the school's clinical, educational and research programs.

July 31, 2015

John C. Duby, M.D., has been appointed professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, effective Oct. 1, 2015.

Duby comes to Wright State from the Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) where he served as professor of pediatrics since 2008 and professor of clinical pediatrics from 2000 to 2008.

July 31, 2015

Kathrin Engisch, Ph.D., has been named interim dean of the College of Science and Mathematics, replacing Yi Li, Ph.D., who took a job as provost/chief academic officer at California State University, Northridge. The College of Science and Mathematics is home to our two matrix departments, the Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Physiology.

Engisch, an associate professor of neuroscience, cell biology and physiology, has served as associate dean for undergraduate education and outreach since 2012.

July 31, 2015

Igor Elman, M.D., has been appointed professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, effective Aug. 1. He replaces former chair Jerald Kay, M.D., who retired after 24 years of service.

July 31, 2015

Madhavi P. Kadakia, Ph.D., was appointed chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, effective Jan. 1, 2015.

Kadakia currently serves as a full professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, associate director of the Center for Genomics Research and director of the master's program within the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She has been with Wright State University since 1999.

Glen Solomon M.D.
July 31, 2015

Glen D. Solomon, M.D., FACP, was appointed interim chair of the Department of Neurology, effective April 1, 2015. He has been professor and chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at Wright State since June 2008. From 2010 to 2013, he was also the residency program director.

July 31, 2015

Christopher Wyatt, Ph.D., was appointed interim chair of the Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Physiology, effective Feb. 11, 2015.

Wyatt was born in Manchester, England. He received a bachelor's degree in pharmacology in 1991 from the University of Bath, UK, and a Ph.D. in neuropharmacology in 1994 from the University of Leeds, UK.