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Boonshoft School of Medicine student answering phone, contact tracing

 

They have quickly become detectives in the war against COVID-19. Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine (BSOM) students say conducting contact tracing of people testing positive for the virus has been challenging but underscores its importance in limiting the spread of the pandemic.
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Boonshoft School of Medicine faculty teaching medicine with mask

 

Quickly switching to virtual instruction, maintaining personal connections with students and shouldering an increased workload were among the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic for the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine (BSOM) faculty.
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Young student in mask getting temperature taken

 

Quarantining students for close contact to a COVID-19-infected classmate, even if they don’t become sick, is causing children to miss a substantial amount of in-person class. In a nine-week grading period, a 14-day quarantine, which health officials recommended for most of the school year, would result in a student missing nearly one-fourth of in-person class time.
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The conference will be held on April 21, 2022.
Dr. Eyra Agudu is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist who comes to us from Ohio Health.

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Learning and growing

Wright State education and medical students are learning through discovery alongside school students at Westwood Elementary School’s garden.

Mathematics and Statistics Chair Ayşe Şahin appointed dean of the College of Science and Mathematics

Ayşe Şahin has served as professor and chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics since 2015.

Decorated surgical professor to give keynote address at trauma symposium

Mary McCarthy, professor emeritus of surgery at the Boonshoft School of Medicine, will give the keynote address at the Trauma and Critical Care Update symposium on May 20 at Sinclair College.

Spring 2022 class notes

Meet three outstanding alumni who are featured in the spring 2022 issue of the Wright State University Magazine.