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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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Education

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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Research

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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Announcements

Dr. Eyra Agudu is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist who comes to us from Ohio Health.
The American Medical Association national conference, ChangeMedEd, accepted a poster by Wright State researchers discussing a virtual symposium.

Events

Thursday, October 21, 2021, 11 am to Noon
146 Russ Engineering Center
Thursday, November 4, 2021, 5 pm to 7 pm
Virtual Event
Friday, November 5, 2021, 2 pm to 3 pm
101 NEC

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Student investigations spotlighted at College of Science and Mathematics’ Festival of Research

The Festival of Research featured podium talks by student researchers and a poster session.

Wright State, Premier Health formalize academic affiliation pact

Wright State and Premier Health will collaborate on the training of medical students, physicians, nurses and other health care professionals, as well as partner on academic, clinical and research initiatives.

Wright State Women’s Luncheon to feature university leaders discussing career growth

A panel of university leaders will discuss the support they receive in their careers, challenges they face, work environments and dealing with discrimination.

Hongmei Ren receives $2.4 million in federal research awards to explore therapies for muscular dystrophy

Hongmei Ren, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, received a grant from the National Institutes of Health and an Idea Development award from the Department of Defense.