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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

Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 3 pm to 4 pm
Thursday, January 27, 2022, 11 am to Noon
135 Oelman Hall and Partially Online
Thursday, January 27, 2022, 11 am to Noon
135 Oelman Hall and Partially Online

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Neuroengineering research of Wright State faculty member Sherif Elbasiouny receives $2.72 million NIH grant to continue study of ALS

The research project employs engineering and neuroscience techniques to study how neurons that control muscles degenerate in ALS.

Wright State Physicians names David Dhanraj inaugural chief medical officer

David Dhanraj was also named associate dean for clinical affairs at the Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine.

Madhavi Kadakia appointed vice provost for research and innovation at Wright State

Madhavi Kadakia has also served as chair of biochemistry and molecular biology and associate dean of research affairs of the Boonshoft School of Medicine.

Top research stories of 2021

From developing a super sunscreen to monitoring brain injuries to tracking COVID-19 misinformation, Wright State faculty and students pursued important research endeavors in 2021.