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Jennifer Daniels named director of Clinical Trials Research Alliance

Jennifer Daniels, M.S., has been named director of the Wright State University and Premier Health Clinical Trials Research Alliance (CTRA).

CTRA conducts clinical trials throughout Southwest Ohio in a variety of health care areas. The public-private initiative was founded in 2012 by the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State Research Institute and Premier Health.

Daniels is a knowledgeable researcher with more than 19 years of experience. As director of the CTRA, Daniels is responsible for oversight of clinical research activities, including clinical trials at Premier Health hospital campuses, practice sites of Wright State Physicians and additional community clinic locations.

Before joining the CTRA, Daniels was the clinical research regulatory manager at the University of Cincinnati (UC) and UC Health. She oversaw clinical research regulatory affairs and compliance within the university and supported all medical divisions from study start-up to closeout.


Boonshoft School of Medicine names new diversity and inclusion specialist

Mel Brown, M.Ed., M.S., has joined the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine’s Office of Student Affairs and Admissions as its new diversity and inclusion specialist. He comes to the medical school after serving in academic roles at various universities throughout the Dayton area.

Brown previously worked in advising roles at Central State University, University of Dayton, Sinclair Community College, Wright State University, and University of Cincinnati. He has 17 years of experience in higher education.

At the University of Cincinnati, Brown worked as an academic advisor in the College of Engineering and Applied Science. He served in a similar role advising graduate students at the university’s College of Nursing. Brown advised and supported students along their educational journey, evaluated their readiness, and recommended actions that helped them reach their goals.


Lisa Coffey, Josh Trippier join Advancement staff

The Advancement team at the Boonshoft School of Medicine welcomes two new members. Both will lend their expertise to the activities of the Office of Marketing and Communications.

Josh Trippier joins Advancement as web designer and videographer. Before Wright State, Trippier was a freelance creative, assisting clients with graphic design, video, photography, and digital marketing. Trippier is looking forward to contributing to Advancement web and graphic design and video, and the opportunity to be creative in multiple mediums.

Lisa Coffey has joined the Advancement team as marketing generalist. Prior to coming to Wright State, Coffey was a marketing specialist and graphic designer with a defense contractor in Beavercreek, Ohio. Coffey will provide graphic design, marketing and writing to Advancement. She looks forward to contributing to the Boonshoft School of Medicine and the marketing mission.

Last edited on 04/24/2020.