Vital Signs » Summer 2018
Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine names Brenda Roman associate dean for medical education
The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine has named Brenda Roman, M.D., associate dean for medical education, effective Feb. 1, 2018. In addition, Dean Parmelee, M.D., will assume the new role of director of educational scholarship and program development in the Office of Medical Education.
Roman was instrumental in the development of the medical school’s new curriculum. She has been the chair of the WrightCurriculum Steering Committee, leading the transformation to a new curriculum, built upon the principles of effective learning. The new curriculum was implemented with the entering class of the 2017-18 academic year.
Roman served as assistant dean for medical education and educational research for the past four years. She also is a professor in psychiatry at the Boonshoft School of Medicine. Previously, she was the director of medical student education in psychiatry for 18 years. She also served as director of medical student mental health services and as the director of community psychiatry.
S. Bruce Binder named chair of the Department of Family Medicine
S. Bruce Binder, M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, effective April 1, 2018. A faculty member since 1991, Binder is an associate professor of family medicine at the medical school.
Binder has served as interim chair of the department since April 1, 2017. For many years, he directed the Department of Family Medicine Clerkship and was pre-doctoral director in the department. Binder chaired the Faculty Curriculum Committee for 18 years. He also directed the Introduction to Clinical Medicine courses, which help first- and second-year students hone clinical skills while building relationships with patients and providing effective, compassionate care.
His efforts in research have yielded more than $1.17 million in grant funding. He has won the Teaching Excellence Award three times, and he is a recipient of the Faculty Leadership Award for Excellence in Medical Education. He served on the medical school’s curriculum steering committee, and was one of four faculty members who helped bring the Healer’s Art program to the Boonshoft School of Medicine.
Evangeline Andarsio elected president of Ohio’s largest physician association
Evangeline C. Andarsio, M.D., ’84, of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, has been elected president of the Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA), the state’s largest physician-led organization. She was sworn in during the association’s annual meeting on April 14, 2018.
Andarsio is a clinical associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Boonshoft School of Medicine. She retired from clinical medical practice in January 2016 after serving as an obstetrician-gynecologist for more than 25 years in Dayton.
“As president of the Ohio State Medical Association, I look forward to representing the voice of Ohio’s physicians,” said Andarsio, who will serve a one-year term. “Working together, our organization can continue to bring physicians together for a healthier Ohio.”