Timothy Cope, Ph.D., Jerald Kay, M.D., Christopher Wyatt, Ph.D., and Lori Metivier won awards for 2011-12, and Cameron Chumlea, Ph.D., and Dean Parmelee, M.D., won awards for 2012-13.
Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research—Timothy Cope, Ph.D.
Timothy Cope, Ph.D., chair and professor of neuroscience, cell biology and physiology and codirector of the WSU & PHP Neuroscience Institute, was named the Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research at Wright State University. The title is a special rank awarded by the Board of Trustees to a faculty member who has produced a significant body of work in scholarship, research, or the creative arts which brings distinction to the university and national or international recognition to the faculty member. Cope has served as chair of the Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Physiology since November 2004. He was instrumental in the creation of the Wright State University & Premier Health Partners Neuroscience Institute, created in 2010 as a partnership between the WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine and Premier Health Partners.
Frederick A. White Distinguished Professor of Professional Service—Jerald Kay, M.D.
Wright State University named Jerald Kay, M.D., chair and professor of psychiatry, the Frederick A. White Distinguished Professor of Professional Service. The title Distinguished Professor of Professional Service is a special rank awarded by the Board of Trustees to a Wright State University faculty member who has provided exceptional service to the university and the community through outstanding leadership and significant contributions. Kay has served as chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine for more than 20 years. During his tenure, Kay has provided regional and national leadership for extending mental health care to underserved populations. Medical schools from the University of Pennsylvania to the University of Southern California have sought his expertise to help them improve their programs. And his expertise in the area of psychiatric resident training led to his chairing the U.S. Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education’s Committee on Psychiatric Residency Training Programs—the group responsible for assuring compliance with accreditation standards for all U.S. psychiatric training programs.
Early Career Achievement Award— Christopher Wyatt, Ph.D.
Wright State University recognized Christopher Wyatt, Ph.D., associate professor of neuroscience, cell biology and physiology, with its President’s Award for Early Career Achievement. The award recognizes excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service during the first four years of a faculty member’s appointment. Wyatt is a nationally recognized scientist dedicated to research and education. In his four years at Wright State, he has published 15 papers in prestigious journals, been invited to give seminars across the country, and received $1.4 million in grant funding for his research.
President’s Award for Leadership— Lori Metivier
Lori Metivier received the Wright State University President’s Award for Excellence in Leadership. The award is presented each year by the president of Wright State University to a staff member who has provided leadership in support of the university’s mission. Metivier serves as a grants and contract specialist in the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine’s Center for Global Health. Metivier has been the operational manager for annual conferences on health systems management and public health for the last decade and has served as an important catalyst in the integration of the Center for Global Health and the Center for Healthy Communities.
Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research—Cameron Chumlea, Ph.D.
Wright State University named Cameron Chumlea, Ph.D., executive director Lifespan Health Research Center, and Fels Professor, Community Health and Pediatrics, the Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research. The title is a special rank awarded by the Board of Trustees to a faculty member who has produced a significant body of work in scholarship, research, or the creative arts which brings distinction to the university and national or international recognition to the faculty member. During his 33-year tenure at Wright State as a critical member of the Fells Longitudinal Study team, Chumlea has played an integral roll in turning the study into a national treasure and helped to create an international reputation for the Boonshoft School of Medicine as a research institution of the highest order. Results of the study were used to develop the first childhood growth charts used by physicians in the United States and worldwide. Among other projects, he is currently working with the Intergrowth-21st Study by the International Fetal and Newborn Growth Consortium at the University of Oxford, and the World Health Organization, to develop new “prescriptive” standards describing normal fetal growth, preterm growth, and newborn nutritional status in eight geographically diverse populations worldwide and to relate those standards to neonatal health risk. The worldwide use of these tools will help to improve infant health care and nutritional status.
Robert J. Kegerreis Distinguished Professor of Teaching—Dean Parmelee, M.D.
Wright State University recognized Dean Parmelee, M.D., associate dean for academic affairs and professor of psychiatry and pediatrics, as the Robert J. Kegerreis Distinguished Professor of Teaching. The title is a special rank awarded by the Board of Trustees to a faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding skills as a teacher and advisor, as evidenced by student and peer evaluations, course development, and improvement and/or scholarly publications in the area of teaching. Parmelee joined the Boonshoft School of Medicine in 2001 after a distinguished career of teaching, service, and scholarship at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (VCU). At the Boonshoft School of Medicine, Parmelee has championed active learning in its curriculum, including the development of Team-Based Learning™ in all major courses and most clerkships. He co-edited Team-Based Learning for Health Professions Education, which is considered a landmark publication in medical education. He is a leading figure for promoting active learning in medical education worldwide. Parmelee also has helped develop The Healer’s Art, an elective course designed by Dr. Rachel Remen, for Boonshoft. In bringing The Healer’s Art to the school, Parmelee has sought to complement the critical thinking skills being utilized in Team-Based Learning™ with an exploration of the healing relationship and to encourage students to become compassionate physicians who serve the community.