Wright State University & Premier Health

Neuroscience Institute

Neuroscience building under constructionAn Innovative Partnership Advancing Research & Enhancing Patient Care

Designated as a University System of Ohio Center of Excellence, the Wright State University & Premier Health Neuroscience Institute represents a groundbreaking public-private partnership that unites the Dayton region’s most advanced biomedical research institution with the clinical resources of its largest hospital system.

Together, the neuroscientists of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and the clinical neurologists of Premier Health:

  • Collaborate to conduct cutting-edge grant-funded research and clinical trials
  • Enhance care quality and access in an area of critical need for a growing patient population
  • Strengthen the economy and reputation of the region by earning international recognition as a center of excellence in neuroscience


Oscar Boonshoft

Biography of Oscar Boonshoft

Oscar Boonshoft was a native of New York City. A mechanical engineering graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology, Mr. Boonshoft worked as a project engineer first with the Army Air Corps at Wright Field, which later became the U.S. Air Force at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

University Professor

Mark Rich
Mark Rich is the prototypic triple threat as evidenced by his sustained outstanding achievements in scholarly activity, teaching and service.

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Last edited on 12/14/2015.