Medical Research

Childhood interest in science leads medical student to pursue M.D./Ph.D. degree

During her M.D./Ph.D. studies with the Boonshoft School of Medicine and the College of Science and Mathematics, Jessica Myers will research mental illness and functional magnetic resonance imaging. Continue reading

Boonshoft School of Medicine researchers find PTSD correlates with suicide attempts

The study found that suicide attempts in trauma survivors are linked to PTSD symptom severity, childhood maltreatment and substance-related problems. Continue reading

Wright State researchers are attacking breast cancer

Julian Gomez-Cambronero works with members of his laboratory to find the molecular mechanisms that lead to breast cancer cell growth and invasiveness. Continue reading

Medical student conducts research on pediatric immunotherapy

Maryam Shahin is taking a year off from medical school to conduct research at Stanford University School of Medicine and the University of California San Francisco. Continue reading

Wright State research team finds increase in deaths from fentanyl and fentanyl analogs

Evidence from the study indicates the increasing and substantial role of illicitly manufactured fentanyl and the declining presence of heroin and pharmaceutical opioids in overdose fatalities. Continue reading

Boonshoft School of Medicine approved for a $25,000 funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

The funding will support a research project focused on understanding the health needs of Ohio’s refugee population. Continue reading

Medical students learn about treating refugee populations

Boonshoft School of Medicine students presented research about refugee patient communities and their health concerns at the North American Refugee Health Conference in Toronto. Continue reading

Medical student selected for Minority Medical Student Award Program for second consecutive year

Ramanjot Kang was one of 22 medical students nationwide selected to participate in the American Society of Hematology 2017 Minority Medical Student Award Program. Continue reading

Commentary by Wright State researchers on Lou Gehrig’s disease featured in prestigious scientific journal

Wright State biological sciences professor invited graduate students to write a commentary with him on ALS research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Continue reading

Scholarships help medical student pursue dream of research

Sabrina Metzger, an M.D./Ph.D. student at the Boonshoft School of Medicine, is searching for targeted treatments for myotonia congenita. Continue reading