Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center President Receives Alumni Award
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – June 21, 2021 – The University of Central Florida College of Nursing recently honored Cathleen Wheatley, D.N.P., R.N., CENP, president of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, as one of its inaugural 40 . In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the college honored 40 alumni who reflect its values of excellence, innovation, integrity, compassion, service and community.
Awardees were recognized at the 40th Anniversary Virtual Gala last month. Recipients included direct care providers, innovators, educators, scientists and leaders who have made a profound difference in the lives of others through their contributions to the profession and community.
Wake Forest School of Medicine Student, Associate Professor Receive Humanism in Medicine Awards
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – June 21, 2021 – Christopher Rodman, Wake Forest School of Medicine M.D. Class of 2021, and Nancy Denizard-Thompson, M.D., associate professor, general internal medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Health, recently received the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award.
The awards are presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. Recipients are selected by students in the graduating medical school class and are chosen for their clinical excellence, outstanding compassion in the delivery of care, respect for patients, their families and health care colleagues.
Professor Honored with Senior Leadership Award from Society of Hematopathology
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – June 21, 2021 – Eric D. Hsi, M.D., professor of pathology at Wake Forest Baptist Health, recently received the Berard-Dorfman Founders Senior Leadership Award from the Society for Hematopathology.
The award honors a mid-career to senior individual who has demonstrated excellence in any or all areas of hematopathology including teaching, humanitarian contributions and leadership.
Wake Forest School of Medicine Student Receives USPHS Excellence in Public Health Award
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – June 21, 2021 – Lauren Kratky, Wake Forest School of Medicine M.D. Class of 2021, recently received the 2021 United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Excellence in Public Health Award. The award program is an opportunity for the USPHS to recognize medical students who have positively impacted public health in their communities.
As a student, Kratky served the patients of Wake Forest School of Medicine’s Delivering Equal Access to Care (DEAC) Clinic as the executive clinic director, clinic operations co-director and founder of the gynecology specialty clinic. Kratky also started a telehealth clinic and a food insecurity project during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure continuity of care and support for her patients.
Wake Forest Baptist Neurologist Receives American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Research Award
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – June 21, 2021 – Roy Strowd III, M.D., associate professor of neurology, and hematology and oncology at Wake Forest Baptist Health recently received the 2021-22 American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Research Award.
The award supports research projects related to the group’s mission to promote and assess the competency of psychiatry and neurology candidates for initial and continuing certification. Each year, up to two psychiatry and two neurology awards are presented. Strowd received the award for his project “Using Micro-Learning and Social Media to Assess Competence and Promote Lifelong Learning for Neurologists and Psychiatrists.”
Three Wake Forest Baptist Researchers Receive Award from American Physiological Society
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – June 21, 2021 – The American Physiological Society has recognized three Wake Forest Baptist researchers with the American Journal of Physiology (AJP): Heart and Circulatory Physiology 2020 Impact Award for their publication titled “COVID-19, ACE2, and the Cardiovascular Consequences.”
Andrew Michael South, M.D., assistant professor, pediatrics - nephrology; Debra Diz, Ph.D., professor, hypertension; and Mark Chappell, Ph.D., professor, hypertension, were announced as the winners during a recent virtual meeting of the American Physiological Society.
Wake Forest Baptist Neurologist Receives Two Awards for Migraine Research
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – June 21, 2021 – Rebecca Erwin Wells, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of neurology at Wake Forest Baptist Health recently received the Harold Wolff-John Graham Award from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). This annual award is given in recognition of outstanding achievements in headache/facial pain research. At the AAN meeting in April, she presented her research published in JAMA Internal Medicine entitled “Mindfulness Meditation vs. Headache Education for Migraine: A Randomized Clinical Trial,” which examines the effects and mechanisms of mindfulness on migraine.
Wells also recently received the Early Career Lecture Award from the American Headache Society. The award is presented annually to the best paper on headache written by an “early career author.” She gave her lecture at the society’s annual scientific meeting earlier this month on her award-winning research entitled “Learning the Full Impact of Migraine Through Patient Voices: A Qualitative Study.”
Wake Forest School of Medicine Ranked No. 9 Best Nursing School in North Carolina
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – June 21, 2021 – Wake Forest School of Medicine’s Department of Academic Nursing has been ranked the No. 9 nursing school in North Carolina. The rankings are the result of a nationwide evaluation of data collected by Nursing Schools Almanac.
The Nursing Schools Almanac collected data on more than 3,000 institutions, and only 20% made their list of the best nursing schools in each geographic region. Factors considered for the rankings included the institution’s academic prestige and perceived value, breadth and depth of nursing programs offered, and student success. Nursing Schools Almanac then combined these assessments into an overall score and ranked the schools accordingly.
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