WFUBMC Physician Honored for Work to Reduce Infant Mortality

December 13, 2006

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Paul Meis, M.D., a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, has received the Public Health Staff Recognition Award. The award, given by GlaxoSmithKline, was in recognition of his work with the Davie and Yadkin County health departments to reduce infant mortality and serious illnesses in newborns.

Meis, who has been an obstetrician for 40 years, has published articles focusing on causes of low-birth-weight babies, and pioneered a study to test whether hormone injections could reduce pre-term births.

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Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university’s School of Medicine. The system comprises 1,187 acute care, psychiatric, rehabilitation and long-term care beds and is consistently ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report.

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