Wake Forest University Medical Student Receives Research Award

November 15, 2007

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – A Wake Forest University School of Medicine student has received the Best Poster Presentation Award from the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP).
Lindsay Chaney Strowd, a third-year student at the School of Medicine, was given the award when she presented at the ACCP annual meeting on October 24. She was one of only five award winners at the meeting, from among thousands of participants, mostly physicians, and the only medical student award recipient.
Strowd’s research was about discrepancies she discovered between current dysphagia diet foods and the National Dysphagia Diet guidelines established by the American Dietetic Association (ADA). Patients with dysphagia, or swallowing disorders, require liquid foods with carefully controlled viscosities. Due, in part, to her findings, the ADA is developing new guidelines.
“I could see the passion and the intellectual curiosity that Lindsay brought to this research,” said Bruce Rubin, M.D., M.Engr., M.B.A., a professor of pediatrics and senior advisor on the study. “She asked the right questions, and developed her own line of thinking and analysis. She is truly deserving of this honor.”
The ACCP is recognized around the world as the authority in clinical chest medicine.
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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 1,154 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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