Brosnihan Receives Honorary Degree

May 26, 2009

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – K. Bridget Brosnihan, Ph.D., a professor in the Hypertension and Vascular Research Center of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, received an honorary degree from the College of Saint Mary in Omaha, Neb., on May 18.

“Dr. Brosnihan’s scientific achievements as an independent and pathfinder investigator have received international recognition in the field of cardiovascular regulation,” said Maryanne Stevens, M.D., RSM, president of College of Saint Mary. “The honorary degree is given to her because of her commitment to science, medical research and education, and for being a woman walking into the future with faith, courage and conviction.”

Brosnihan is co-director of the Molecular Medicine Program, as well as a professor of physiology and pharmacology. She received her doctorate from Case Western Reserve University Medical School in Cleveland, Ohio, and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Cleveland Clinic. Brosnihan has cross appointments in molecular medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, neuroscience, and the Women’s Health Center of Excellence.

She was a member of the team that first established the Hypertension and Vascular Research Center at Wake Forest Baptist. Brosnihan serves on the editorial boards of Hypertension, the American Journal of Physiology/Heart and Current Hypertension Review. She has mentored faculty, post-doctoral students, fellows, graduate students and undergraduates.

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