Wake Forest Baptist June Awards and Recognitions

June 13, 2011

Wake Forest Baptist Hip Specialist Placed on ASC Review List

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – June 13, 2011 – Allston Stubbs, M.D., assistant professor of Orthopaedics at  Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center , was placed on the  Becker’s ASC Review  list of 70 Outstanding Hip Surgeons and Specialists for 2011.  

Stubbs has a professional interest in hip arthroscopy and has published several professional articles on the topic. He currently serves as an assistant professor in the sports medicine program and medical director of hip arthroscopy at Wake Forest School of Medicine.

In addition to his clinical practice, Stubbs has received FDA certification for the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System. During his career, he has served as associate team physician for the Boston Ballet, Boston Marathon, Denver Broncos, U.S. Ski Team and Colorado Rockies. He currently serves as the media secretary for the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy.

Stubbs graduated from Duke University School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency. His additional training includes fellowships in sports medicine and arthroscopic hip surgery at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado and a pediatric sports medicine fellowship at Children's Hospital of Harvard Medical School in Boston.

The Becker’s ASC Review publishes nine times a year, offering general business, legal and clinical guidance on topics including joint-ventures, development and expansion and regulatory and compliance issues, as well as analysis and insight for specialties including bariatrics, orthopaedics/spine, gastroenterology, neurosurgery, pain management, ophthalmology, ENT and anaesthesiology.

Wake Forest Baptist is a Recipient of a LIVESTRONG Award

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – June 13, 2011 –Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has been selected as one of the 2011 recipients of the LIVESTRONG Community Impact Project. 

Afterapplying to implement a LIVESTRONG model program and proving its positive impact on the cancer community, Wake Forest Baptist appeared on an online list hosted by the LIVESTRONG organization. Using the Community Impact Project voting tool, communities across the U.S. came together to vote in support of one of the organizations listed and the programs they wanted to see established in their area.

According to the LIVESTRONG website, all of the organizations that were chosen to offer a model program will receive:

  • An award of up to $10,000 to support implementation of the program (award amount varies depending on the program)
  • A toolkit consisting of facilitators’ manuals, participant materials and evaluation forms (varies depending on program)
  • Training and support from the model program's staff
  • Access to additional LIVESTRONG tools and resources
  • A full report on the historical replication of this program upon completion

Nursing Student at Wake Forest Baptist Receives Local Scholarship

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – June 13, 2011 – Julie Elliot, nursing assistant at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, is the 2011 recipient of the Gwendolyn J. Andrews Scholarship.

Elliott has been working as a nursing assistant on Pediatric Hematology and Oncology for 16 months. She is also a nursing student at UNC Greensboro.

“Julie is dedicated to our patients and is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure their needs are met in a timely manner. She is committed and self-motivated, two characteristics that are vital in a nursing program,” said Anne Shaw, unit manager at Brenner Children’s Hospital.

This scholarship program was established by the Board of Trustees as a lasting tribute to the leadership and service provided to North Carolina Baptist Hospital by Gwen Andrews. Andrews came to this hospital as assistant director of nursing for staff development in May of 1970 and eventually became the director and vice president of nursing in 1988.

Wake Forest Baptist Laboratory is Re-certified

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – June 13, 2011 – The Hypertension and Vascular Research Center Core Laboratory at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center was re-certified by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services in the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)program.  

The laboratory serves as a reference laboratory for Pathology and conducts measurements for research investigators in the institution and nationally. It also performs radioimmunoassays, enzyme-immunoassay and enzymatic assays for clinical and research purposes.

To renew certification every two years, laboratories must demonstrated proficiency in immunoassays and ensure quality testing. More information about the CLIA program can be found on the FDA website.

Wake Forest Baptist Professor Selected as New Editor of Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – June 13, 2011 – Stephen Kritchevsky, Ph.D., Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has been named the next editor of the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, effective January 2012, by The Gerontological Society of America (GSA).

“We are fortunate to have Dr. Kritchevsky assume the mantle of editor of Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences,” said Thomas Hess, Ph.D., chair of GSA’s Publications Committee. “Being trained as an epidemiologist and working in a medical school, he has a strong appreciation of the multidisciplinary nature of research published in the journal.”

The Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, published by Oxford Journals on behalf of GSA, contains peer-reviewed articles on research pertinent to human biology and disease. It focuses on the medical aspects of aging in the areas of clinical epidemiology, clinical research and health services research for professions such as medicine, dentistry, allied health sciences and nursing.

Kritchevsky’s current research examines nutrition’s role in modulating functional trajectories in older adults. His recent work has focused on the clinical response to obesity in older adults. He is the author of more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and serves as an associate editor for both the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences.

Wake Forest University Celebrates Graduate Education Week

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – June 13, 2011 – Wake Forest University announced that the North Carolina Council of Graduate Schools celebrated Graduate Education Week and Graduate Education Day on May 25 at the State Capital Legislative Complex. 

Thirty-seven graduate students from 16 graduate schools across the state participated in the event, along with the graduate school deans, alumni and other student representatives. 

Representing Wake Forest was Kerry Danelson, biomedical engineering and Tanya Pinder, chemistry. Danelson presented her work on brain injuries caused by football head accelerations and Pinder presented her work towards identifying a new prostate cancer drug. The students also met with Senator Linda Garrou during their visit. 

Representative Jonathan Jordan, a Wake Forest graduate, spoke at the ceremony along with Senator Richard Stevens.  Wake Forest’s own Lorna G. Moore, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, arranged these events and provided opening remarks.  Joining her at this event was Associate Deans Dwayne Godwin and Bradley Jones and Graduate School staff member Sarah Lafferty.

Media Relations

Megan Lee: news@wakehealth.edu, 336-713-4587

Lisa Davanzo: news@wakehealth.edu, 336-713-4587