Applegate, Jonas, Jorizzo Honored by Wake Forest Medical Alumni Association

November 9, 2011

William B. Applegate, M.D., M.P.H., M.A.C.P., Wayne B. Jonas, M.D., and Joseph L. Jorizzo, M.D., have been recognized with awards from the Medical Alumni Association (MAA) of the Wake Forest School of Medicine.

The MAA honored Applegate with its Distinguished Service Award, Jonas with its Distinguished Achievement Award and Jorizzo with its Distinguished Faculty Award during a ceremony on Nov.3.

Applegate, a resident of Winston-Salem, joined the Wake Forest School of Medicine in 1999 as professor and chair of the Department of Internal Medicine. He was appointed dean in 2002, and later named president of Wake Forest University Health Sciences while continuing as dean. Applegate guided the school during a strong period of growth with significant administrative advancements, curriculum innovation, and substantial growth in faculty size in key clinical and scientific areas. He has written and co-written 25 books and book chapters and nearly 170 journal articles, and served as editor in chief of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society and as an editorial board member of the American Journal of Medicine and the American Journal of Clinical Hypertension. He is a master of the American College of Physicians and past chair of its Board of Regents, and past president of the American Geriatrics Society.

Jonas, a 1981 graduate of the Wake Forest School of Medicine, is director of the Samueli Institute for Information Biology in Alexandria, Va., and an internationally known leader in the field of complementary and alternative medicine. His professional service has included work on the scientific advisory board with the Department of Alternative and Complementary Medicine in Paris; and as a member of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy. He also was the first director of the Office of Alternative Medicine with the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. He has directed the Medical Research Fellowship Program in the Division of Medicine at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research; served as commander of the 130th General Hospital in Dexheim, West Germany; and worked as staff officer and consultant to the Office of the Surgeon General.

Jorizzo is professor and founding chair of the Department of Dermatology at Wake Forest School of Medicine and director of the school’s Dermatology Residency Program. He is nationally known as an outstanding clinician and teacher, and is vice president of the American Academy of Dermatology. He has served as consultant to the VA Clinic in Winston-Salem and in Salisbury, N.C., and to Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem; and as an adjunct professor in the Department of Dermatology at Cornell University, and at the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College in New York, N.Y. Jorizzo’s work includes more than 100 grants, four books and more than 250 journal contributions. He serves as a reviewer on numerous professional journals, including the Archives of Dermatology and Journal of the American Medical Association.

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