Wake Forest Baptist June Awards and Recognitions

June 27, 2014

Wake Forest Baptist Recognized by American Heart Association

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has received a 2014 Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The Mission: Lifeline Receiving Center Bronze Plus Recognition Award is for implementing specific quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.

The Mission: Lifeline program helps hospitals, emergency medical services and communities improve response times so that people who suffer from a ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, or the complete blockage of blood flow to the heart, receive prompt, appropriate treatment.

Wake Forest Baptist Receives Grant from Charitable Foundation

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – June 27, 2014 – The Winston-Salem Foundation has awarded Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center a grant of $25,600 to help fund a bilingual Hispanic clinical trial navigator at Wake Forest Baptist’s Comprehensive Cancer Center.

This grant supports an extensive plan that addresses outreach and education for the growing Hispanic community. The plan includes tailored care coordination, education and outreach on cancer and clinical trials for Hispanic patients; culturally knowledgeable navigation services to encourage patient action in the clinical trial decision process; and service to adult Hispanic cancer patients as well as Hispanic pediatric patients and families at Brenner Children’s Hospital.

The Winston-Salem Foundation is a community foundation that supports charitable programs in the greater Forsyth County area. Founded in 1919 with a gift of $1,000, it administers approximately 1,300 funds. In 2013, the Foundation granted $20.9 million to charitable causes.

Wake Forest Baptist Program Recognized By Philanthropic Organization

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – June 27, 2014 – Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s pediatric weight management program Brenner FIT was awarded the Community Placement of the Year by the Junior League of Winston-Salem (JLWS) for its Family Meals Made Easy program. 

JLWS volunteers led cooking classes in the Brenner FIT teaching kitchen, educating a population in need about ways to improve food preparation and eating habits. Brenner FIT was selected because JLWS members were pleased with the seamlessness of the program from training to completion.

JLWS is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the community.

Wake Forest Baptist Student Receives Internship Award

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – June 27, 2014 – Bryan Wilson, Ph.D./M.B.A. student in molecular medicine and translational sciences at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, is among the recipients of the Endocrine Society’s 2014 Future Leaders Advancing Research in Endocrinology (FLARE) Internship Awards. Wilson’s research explores how dysregulation of the renin-angiotensin system, the hormone system that regulates blood pressure, contributes to the development of cardiovascular disease and kidney injury.

Launched in 2012, the FLARE Program provides training and professional development opportunities for underrepresented minority senior graduate students, postdoctoral and clinical research fellows in hormone health research. The FLARE Awards are supported by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.    

Wake Forest Baptist Department Chair Accepted Into Fellowship Program

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – June 27, 2014 – The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has named Allison Brashear, M.D., chair of neurology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, a 2014–15 Council of Deans (COD) Fellow. Designed for senior faculty members, the fellowship program provides a training ground to prepare and enhance the development of tomorrow’s medical school deans.

Key program components include campus visits with two dean mentors, an introduction to the COD’s strategic activities and participation in COD meetings and other professional development opportunities specific to deans. Fellows are also required to complete a leadership project that addresses an important challenge at his or her institution.

Founded in 1876, the AAMC is a not-for-profit association that serves and leads the academic medicine community to improve the health of all.

Wake Forest Baptist Air Care Base Recognized by Emergency Medical Services Council

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – June 27, 2014 – Air Care 3, a division of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s AirCare program located at Blue Ridge Airport in Martinsville, Va., received the 2014 Regional Award for Outstanding Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency by the Western Virginia EMS Council, Inc.

One of 96 EMS agencies in the Western Virginia region, AirCare 3 was selected for its professionalism and service to the community; commitment to improving patient care through innovative training, community awareness and preventive health programs; and participation in local, regional and statewide EMS systems.

As the regional award winner, Wake Forest Baptist will be judged at the state level in the Governor’s EMS Awards program.

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