Wake Forest Baptist October Awards and Recognitions

October 17, 2014

Wake Forest Baptist Chair Appointed to Board of National Trauma Institute

Wayne Meredith, M.D., chair of general surgery at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has been appointed to the National Trauma Institute (NTI) board of directors.

An at-large member serving a three-year term, Meredith joins a 24-member board comprised of leaders in the trauma field and representatives of national trauma organizations. Meredith was elected for his ability to inform NTI’s scientific agenda and public policy work.

NTI is a nonprofit organization that advocates for increased federal funding for trauma research and research infrastructure to reduce death and disability.

Wake Forest Baptist Assistant Professor Selected for Leadership Program

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Oct. 17, 2014 – Annette Grefe, M.D., assistant professor of neurology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has been chosen to participate in the 2015 North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) Leadership College.

Grefe was selected based on her contributions to pediatric neurology and her vision of leadership in the changing context of health care. As a member of the 2015 cohort, Grefe will represent colleagues and support physician-led heath care reform.

Founded in 1849, NCMS seeks to represent the interests of physicians and protect the quality of patient care. The Leadership College equips participants with tools to handle the changing health care environment and make a difference as a physician leader.

Wake Forest Baptist Receives NIH Funding for Research Education Program

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Oct. 17, 2014 – Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has received funding from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue its post-baccalaureate research education program.

One of several diversity-focused training activities funded by the NIGMS, the program provides one to two years of research, coursework and GRE preparation to students underrepresented in biomedical sciences Ph.D. programs.

Part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the NIH is the nation’s medical research agency. NIGMS supports basic research that increases the understanding of biological processes and lays the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention. 

Wake Forest Baptist Recognized for Being Senior-Friendly

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Oct. 17, 2014 – 
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has been re-designated a senior-friendly institution by Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders (NICHE) for 2014-15.

To receive this designation, Wake Forest Baptist demonstrated that it has implemented strategies and methods to address issues specific to older patients, improved patient outcomes and raised patient and family satisfaction levels.

NICHE is a nurse-driven program designed to help hospitals and health care organizations improve the care of older adults.

Wake Forest Baptist Professor Honored by International Society

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Oct. 17, 2014 – K. Bridget Brosnihan, Ph.D., professor of surgical sciences in the Hypertension and Vascular Research Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Inter-American Society of Hypertension (IASH).

The ninth recipient of this award since its inception in 1997, Brosnihan was recognized for her contributions to the mission of IASH through service, research, teaching and training.

IASH is a nonprofit organization devoted to the understanding, prevention and control of hypertension and vascular diseases.

Wake Forest Baptist Director Honored by ­­­­­­­­National Organization

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Oct. 17, 2014 – Eben Carroll, M.D., director of the orthopaedic trauma service at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has received the Howard Rosen Table Instructor Award from AO North America (AONA)*.

Carroll was chosen by a national group of his peers who felt that he possesses many of the same teaching skills and qualities as Howard Rosen whose passion for education is well known throughout the orthopaedic community.

AONA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of patient care in orthopaedic, craniomaxillofacial and veterinary surgery in North America.

*AO derives from the parent organization, AO Foundation, which originated in 1958 as the Swiss study group, Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen.

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