Wake Forest Baptist August Awards and Recognitions

August 31, 2017

Wake Forest Baptist Awarded Grant from National Foundation

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – August 31, 2017 – The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, part of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant.  

The three-year, $366,423 grant will engage undergraduate students in research at the interface of engineering and biology in areas of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine (TERM) each summer. The grant will focus on enhancing participation and interest of underrepresented groups such as: women, first-generation students, veterans and non-traditional students attending two- and four-year institutions with limited access to TERM research.

The NSF is an independent federal agency that promotes the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity and welfare; and to secure the national defense.

Wake Forest Baptist Names Senior Associate Dean for Research

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – August 31, 2017 – Gregory L. Burke, M.D., MSc, has been appointed senior associate dean for research at Wake Forest School of Medicine.

Burke, who joined the Wake Forest Baptist faculty in 1990, most recently served as director of the Division of Public Health Sciences for the past 18 years. In his new role, he will assist in the leadership and strategic direction of the research enterprise, join the Executive Steering Group and continue to serve on Wake Forest Baptist’s Board of Directors.

Wake Forest Baptist Physician Awarded for Accomplishments

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – August 31, 2017 –Alain Bertoni, M.D., M.P.H, professor and chair of epidemiology and prevention at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, was awarded a Distinguished Medical Alumnus Award from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

The award honors Bertoni’s personal and professional accomplishments.

Bertoni earned both his M.D. and M.P.H. at Johns Hopkins.

Wake Forest Baptist Pediatrician Honored by State

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – August 31, 2017 – Julie M. Linton, M.D, FAAP, assistant professor of pediatrics at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, was awarded the David T. Tayloe, Sr. Award for Outstanding Community Service by the North Carolina Pediatric Society (NCPS). 

The award is given to a pediatrician who has made contributions in their local community or statewide. 

The NCPS includes nearly 2,000 pediatrician and pediatric health professional members and has a mission to empower and foster the physical, social and emotional well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

Wake Forest School of Medicine Student Receives Leadership Award

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – August 31, 2017 – Vaidehi Mujumdar, a third-year student at Wake Forest School of Medicine, has been awarded an Excellence in Medicine Leadership Award from the American Medical Association Foundation.

The award is presented annually to medical students, residents, fellows and early-career physicians who have exhibited leadership in community service, education, public health or organized medicine. The program provides leadership development training for recipients to further strengthen their efforts of advancing health care.

The AMAF is dedicated to bringing together physicians and communities to improve the nation’s health.

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