Wake Forest Baptist May Awards and Recognitions

Wake Forest Baptist PA Honored for Athletic Training Leadership

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – May 15, 2020 –
Jeff Hinshaw, P.A.-C., chief physician assistant in Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s emergency department, has received the North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association’s (NCATA) Presidential Award.

He was honored for his leadership in teaching athletic trainers and EMS providers how to work together to elevate the level of care provided to athletes across the state.

Hinshaw helped develop an instructional video on sports injuries and regularly leads in-service training sessions to allow first responders to practice their skills in person.

The NCATA Presidential Award is presented to an individual or organization who has gone above and beyond in supporting health care services, athletic trainers and the athletic training community.

Wake Forest Baptist Chair of Dermatology Installed to American Academy of Dermatology Board of Directors

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – May 15, 2020 –
Amy McMichael, M.D., professor and chair of dermatology at Wake Forest Baptist Health, has been installed to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Board of Directors.

She is a past president of the Skin of Color Society, a past vice president of the Women’s Dermatologic Society, and a past secretary-treasurer of the North American Hair Research Society. She currently serves the AAD as the chair of the Skin Cancer and Skin of Color Work Group and is a member of the Ad Hoc Task Force on Sunscreens.

McMichael will help lead the AAD, which is the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 20,000 physicians specializing in the diagnosis and medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment of skin, hair, and nail conditions.

Wake Forest Baptist Alzheimer’s Researcher Receives Award

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – May 15, 2020 –
Miranda Orr, Ph.D., assistant professor of gerontology and geriatric medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Health and research health scientist at the Salisbury VA, recently won a New Vision Award from the Charleston Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and an accompanying $100,000 grant to study the role of neuronal senescence in Alzheimer’s disease.

Senescent brain cells are damaged cells that release toxic substances, changing the brain cell environment and eventually damaging and killing neighboring healthy cells.
As an emerging scientist in the field of Alzheimer’s disease research, Orr is committed to leading biomedical research in cellular senescence and how it impacts brain aging and neurodegenerative diseases.

New Vision Research supports early-career scientists who think “outside the box” in the fight against a variety of diseases and sponsors conferences such as the Charleston Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease.

Wake Forest Baptist Liver and Pancreas Surgeon Elected to the American Surgical Association

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – May 15, 2020 –
Perry Shen, M.D., FACS, professor of surgery and director of the liver and pancreas surgery program at Wake Forest Baptist Health, has been elected as a member of the American Surgical Association (ASA).

Members must have strong academic credentials, be nationally-recognized leaders in their field and exhibit ethical and professional conduct.

The ASA was founded in 1880 and is the nation's oldest and most prestigious surgical organization. Its members include the nation’s most prominent surgeons from the country's leading academic medical institutions.

Wake Forest Baptist Neurosurgeon Elected President of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – May 15, 2020 –
John A. Wilson, M.D., professor and vice chair of neurosurgery at Wake Forest Baptist Health, has been elected president of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS).

As president of the AANS, Wilson will represent more than 13,000 worldwide members and will further the mission to promote the highest quality of patient care, to advance the specialty of neurological surgery and to exemplify the values of integrity, leadership, excellence and professionalism.

Founded in 1931, the AANS advances the field of neurosurgery – the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders that affect the brain, skull, spinal cord, spinal column, peripheral nerves and cerebrovascular system.

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