Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center President
Selected as Nursing Fellow
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Sept. 22, 2021 – The American Academy of Nursing recently announced that it has selected Cathleen Wheatley, D.N.P., R.N., CENP, president of Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, as one of its 225 distinguished nurse leaders to be inducted into the 2021 Class of Fellows. The inductees will be recognized for their significant contributions to health care at the Academy’s annual Health Policy Conference, which will be held in October. The Academy is comprised of more than 2,900 nursing leaders who are experts in policy, research, administration, practice and academia who champion health and wellness, locally and globally.
Wake Forest School of Medicine Assistant Professor Recognized as Distinguished Fellow
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Sept. 22, 2021 – Gayle Bodner, PA-C, MMS, assistant professor, PA studies and anesthesiology at Wake Forest School of Medicine, has been recognized as an American Academy of PAs (AAPA) Distinguished Fellow. The program was established by AAPA in 2007 to recognize the exceptional contributions of PAs to the profession through professional achievement, leadership, professional interaction, learning and community service.
Wake Forest School of Medicine Professor Elected Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Spine Surgery
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Sept. 22, 2021 – Charles L. Branch, M.D., chair of neurosurgery and professor of neurosurgery and pediatrics at Wake Forest School of Medicine has been appointed as the next editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Spine Surgery (IJSS). The peer-reviewed journal, which publishes six times a year, is dedicated to educating spine surgeons worldwide by reporting on the scientific basis, indications, surgical techniques, complications, outcomes and follow-up data for promising spinal procedures.
Wake Forest School of Medicine’s Women in Medicine and Science Group Recognized for Efforts in Gender Diversity
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Sept. 22, 2021 – Wake Forest School of Medicine’s Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS) group was recently recognized by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) with an honorable mention in its commitment to gender diversity. The NIH Prize for Enhancing Faculty Gender Diversity in Biomedical and Behavioral Science honored organizations that have acted to effect systemic change to improve gender diversity and equity among faculty members within their biomedical and behavioral science groups. By recognizing and promoting the winners’ effective, evidence-based practices, the NIH hopes to address challenges and improve the existing career paradigm for many women in these fields. The groups will be recognized at a forum on Oct. 5.
Wake Forest School of Medicine Professor Receives High Impact Designation
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Sept. 22, 2021 – Carlos M. Ferrario, M.D., professor of general surgery at Wake Forest School of Medicine, received a High Impact Paper designation from Hypertension, a peer-review journal published by the American Heart Association, for his paper titled Angiotensin (1–12) in Humans with Normal Blood Pressure and Primary Hypertension. High Impact designations are selected by the journal’s editors to draw attention to significant research. The paper’s findings, which were published in March 2021, suggest that angiotensin-(1-12), which is a hormone, might be a biomarker for cardiovascular disease.