Senior Associate Dean Receives Winston-Salem Legacy Award for Medicine
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Dec. 15, 2021 – Brenda Latham-Sadler, M.D., senior associate dean for justice, equity, diversity and inclusion and clinical associate professor of family and community medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine, recently received the 2021 Winston-Salem Legacy Award for Medicine from the Legacy Foundation for Women. The award was announced at the 2021 Legacy Awards, which was held virtually on Nov. 7.
The Legacy Foundation for Women recognizes women of color in the areas of medicine, education, business, politics, criminal justice, sports/athletics, journalism, community/religion and arts.
Professor Elected into National Academy of Medicine
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Dec. 15, 2021 – Jamy D. Ard, M.D., professor of epidemiology and prevention at Wake Forest School of Medicine, has been elected into the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).
Ard, who is also the co-director of the Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Weight Management Center, was chosen for his varied use of individually tailored approaches to treat obesity, profoundly impacting his patients’ health and well-being, and reducing the burden of diseases associated with obesity, such as heart disease, diabetes and hypertension.
Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. The election was announced during the annual meeting on Oct. 18.
Associate Professor Honored by American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiologists
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Dec. 15, 2021 – Doug Jaffe, D.O., FASA, associate professor of anesthesiology at Wake Forest School of Medicine, has been honored as the 2021 CM Esterline Lecturer by the American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiologists (AOCA). The annual award is given to an exceptional lecturer who has made outstanding accomplishments in advancing the science and art of osteopathic medicine and education. This lecture series was established in 1979 by the Board of Governors in tribute to Crawford Myles-Esterline, D.O., past president and secretary of the AOCA who was influential to the organization.
The AOCA is a national membership organization that promotes the interests of osteopathic anesthesiologists by improving the quality of training, education and patient care as it relates to anesthesia and pain management.
Professor of Cardiology Honored with Investigator Award
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Dec. 15, 2021 – Dalane W. Kitzman, M.D., professor of cardiology at Wake Forest School of Medicine, recently received the 2021 Michael L. Pollock Established Investigator Award from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) in recognition of his research work in the field of cardiac rehabilitation. The award was presented during the 36th AACVPR Annual Meeting, which was held earlier this fall.
Professor of Dermatology Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Dec. 15, 2021 – Amy McMichael, M.D., professor of dermatology at Wake Forest School of Medicine and chair of dermatology at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, has been named the 2022 recipient of the Medical Dermatology Society Lifetime Achievement Award. The annual award is given in recognition of patient care, the mentoring of future dermatologists and research to advance medical dermatology.
Joseph L. Jorizzo, M.D., professor of dermatology at Wake Forest School of Medicine, was the 2021 recipient.
Assistant Professor Receives Innovation in Education Award
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Dec. 15, 2021 – Andrew Nunn, M.D., assistant professor of trauma surgery at Wake Forest School of Medicine, recently received the 2021 Surgical Critical Care Program Directors’ Society (SCCPDS) Innovation in Education award in recognition of his work in the creation of the Trauma Exposures and Techniques (TET) curriculum in 2017.
The curriculum was developed to close skills gaps and weave evidence-based instruction into the training of acute care surgery fellows. Combining cadaveric procedure labs, live ultrasound scanning and standardized patient exams, the monthly lab sessions are designed to build the trainees’ confidence and proficiency in their skill performance.
Care Coordination Manager Receives Crystal Redding Memorial Award
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Dec. 15, 2021 – Della Reavis, R.N., care coordination manager at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, recently received the Crystal Redding Memorial Award from the North Carolina American Case Management Association (ACMA). The annual award honors innovative practice of case management, courage in the face of challenges, humor in the workplace and teamwork.
Professor Receives Richard Lillehei Memorial Lecture Award
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Dec. 15, 2021 – Bob Stratta, M.D., professor and Jesse H. Meredith chair in transplant surgery at Wake Forest School of Medicine and director of transplantation at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, was awarded the prestigious Richard Lillehei Memorial Lecture from the International Pancreas and Islet Transplantation Association (IPITA) at the recent IPITA 2021 Virtual Congress.
The award is given biennially to a clinician and/or scientist who has made important and substantive advancements leading to improvements in the lives of patients receiving pancreas transplants.
Orthopaedic Surgery Professor Elected President of Hip Preservation Society
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Dec. 15, 2021 – Allston J. Stubbs IV, M.D., M.B.A., was recently elected as the 13th President of the ISHA: The Hip Preservation Society. Stubbs is a professor of orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine and is medical director of hip arthroscopy and chief of hip preservation for Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist.
ISHA has membership from more than 35 countries and six continents and is the premier clinical, education and research society leader in hip preservation worldwide.
Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Awarded Infrastructure Grant from St. Baldrick’s Foundation
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Dec. 15, 2021 – Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist is one of 24 institutions to receive an infrastructure grant from St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest non-government funder of childhood cancer research grants. The funding totals more than $1.1 million with Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist receiving $49,999.
These one-year grants provide the selected institutions the staffing to open, coordinate and treat more children on clinical trials, making it possible for more children to access these trials close to home.
This series of grants brings the St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s funding total to more than $7 million awarded in 2021. Since 2005, St. Baldrick’s has awarded more than $312 million to support childhood cancer research.
Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Program Earns Three-Year Accreditation
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Dec. 15, 2021 – Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Program, located at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has once again received accreditation for a period of three years from CARF International, previously known as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Wake Forest Baptist has been accredited by CARF since 2000.
The CARF accreditation applies to the inpatient rehabilitation programs for adults, children and adolescents, and specialty inpatient rehabilitation programs in the areas of adult amputation; adult, child and adolescent brain injuries; and adult, child and adolescent stroke.
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center and is the region’s only Adult Level I Trauma Center and Pediatric Level I Trauma Center.
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