Professor Named President of American Association
of Physicists in Medicine
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – March 15, 2021 – J. Daniel Bourland, Ph.D., professor of radiation oncology, physics and biomedical engineering at Wake Forest School of Medicine, was named the 2022 president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). In 2021, Bourland completed his first year as president-elect of the AAPM and in 2023, he will begin his term as chair of the board of directors.
The AAPM is the premier organization in medical physics, both in the U.S. and abroad, with the mission to advance medicine through excellence in the science, education and professional practice of medical physics. Currently, the AAPM represents more than 9,000 medical physicists throughout the world.
Assistant Professor Named Podiatrist of the Year
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – March 15, 2021 – Dekarlos Dial, D.P.M., section head and assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at Wake Forest School of Medicine, recently received the North Carolina Foot and Ankle Society's 2022 Edwin B. Martin Jr. Award for Podiatrist of the Year. This award was announced at the society’s 2022 Winter Scientific Seminar in recognition of outstanding leadership and loyalty to the society and profession.
The North Carolina Foot & Ankle Society is a professional association of podiatric physicians who specialize in the complete care of the foot and ankle. Members are committed to providing excellence in the treatment of conditions, injuries and diseases of the foot and ankle. The society is a state component of the American Podiatric Medical Association. Its mission is to be the recognized voice for North Carolina’s leading foot and ankle specialists.
Professor Recognized as Fellow of the
American Physiological Society
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – March 15, 2021 – Carlos Ferrario, M.D., professor of general surgery at Wake Forest School of Medicine, was recently selected as a Fellow of the American Physiological Society.
The rank of Fellow of the American Physiological Society is an honor for distinguished leaders who have demonstrated excellence in science, have made significant contributions to physiological sciences and related disciplines and have served the Society.
Founded in 1887, the American Physiological Society connects a multidisciplinary community of nearly 10,000 scientists and educators from around the world, driving collaboration and spotlighting scientific discoveries in physiology and related disciplines.
Associate Professor Appointed to North Carolina Professionals Health Program Board of Directors
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – March 15, 2021 – Doug Jaffe, D.O., associate professor of anesthesiology at Wake Forest School of Medicine, was recently appointed to the North Carolina Professionals Health Program (NCPHP) Board of Directors.
Since 1988, the NCPHP has been dedicated to helping medical professionals experience a lifetime of change and return to health. NCPHP assists with recovery from substance use disorders and other conditions that could impair a provider’s ability to safely provide care and services to their patients.
Professor Chosen as Fellow for American Association for the Advancement of Science
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – March 15, 2021 – Hui-Kuan Lin, Ph.D., professor of cancer biology at Wake Forest School of Medicine, was selected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
The AAAS seeks to “advance science, engineering and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people.” AAAS has individual members in more than 91 countries. It’s also the world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific society and a leading publisher of cutting-edge research through its Science family of journals.
Associate Professor Elected to Radiation Research Society Governing Council
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – March 15, 2021 – Jeffrey Willey, Ph.D., associate professor of radiation oncology at Wake Forest School of Medicine, has been elected to the Governing Council of the Radiation Research Society, an international organization dedicated to advancing radiation research across many disciplines, including physics, chemistry, biology and medicine.
Willey’s three-year term began in October 2021.
Associate Professor to Serve on Legislative Cabinet of NC Medical Society
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – March 15, 2021 – William W. Huang, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of dermatology at Wake Forest School of Medicine, has been invited to serve on the Legislative Cabinet of the North Carolina Medical Society.
Cabinet members help guide engagement in legislation under consideration by the North Carolina General Assembly and make recommendations on legislative priorities.