Professor Honored with Award from Southeast Chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – June 24, 2022 –Michael T.Munley, Ph.D., professor of radiation oncology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, recently received the Southeast Chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (SEAAPM) Jimmy Fenn Award for 2022.The award recognizes individuals for their outstanding career achievements and leadership in medical physics and their contributions to the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) and the SEAAPM.
Professor Receives Award from American College of Cardiology
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – June 24, 2022 – Michael Shapiro, D.O., Fred M. Parrish professor of cardiology and molecular medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, recently received the Elite Reviewer for the 2022 Simon Dack Award for Outstanding Scholarship from the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Shapiro was recognized earlier this year at the ACC.22 conference in Washington, D.C., for this honor.
The ACC annually awards 10 peer reviewers as Elite Reviewers. These individuals have contributed high-quality critiques to the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC).
Associate Professor Receives Research Grant
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – June 24, 2022 – Chris Gillette, Ph.D., associate professor and assistant director of scholarship and research in the department of PA studies at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, has been named the 2021–2022 Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) Faculty-Generated Research Grant awardee.
Gillette will receive $49,769 over three years to study what characteristics are most important when a patient chooses their primary care provider and how patients balance the trade-offs when selecting a provider.
The PAEA is a national organization representing PA educational programs, which works to ensure quality PA education through the development and distribution of educational services and products specifically geared toward meeting the emerging needs of PA programs, the PA profession and the health care industry.
Assistant Dean for Education and Scholarship Named Editor of American Academy of Neurology Journal
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – June 24, 2022 – Roy Strowd III, MD associate professor of neurology and hematology and oncology and assistant dean for education and scholarship at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, has been appointed editor forNeurology: Education, the newest journal of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN).
Neurology: Educationprovides the neurological and neuroscience communities with an outlet for disseminating peer-reviewed education research articles, curriculum innovations, evidence-based teaching and commentaries to enhance teaching and learning. The journal is free to readers worldwide. Articles are published online and continuously to provide rapid dissemination of scholarly work with issues compiled two to four times per year.
Strowdhas been the section editor for the AAN’s Resident & Fellow Section ofNeurology, where he has managed the education portfolio for the journal for many years. Strowdis a highly accomplished education researcher and has published more than 100 peer-reviewed research articles, more than 30 of which are specific to medical education. In addition, he has received several medical education research grants including from the AAN, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, and Internal Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE).
Professor Honored for Medical Education Excellence
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – June 24, 2022 – Sonia Crandall, Ph.D., professor of PA Studies at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, recently received the 2022 Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA) Career Educator Award. This award is the SGEA’s highest accolade given to distinguished medical educators with a strong record of educational service, leadership and scholarship.
The SGEA promotes the continuum of successful medical education by providing a forum for discussing the concerns of the medical education profession, serving as a resource, and acting in an advisory capacity to the Group on Educational Affairs and the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Assistant Professor Honored by American Federation for Aging Research
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – June 24, 2022 – Jamie Justice, Ph.D., assistant professor of gerontology and geriatric medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, has received the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star Award.
The award is named in honor of Vincent Cristofalo, Ph.D., who dedicated his career to aging research and to encouraging young scientists to investigate important problems in the biology of aging. Established in 2008, the award is presented to a scientist in the early or middle phase of their career.
A translational scientist, Justice’s research aims to evaluate the functional role of biological processes of underlying human aging and to move interventions targeting these processes to clinical trials.
AFAR is a national nonprofit organization that supports and advances pioneering biomedical research that is revolutionizing ways to help individuals live healthier and longer.
Regional Chief Medical Officer, Professor Accepted Into Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – June 24, 2022 – Andrea Fernandez, M.D., regional chief medical officer for Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist and clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, and Suzanne Danhauer, Ph.D., professor of social sciences and health policy at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, have been accepted into the Executive Leadership in Health Care at the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) at Drexel University College of Medicine (DUCM).
This is a year-long part-time fellowship for women faculty in schools of medicine, dentistry, public health and pharmacy. The program is dedicated to developing the professional and personal skills required to lead and manage in today's complex health care environment, with special attention to the unique challenges facing women in leadership positions.
ELAM is a core program of DUCM in Philadelphia. The program continues the legacy of advancing women in medicine that began in 1850 with the founding of the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania, the nation’s first women’s medical school and a predecessor of today’s DUCM.
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