Professor Honored by American Heart Association
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Dec. 15, 2022 – Mark C. Chappell, Ph.D., professor of hypertension at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, was the recipient of the American Heart Association’s 2022 Arthur C. Corcoran Memorial Lecture Award sponsored by the Council on Hypertension.
Chappell’s lecture “Evolving Concepts of the Renin-Angiotensin System: From Hypertension to COVID-19” is based on 30 years of research involving the role of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) in fetal programming events, salt sensitivity, sex differences in hypertension and the role of the estrogen receptor GPER, as well as the influence of the intracellular RAS in the nucleus and mitochondria of the kidney.
This honorary lecture, presented annually at the AHA Hypertension Scientific Sessions by a distinguished honoree from the field of hypertension, was established in 1977 in honor of Arthur Curtis Corcoran.
Associate Professor Elected Inaugural Editor in Chief of Pulmonary Journal
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Dec. 15, 2022 – Matthew Miles, M.D., associate professor of pulmonary, critical care, allergy, and immunologic diseases at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, was recently named inaugural editor in chief of CHEST Pulmonary, a journal established by the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST).
CHEST Pulmonary is set to launch in early 2023 and will publish clinically relevant research and patient management guidance for pulmonary and sleep medicine teams worldwide. It will join the flagship journal CHEST in the college’s portfolio.
CHEST is the global leader in advancing best patient outcomes through innovative chest medicine education, clinical research and team-based care. Its mission is to champion the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of chest diseases through education, communication and research. It serves as an essential connection to clinical knowledge and resources for its more than 19,000 members from around the world who provide patient care in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine.
Associate Professor Elected Fellow of Infectious Diseases Society of America
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Dec. 15, 2022 – Candice McNeil, M.D., associate professor of infectious diseases at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, was recently elected a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).
Fellowship in IDSA is one of the highest honors in the field of infectious diseases and is given to those who have achieved professional excellence and provided significant service to the profession. Applicants for IDSA Fellowship must be nominated by their peers and meet specified criteria that includes continuing identification with the field of infectious diseases, national or regional recognition and publication of their scholarly work.
The IDSA is a community of more than 12,000 physicians, scientists and public health experts who specialize in infectious diseases. The purpose of this organization is to improve the health of individuals, communities and society by promoting excellence in patient care, education, research, public health and prevention relating to infectious diseases.
Professor Appointed to American Academy of Dermatology Committee
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Dec. 15, 2022 – William Huang, M.D., professor of dermatology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, was recently appointed to the American Academy of Dermatology’s (AAD) 2023 Melanoma/Skin Cancer Community Programs Committee.
Huang will begin his term at the close of the 2023 annual meeting and end at the close of the 2026 annual meeting. The Melanoma/Skin Cancer Community Program Committee serves as an expert advisory committee for issues related to melanoma and other skin cancers and is responsible for the SPOTme™ skin cancer screening program under the SPOT Skin Cancer initiative. The Committee’s work fortifies the Academy’s leadership role in defining and directing a national public education campaign to eradicate and prevent skin cancer. The Committee’s key activities are collecting trend data and metrics for melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers, reviewing and evaluating community outreach efforts and collaborating with other stakeholders to motivate key audiences to change their behavior through innovative activities and programs.
The AAD, founded in 1938, is the largest, most influential, and most representative of all dermatologic associations. With a membership of more than 20,500 physicians worldwide, the AAD is committed to: advancing the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of the skin, hair and nails; advocating high standards in clinical practice, education and research in dermatology; and supporting and enhancing patient care for a lifetime of healthier skin, hair and nails.
Professor Elected Vice Chair of American College of Surgeons Board of Regents
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Dec. 15, 2022 – Anthony Atala, M.D., professor and chair of urology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM), was recently named vice chair of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Board of Regents.
The Board of Regents consists of 24 members and governs the ACS. The Regents formulate policy and direct the affairs of the ACS.
WFIRM is recognized as an international leader in translating scientific discovery into clinical therapies. As director of WFIRM, Atala leads an interdisciplinary team of about 400 who work to engineer more than 40 different replacement tissues and organs, and to develop healing cell therapies – all with the goal to cure, rather than treat, disease.
The ACS is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and improve the quality of care for all surgical patients. The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery and its achievements have significantly influenced the course of scientific surgery in America and have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. ACS has more than 84,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world. “FACS” designates that a surgeon is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Professor Named Member of American Pediatric Society
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Dec. 15, 2022 – Lindsay Thompson, M.D., professor of pediatrics and enterprise academic department chair of pediatrics at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and co-leader of pediatric health care for Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, has been named a member of American Pediatric Society (APS).
APS members are recognized child health leaders of extraordinary achievement who work together to shape the future of academic pediatrics. New members are nominated by current members through a process that recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves as child health leaders, teachers, scholars, policymakers and/or clinicians.
The APS is a nonprofit organization founded in 1888 as the first pediatric society in North America. The mission of the APS is to shape the future of academic pediatrics through engagement of distinguished child-health leaders who represent the full diversity within the field. The 1,800 plus members of APS are recognized leaders of extraordinary achievement who work together to shape the future of academic pediatrics.
Summers Elected to Serve on Chief Medical Officers’ Group Steering Committee
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Dec. 15, 2022 – Erik Summers, M.D., chief medical officer of Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, vice chair of internal medicine and professor of hospital medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, was recently selected to be on the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Chief Medical Officers’ Group (CMOG) Steering Committee.
CMOG provides a platform for academic medical center CMOs, whose institutions are AAMC members, to share best practices, engage and network with colleagues, and access resources that will enhance knowledge and skills to successfully meet the clinical and business demands of the role.
Assistant Professor Elected Social Media Editor of International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Dec. 15, 2022 – Jaclyn Martindale, D.O., assistant professor of neurology and movement disorder specialist at Wake Forest University School of Medicine was elected as the inaugural Social Media Editor for the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS).
The MDS is an international professional society focusing on scientific, scholarly and educational advancements for movement disorders. There are more than 11,000 members across the globe. MDS was founded in 1985 and publication of the journal began in 1986.
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