Professor Honored by Women’s Dermatologic Society
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – March 22, 2023 – Amy McMichael, M.D., professor of dermatology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, was recently awarded the 2023 Rose Hirschler Award from the Women’s Dermatologic Society (WDS).
The award, which is named in honor of Rose Hirschler, M.D., one of the first known female dermatologists in the country, is presented annually by the WDS to physicians who enhance the role of women in dermatology and who also provide significant contributions to medicine and dermatology.
Founded in 1973, the WDS is dedicated to helping dermatologists fulfill their greatest potential and assists them in contributing to the dermatology specialty and society.
Professor Named Research Lead of Veterans Integrated Service Network 6
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – March 22, 2023 – Robin A. Hurley, M.D., professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine and radiology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and associate chief of staff of research and academics affairs at W.G. (Bill) Hefner Salisbury Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, has been named the research lead of the Veterans Integrated Service Network 6 (VISN 6) of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), part of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The VISN 6 – one of 18 VISNs – is comprised of seven Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (VAMCs), 32 community-based outpatient clinics, five health care centers and two free-standing dialysis clinics located throughout North Carolina and Virginia. As research lead for VISN 6, Hurley will focus on creating partnerships for the VISN-level research community, increasing collaborations with medical schools in North Carolina and Virginia and developing grant funding infrastructure and leadership. Additionally, Hurley will mentor the next generation of VISN 6 researchers and serve as the VISN-level consultant for research questions and consultation.
The VHA serves 9 million enrolled veterans each year. VAMCs provide a variety of services including traditional hospital-based services such as surgery, critical care, mental health, orthopaedics, oncology, pharmacy, radiology and physical therapy, as well as training the next generation of medical providers and has a robust medical research program.
Chief Medical Officer Named Member of American Medical Group Association Board
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – March 22, 2023 – Elisabeth Stambaugh, M.D., chief medical officer of Wake Forest Health Network has been named a member of the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) Board of Directors as of January 2023.
AMGA is an association leading the transformation of health care in America. Representing multispecialty medical groups and integrated systems of care, they advocate, educate, innovate and empower members to deliver the next level of high-performance health.
AMGA is the national voice promoting awareness of its members’ recognized excellence in the delivery of coordinated, high-quality, high-value care. More than 175,000 physicians practice in their member organizations, delivering care to one in three Americans.
Associate Professor Received Society of Critical Care Medicine Distinguished Service Award
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – March 22, 2023 – Ashish K. Khanna, M.D., associate professor of anesthesiology and vice chair for research, director of perioperative outcomes and informatics collaborative at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, received the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) distinguished service award. The ceremony was part of the 52nd annual SCCM Congress in San Francisco earlier this year. Khanna was also co-chair for the congress and amongst a select group of five other society members within the 20,000 plus members of SCCM to receive this honor.
This award was given based on exceptional leadership contributions that furthered the vision and mission of the SCCM.
SCCM is the largest nonprofit medical organization dedicated to promoting excellence and consistency in the practice of critical care. With members in more than 100 countries, SCCM is the only organization that represents all professional components of the critical care team. The society offers a variety of activities that ensures excellence in patient care, education, research and advocacy.
Professor Named Fellow of the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – March 22, 2023 – Allyn Howlett, Ph.D., professor of physiology and pharmacology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, was named Fellow of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET). This honor is bestowed to ASPET’s most distinguished members for their efforts to advance pharmacology through their scientific achievements, mentorship and service.
ASPET is a 4,000 member scientific society whose members conduct basic and clinical pharmacological research and work for academia, government, large pharmaceutical companies, small biotech companies and nonprofit organizations.
ASPET members work in a variety of fields and include neuroscientists, toxicologists, chemical biologists, pharmacists, cardiovascular scientists, and many more. ASPET members' research efforts help develop new medicines and therapeutic agents to fight existing and emerging diseases.
Professor Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – March 22, 2023 – Michelle Mielke, Ph.D., professor and chair of epidemiology and prevention at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, was recently elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS).
Each year, the AAAS council elects members whose efforts support the advancement of science, or its applications, and who are scientifically or socially distinguished. Mielke was honored for her notable contributions in the field of neurodegenerative disorders and aging with an emphasis on the origins and impact of sex and gender differences.
The honor of being elected a fellow of AAAS began in 1874 and is acknowledged with a certificate and rosette. The AAAS is the world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific society and a leading publisher of cutting-edge research through its Science family of journals.
Two Professors Received Byrum Mentoring Award
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – March 22, 2023 – Timothy Peters, M.D., associate dean of longitudinal curriculum and professor of pediatric infectious diseases at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, and Gretchen Brenes, Ph.D., professor of gerontology and geriatric medicine and social sciences and health policy at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, have been recognized for their ongoing investment in students, residents, fellows and faculty through the James Edwin Byrum Jr., M.D., Distinguished Faculty Mentor Award from Wake Forest University School of Medicine.
Peters is the award winner in the clinician educator category, and Brenes is the award winner in the researcher category.
The Byrum Award memorializes James Edwin “Ed” Byrum Jr., M.D., who passed away on August 21, 2011. During his 37-year career at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Byrum helped train more than 200 emergency medicine physicians. In 1974, he co-created and directed one of the first residency programs in Emergency Medicine.
Professor Honored by American Stroke Association
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – March 22, 2023 – Cheryl Bushnell, M.D., professor of neurology and vice chair of research, the stroke division chief and co-director of the Neuroscience Clinical Trials and Innovation Center at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, was recently named the winner of the American Stoke Association’s (ASA) Edgar J. Kenton III Lecture Award.
The Edgar J. Kenton III Lecture Award recognizes lifetime contributions to the investigation, management, mentorship and community service in the field of racial and ethnic stroke disparities or related disciplines.
Bushnell also has been awarded the ASA’s newly renamed Ralph L. Sacco Outstanding Stroke Research Mentor Award. This award recognizes outstanding achievements in mentoring future generations of stroke researchers in the field of cerebrovascular disease.
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