Our New Medical Education Building at Innovation Quarter

A new Medical Education Building for the Wake Forest School of Medicine in Innovation Quarter has just been announced.

We have launched a $50 million philanthropic capital campaign to fund the transformation of a former R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company building into an optimal learning environment.

The building is adjacent to 525@vine, which houses our Physician Assistant Studies, and Division of Public Health Sciences, and near Wake Forest Biotech Place, our modern research facility.

Where To Find Us

Medical Center Campus - Wake Forest Baptist is an integrated system that operates 1,004 acute care, rehabilitation and psychiatric care beds, outpatient services, and community health and information centers. The Medical Center Campus is located at Medical Center Boulevard in Winston-Salem, NC.

Davie Medical Center - In 2013, we changed the name of both our Bermuda Run and Mocksville locations to Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center to better reflect the relationship between the two campuses and to acknowledge the long history we have had with the residents of Davie County.

Lexington Medical Center - A not-for-profit facility located in Davidson County, Lexington Medical Center operates 94 acute care beds and serves as a satellite provider of Wake Forest Baptist Health specialty services.

Find out more about our many locations.

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Wake Forest Baptist in the News

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Clinical Trial Helps Patients Who Suffer from Rare Skin Disorder that Limits Time Outdoors

Herbert Bonkovsky, M.D., professor of gastroenterology, was a contributing author on a study recently published by the New England Journal of Medicine that showed how a melanin-producing synthetic hormone could significantly increase pain-free exposure in people with a rare genetic disorder resulting in excruciating pain within minutes of sun exposure.

Clinical Trial Helps Patients Who Suffer from Rare Skin Disorder that Limits Time Outdoors
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Are Sugar and Honey Just As Bad For You As High-Fructose Corn Syrup?

Some experts contend that consuming any form of added sugar, be it table sugar, all-natural honey or high-fructose corn syrup, is equally damaging to your health. But according to Kylie Kavanagh, D.V.M., assistant professor of pathology and comparative medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, not all calories are created equal.

  • Read more about the debate in a HealthDay article that was picked up by several outlets including CBSNews.com and Health.com.
  • View Dr. Kavanagh’s research on the damaging health effects of dietary fructose.
  • Learn more about Comparative Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist

Are Sugar and Honey Just As Bad For You As High-Fructose Corn Syrup?
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Researchers Study Muscadine Grape Extract

Thanks to a $20 million gift from an anonymous donor, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers will launch a number of studies to determine the effects of muscadine grape extract on prostate and breast cancers. Career oncology researchers Patricia Gallagher, Ph.D., and Ann Tallant, Ph.D., will lead the multidisciplinary study which will include 26 faculty from a variety of disciplines including cancer biology, hematology, hypertension and vascular research, pathology, public health sciences, radiation biology, radiology and urology.

  • Read more about the donation.
  • Learn more about Dr. Gallagher’s and Dr. Tallant’s research.
  • Watch media coverage about the gift.
  • Browse local coverage here and here.

Researchers Study Muscadine Grape Extract
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Scientists Advance Efforts to Build Replacement Kidneys in the Lab

 Researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine are working to make use of the more than 2,600 kidneys that are donated each year that must be discarded due to abnormalities and other factors. The scientists aim to “recycle” these organs to engineer tailor-made replacement kidneys for patients.

 

 

 Scientists Advance Efforts to Build Replacement Kidneys in the Lab
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Study Identifies Brain Regions Activated When Pain Intensity Doesn’t Match Expectation

In a study published in the early online edition of the journal PAIN, Fadel Zeidan, Ph.D., assistant professor of neurobiology and anatomy, has identified through imaging the part of the brain that is activated when a person expects one level of pain but experiences another.

Study Identifies Brain Regions Activated  When Pain Intensity Doesn’t Match Expectation
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Preventing Swimmer's Ear

Wake Forest Baptist pediatric otolaryngologist Adele Evans, M.D., provided some tips for protecting you and your children against swimmer’s ear.

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