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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Hispanics/Latinos at higher risk for cardiac dysfunction, heart failure

Hispanics/Latinos have higher rates of cardiac dysfunction but are rarely aware they have the heart-pumping problem that can lead to heart failure, according to Carlos Rodriguez, M.D., associate professor of public health sciences. His study is published in the journal Circulation: Heart Failure.

Hispanics/Latinos at higher risk for cardiac dysfunction, heart failure
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Researchers seeking ways to help older adults preserve their mobility

There’s no getting around it: Simply getting around is a major issue for older adults. “People are in nursing homes for two reasons, either they can’t think or they can’t walk,” said Stephen Kritchevsky, Ph.D., director of the Sticht Center on Aging. Backed by a $5.3 million National Institutes of Health grant, Wake Forest Baptist and five other institutions are launching a multi-site study to determine if reducing the chronic, low-grade inflammation that is common in the elderly can help avert mobility problems.

Researchers seeking ways to help older adults preserve their mobility
Metastasis

Model of tumor spreading may help doctors pinpoint best treatment

Researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine have developed one of the first laboratory models of cancer spreading from one 3D tissue to another. They hope that one day, doctors can use this mini-model of the human body to see how each patients's actual tumor responds to drugs and learn if and where the tumor is likely to spread.

 

 

Model of tumor spreading may help doctors pinpoint best treatment
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Mindfulness Meditation Provides Opioid-Free Pain Relief

Everyone knows that stubbing your toe hurts. What makes it stop hurting is the body’s main pain-blocking process – the endogenous opioid system. However, a research team led by Fadel Zeidan, Ph.D., assistant professor of neurobiology and anatomy at Wake Forest Baptist, reports in the Journal of Neuroscience that mindfulness meditation does not use the body’s opioid system to reduce pain.

Mindfulness Meditation Provides Opioid-Free Pain Relief
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Scientists Prove Feasibility of Printing Tissue

Wake Forest Baptist regenerative medicine scientists have proved in animal studies that it is feasible to print living tissue structures. The team said the printer is an important advance in the quest to make replacement tissue for patients.

 

Scientists Prove Feasibility of Printing Tissue
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Beetroot Juice Helped Older Patients with HFPEF

Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist have found that a daily dose of beetroot juice significantly improved exercise endurance and blood pressure in elderly patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF).

Beetroot Juice Helped Older Patients with HFPEF
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