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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.

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Slow Heart Rate Does Not Increase Risk of Heart Disease

Bradycardia – a slower than normal heartbeat – does not increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, according to a study conducted by Ajay Dharod, M.D., instructor in internal medicine, and a team of researchers. The study is published in the Jan.19 online edition of the Journal of American Medical Association Internal Medicine.

Slow Heart Rate Does Not Increase Risk of Heart Disease
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Link Found between Obesity and Blood Clots in Pediatric Patients

Pediatric researchers at Wake Forest Baptist have found that obesity as determined by body mass index was a statistically significant predictor of blood clot formation in juveniles. The research is published in the current issue of the journal Hospital Pediatrics.

 Link Found between Obesity and Blood Clots in Pediatric Patients
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U.S. Military-funded Research Could Help Wounded Soldiers have Children

With U.S. Department of Defense funding, researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine are working to engineer testicle tissue is the lab to help servicemen with pelvic injuries from improvised explosive devices. In the project's early stages, miniature testicular tissue has been created and tested in animals. It can secrete male hormones and has the potential to make sperm, providing function similar to a normal organ.

 

U.S. Military-funded Research Could Help Wounded Soldiers have Children
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Combination of Diet and Exercise Offers Benefits in Patients with a Common Type of Heart Failure

Research by Dalane W. Kitzman, M.D., professor of cardiology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has found that diet and exercise can help relieve the main symptoms of a rapidly increasing form of heart failure. The study is published in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Combination of Diet and Exercise Offers Benefits in Patients with a Common Type of Heart Failure
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Wake Forest Baptist Performs its First Heart-Kidney Transplant

In the procedure that spanned more than 18 hours, Keith Overcash of Denton received both organs from the same donor. The heart transplant was done first, by Edward Kincaid, M.D., associate professor of cardiothoracic surgery. After that was judged successful, the kidney operation was performed by Jeffrey Rogers, M.D., professor of surgery.

Wake Forest Baptist Performs its First Heart-Kidney Transplant
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Arts and Medicine Combine for New Triad Orchestra

Arts and Medicine Combine for New Triad Orchestra

The Triad Area Medical Orchestra brings dedicated medical professionals together to use their musical talents. Co-founder Lucy Lan is a third-year medical student at Wake Forest School of Medicine.

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