Wake Forest Baptist In The News

Pioneering Vascular Surgeon, Researcher, Health Care Educator Named as CEO


Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has named Julie Ann Freischlag, M.D., as its new chief executive officer (CEO). Freischlag joins the Medical Center on May 1 and succeeds CEO John D. McConnell, M.D., who last year announced that he would transition to a new position at the Medical Center, after leading it since 2008.


Tips to Treat Seasonal Dry Eye

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If your eyes feel like the Sahara desert or your vision seems blurrier than usual, don’t panic. It may just be seasonal dry eye. According to Michelle D. Patel, M.D., assistant professor of ophthalmology, the most common type of dry eye is evaporative dry, which is often worse in the wintertime.

Six Technologies Receive Initial Investments from the Catalyst Fund

Michael Morykwas, Ph.D. and Louis Argenta, M.D.

Six early-stage novel technologies, all invented at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and being developed through Wake Forest Innovations, are receiving a combined $595,000 investment from the Catalyst Fund to support their initial development. The Catalyst Fund is the $15 million technology development program established by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in October 2015.

At 54, Medical Student Looks Forward to her Second Career


Four years ago, Suzanne Watson received her AARP card and Wake Forest School of Medicine acceptance letter in the same week. Watson, now a fourth-year student, says her medical education has provided the most happiness and fulfillment she has experienced in many years.

Organized Prescription Drug Collection Programs May Have Minimal Impact on Reducing Availability of Controlled Medications

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Non-medical use of prescription drugs is the second most common form of illicit substance abuse in the country, trailing only marijuana use. Disposal of unused medications through community-wide take-back events and permanent drop boxes is a strategy that is widely employed to reduce the availability of controlled medications for improper use and abuse. But according to a study by Wake Forest Baptist researchers, these programs may be minimally effective in reducing the availability of controlled medications.  

Wake Forest Baptist to Provide Athletic Training Services at All 12 Winston-Salem/Forsyth County High Schools

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The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education agreed to collaborate with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to provide certified athletic trainers at public high schools in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools system. 

Last Updated: 05-28-2015
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