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12/28/2010

Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (WFUBMC) have discovered what may become a new weapon in the fight against breast cancer. For the first time, a peptide found in blood and tissue has been shown to inhibit the growth of human breast tumors in mice, according to a study recently published in the journal Cancer Research.

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12/27/2010
Results from a national H1N1 pandemic influenza vaccine study that looked at the high risk population group of asthmatics found that the 2009 vaccine -- which is currently a component of the 2010 influenza vaccine – was safe to administer to adult and adolescent patients with asthma.

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12/15/2010
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Announces their December Awards, Recognitions and Announcements

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12/7/2010
The Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has named its surgery research center in honor of Jesse H. Meredith, M.D.

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12/3/2010
The 2011-2012 Best Doctors in America® database includes 288 physicians from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, an 34.5 percent increase from the 2009-2010 list.

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12/1/2010
For patients with low-grade gliomas, or slow growing brain tumors, a shot in the arm might soon lead to a new treatment therapy.

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12/1/2010

Orthopaedic researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (WFUBMC) have been awarded a $2.24 million four-year grant from the U. S. Department of Defense (DOD) to study the use of keratin gel in the regeneration of damaged peripheral nerves, those in the hands, arms and feet.

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11/30/2010

Researchers Jeffrey Carr, M.D., Yaorong Ge, Ph.D., and their team from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center’s biomedical imaging and biomedical engineering departments have developed new technology that would give patients and their families the ability to directly control where their medical images go without travelling to each hospital or having to do a lot of work on the Internet.

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11/30/2010
Officials from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and Shanghai Changhai Hospital, an affiliate of the Second Military Medical University, in Shanghai, China, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for student and faculty exchange and collaboration in broad research and clinical initiatives.

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11/29/2010
Adam B. Denison Jr., M.D., a doctor who completed his residency and later worked at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, has bequeathed more than $500,000 to Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

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11/24/2010
The Center for Reproductive Medicine of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent onsite inspection.

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11/18/2010
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has been announced as a LIVESTRONG® Community Impact Project award recipient, one of only four hospitals in North Carolina to become a finalist.

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11/15/2010
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has improved its Critical Care Transport System by reducing the response time to calls from communities and hospitals south of Winston-Salem.

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11/12/2010
Alcoholic energy drinks have been making national headlines and four states to date have banned their sale following reports of blackouts and unsafe behaviors, especially among college students. These actions are encouraging to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center emergency physician Mary Claire O’Brien, M.D., who conducted groundbreaking research into the dangers of the manufactured drinks. 

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11/11/2010
Russell Howerton, M.D., F.A.C.S., has been named Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the integrated health system of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

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11/11/2010

Arsenic, a toxic compound with a reputation as a good tool for committing homicide, has a significant positive effect on the survival of patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), when administered after standard initial treatment, according to a new, multi-center study led by a researcher at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

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11/8/2010
A sparkling winter village full of shops, sounds of the holidays and a collection of 40 beautifully decorated Christmas trees will highlight the 23rd annual Festival of Trees.

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11/4/2010
The League of American Bicyclists recently awarded Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center with an honorable mention in the Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) program.

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11/3/2010
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Recognizes November Awards, Recognitions and Announcements

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11/3/2010
Wake Forest Baptist Recognizes Awards and Announcements for the Month of November

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11/3/2010
Donny C. Lambeth, president of North Carolina Baptist Hospital, has been named to the Leadership Advisory Council of The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare.

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11/2/2010
A cardiologist and heart failure researcher at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has published an editorial calling for new mandates by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for all federally-funded studies.

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11/1/2010
Burlington native and resident Nat T. Harris has joined the Advisory Board of the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

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10/30/2010
WFIRM researchers, reaching a major milestone, are the first to use human liver cells to successfully engineer miniature livers that function – in the lab – like human livers.

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10/28/2010
When stroke neurologist Cheryl Bushnell, M.D., led a national study of stroke patients in Adherence Evaluation After Ischemic Stroke –Longitudinal (AVAIL) last spring, she and her colleagues found that nearly 20 percent of those patients had stopped taking one or more of the medications that prevent a second stroke; 3.5 percent were not taking any medication at all at three months.

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10/27/2010
The Center for Applied Learning Simulation Program at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is the first in North Carolina to be designated as an “Endorsed Simulation Educational Program” by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).

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10/27/2010

Bret Nicks, M.D., assistant professor of Emergency Medicine, has been named the first assistant dean of Global Health at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

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10/25/2010
Marty B. Scott, M.D., vice president for Quality and Patient Safety at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, Ga., has been named vice president of Brenner Children’s Hospital at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (WFUBMC), effective Oct. 25.

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10/20/2010

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Wins Consumer Choice AwardWINSTON SALEM, N.C. – October 20, 2010 – Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is the winner of the 2010 2011 Consumer Choice Award for the Winston Salem metropolitan area. The

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10/20/2010
The fourth annual T. Wayne Robertson Memorial Golf Classic will be held Monday, Oct. 25, at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, N.C., and will benefit the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and Sally’s Angels.

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10/14/2010
Wake Forest Baptist Announces their Awards and Announcements for the month of October

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10/11/2010

Cheryl D. Bushnell, M.D., associate professor of neurology at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (WFUBMC), has been named director of the Medical Center’s stroke center. Stroke is a major focus at Wake Forest Baptist and its neurosciences program is recognized as among the top 50 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

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10/7/2010
Louis C. Argenta, M.D., William T. Carpenter, M.D., and Caryl J. Guth, M.D., have been recognized with awards from the Medical Alumni Association (MAA) of the Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

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10/7/2010

Karen Gerancher, M.D., a physician at Wake Forest Baptist, has been appointed by Gov. Bev Perdue to serve on the North Carolina Medical Board. 

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10/5/2010
Lumbee Indian youth and their cultural behaviors will be studied in a project that will be led by Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health.

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10/5/2010
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center holds its first Global Health Symposium on Saturday, Oct. 23. The symposium titled "Introduction to Global Health at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center" will be held from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in Babcock Auditorium.

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9/28/2010
William C. Warden, Jr. of Wilkesboro has received the 2010 Trustee Service Award from the North Carolina Hospital Association.

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9/27/2010
Thomas E. Sibert, M.D., MBA, has been named president and chief operating officer of the integrated health system of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. This new position was endorsed by the Medical Center’s board of directors last week and is effective immediately.

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9/27/2010
A class of inhaled medications currently used to treat patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may offer another option for treating patients with poorly controlled asthma as well, according to a new study done by researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and colleagues.

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9/21/2010
Wake Forest Baptist Awards, Recognitions and Announcements for the month of September 2010

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9/10/2010

Keynote speakers have been announced for the TERMIS-North America Conference and Expo, set for Dec. 5-8 at the Hilton in the Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, Fla. This year’s conference theme is "Where Discovery Meets Innovation.” 

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9/7/2010
The Center for Botanical Lipids and Inflammatory Disease Prevention at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has received a $7.5 million, five-year competitive award announced by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Floyd “Ski” Chilton III, Ph.D., director of the center, said the grant is focused on studying a certain type of dietary supplements, known as botanicals, and how they prevent or impact diseases that have an inflammatory component such as cardiovascular disease, asthma and diabetes.

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9/7/2010

On Thursday, Sept. 16, the Delivering Equal Access to Care (DEAC) clinic will hold a fundraising gala celebrating the second anniversary of the clinic’s opening. The event will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., at the Millennium Center, located at 101 W. Fifth St., in downtown Winston-Salem.  

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9/7/2010
Free prostate cancer screenings will be held on Thursday Sept. 16 and Saturday Sept. 18 at Downtown Health Plaza, 1200 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

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8/16/2010

Wake Forest University’s Elder Law Clinic and Internal Medicine Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine Section have together joined the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP), a national network of partnership sites that are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of vulnerable populations, including the elderly.

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8/11/2010
At least a quarter of patients who have suffered a stroke stop taking one or more of their prescribed stroke prevention medications within the first three months after being hospitalized – when the chance of having another stroke is highest – according to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and colleagues.

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8/11/2010
If you’re a faithful follower of the World Cup games, have you ever wondered if your favorite player is going overboard with an injury or outright faking one? A sports medicine physician and researcher at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center asked that same question to determine if injury embellishments are occurring to give players a needed rest or because the winning team is trying to run out the clock.

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8/4/2010
A new study by researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (WFUBMC) may soon help to spare some women with breast cancer from having to undergo invasive and toxic treatments for their disease.

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8/3/2010

A major breakthrough in how to target and destroy the most malignant and aggressive brain cancer cells has been made by researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

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7/30/2010
Wake Forest Baptist Awards, Recognitions and Announcements for July 30

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7/30/2010
Wake Forest Baptist Awards, Recognitions and Announcements for July 30, 2010

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7/28/2010
Millions of Americans in the early stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at an increased risk of having atrial fibrillation (AF) – a major risk factor for stroke – according to new research by investigators at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

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7/28/2010
Ross Ungerleider, M.D., M.B.A., a national leader and pioneer in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery programs, has joined Brenner Children’s Hospital as chief of the pediatric cardiovascular surgery team and director of the pediatric heart program.

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7/23/2010
In high-risk adults with type 2 diabetes, researchers have found that two therapies may slow the progression of diabetic retinopathy, an eye disease that is the leading cause of vision loss in working-age Americans.

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7/21/2010
A group of researchers from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (WFUBMC) is developing a way to treat cancer by using lasers to light up tiny nanoparticles and destroy tumors with the ensuing heat.

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7/16/2010
Variants in the APOL1 gene help explain high rates of renal disease in individuals of recent African ancestry.

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7/15/2010
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is ranked in eight categories in U.S.News & World Report's 2010-11 Best Hospitals, online and featured in the August issue, available on newsstands Tuesday July, 27.

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7/9/2010
The NCCI Coordinating Center of Wake Forest Baptist has announced the second cohort of communities that will receive funding. Eight local coalitions across the state will each receive community grants of up to $30,000 and participate in a year-long, nationally renowned training program to strengthen their ability to tackle this critical public health problem.

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7/9/2010
The cardiac surgery program at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has received the highest quality rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. In the most recent analysis of national data, covering the period from January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009, Wake Forest Baptist’s performance in cardiac surgery was in the highest quality tier, and received a "3 star” rating.

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7/9/2010

The first transoral robotic surgery (TORS) in western North Carolina has been performed at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, and all three patients who underwent the first procedures are recovering well, without the complications that follow traditional surgery for the same diagnoses.

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7/8/2010
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center presents Awards, Recognitions and Announcements for July 2010.

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7/7/2010
A recent study done by a collaboration of researchers from Wake Forest University (WFU) and Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (WFUBMC) suggests that a significant number of residents living in retirement communities have deficits in lower body strength, a key indicator in estimating how independent seniors may remain in the future. A follow-up study found a resistance exercise program was effective at improving muscle strength within six weeks.

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7/7/2010
In an effort to extend the length of a disability-free life for older adults, researchers from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center are partnering with colleagues from across the US and Australia in the largest international trial ever sponsored by the US National Institute on Aging (NIA). 

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7/2/2010
Roderic I. Pettigrew, Ph.D., M.D., director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) at the National Institutes of Health, will present a free lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 8, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

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7/2/2010
The onset of summer can also mean the onset of life threatening illnesses for millions of people via plants or insects. For many, navigating the outdoors to enjoy life can be a hazardous undertaking – there are dangers lurking in the form of poisonous plants, like poison ivy, flying insects that sting like wasps and bees, and airborne allergens from grass and trees.

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7/1/2010
In the first ever published estimate of the percentage and number of cancer survivors who live with their minor children, a team led by a Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center researcher found that millions of cancer survivors are parenting young children, highlighting a group of survivors with very special needs.

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6/24/2010
A new study done by researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center indicates that chest pain may no longer have to mean a hospital stay – there is another option for diagnosing heart-related chest pain that costs less and, in some cases, allows the patient to return home the same day. 

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6/14/2010
A new study led by a WFUBMC researcher shows that millions of cancer survivors are forgoing needed medical care because of concerns about cost.

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6/10/2010
It is with deep sadness that Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center announces the untimely death of our friend and colleague Steven C. Elbein, M.D., Professor of Internal Medicine, and Chief of the Section on Endocrinology and Metabolism. Dr. Elbein died unexpectedly early this week while bicycling.

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6/10/2010
A fundraiser for Brenner Children’s Hospital by Bruegger’s Bagels will be held Saturday, June 12 at the Stratford Road location.

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6/9/2010
WFUBMC has received the Prevention Award for a Healthcare Organization from the N.C. Prevention Partnership (NCPP) in recognition of the medical center’s ongoing efforts to improve the health of all employees.

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6/7/2010
Don Moss is untouchable when it comes to volunteering. With 47,000+ hours to his credit and counting, the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center volunteer has established a new Guinness World Record for most volunteer hours worked.

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6/7/2010
Reamer L. Bushardt, Pharm.D, R.Ph. PA-C, has been appointed chair of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at WFUBMC. The appointment will become effective July 1, 2010.

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6/4/2010
The 18-month, $87 million project will provide a total of 242,000 square feet of space.

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6/3/2010
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has received the Prevention Award for a Healthcare Organization from the N.C. Prevention Partnership (NCPP).

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6/1/2010
Wake Forest Baptist Awards, Recognitions and Announcements

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6/1/2010
Jorge Calles, M.D., associate professor of endocrinology and metabolism at WFUBMC, has been appointed by N.C. Governor Beverly Perdue to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Hispanic/Latino Affairs.

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5/25/2010
The Wake Forest Baptist NCI-designated comprehensive cancer program recently received a three year accreditation with commendation award from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS).

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5/24/2010
A total of 41 nurses were honored at the 20th Annual Nursing Excellence Awards Ceremony held recently at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

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5/20/2010
Two findings from an NIH research network study provide new information on how much oxygen very preterm infants should receive starting on the first day of life and the most effective means to deliver it to them.

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5/19/2010
Wake Forest Baptist's Level I trauma center designation has been renewed by the state Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) and the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons.

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5/18/2010
Wake Forest Baptist Awards, Recognitions and Announcements of May 2010

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5/11/2010
The Dermatology Clinic of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is moving to a new location.

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4/29/2010
If Pradeep K. Garg, Ph.D., of WFUBMC figures out why some smokers are more addicted to nicotine than others, it could lead to more successful smoking cessation treatments.

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4/27/2010

Wake Forest Baptist Awards, Recognitions and Announcements

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4/16/2010
By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission‘s national standards for health care quality and safety, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ in five areas.

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4/15/2010
Wake Forest University School of Medicine ranks 33rd in primary care and 44th in research among the nation's medical schools in the 2011 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” from U.S.News & World Report.

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4/7/2010
The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine today announced collaborations with regenerative medicine institutes in Shanghai, China, and Tokyo, Japan. Both agreements have the goal of accelerating the translation of research into therapies that can benefit patients.

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4/7/2010

Announcement that Summit Healthcare will market commercial development of land in Advance

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4/5/2010
A new study by researchers at WFUBMC is the first to refute the widely held belief that intentional weight loss in older adults leads to increased risk of death.

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4/1/2010
Carlos M. Ferrario, M.D., a hypertension specialist at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, lectured on new endocrine mechanisms and the renin-angiotensin system at the International Congress of Endocrinology in Kyoto, Japan on March 28 and 29. Following the lecture, Ferrario attended a ceremony with the Emperor and Empress of Japan.

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3/30/2010
The Downtown Health Plaza has been recognized for its patient-centered and coordinated care management processes by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) with a designation in the Physician Practice Connections-Patient-Centered Medical Home (PPC-PCMH) program.

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3/29/2010
New research results from the Center for Worker Health (CWH) at WFUBMC indicate high exposure rates of farmworkers to pesticides during the agricultural season and a need for more education as well as enforcement of safety regulations.

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3/29/2010
The sixth annual Jenni’s Walk of Hope will be held Saturday May 8 at Bermuda Run Country Club to raise funds for melanoma cancer education and research at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center’s Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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3/23/2010
A new book by a nationally renowned Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center pediatrician and director of the Center for Integrative Medicine offers natural, practical, common-sense and safe approaches for mental and emotional health.

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3/23/2010
The Inpatient Rehabilitation Program at WFUBMC has received reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for its rehabilitation, brain injury, and stroke specialty programs.

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3/17/2010
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, together with Wake Forest University, will play a key role in a new study that seeks to determine whether a program of structured physical activity can prevent or delay major mobility disabilities in older adults.

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3/16/2010
WFUBMC is one of four hospitals in the nation that have been named a top performer in the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) 2010 Supply Chain Performance Excellence Collaborative Study.

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3/15/2010
Vitamin D is quickly becoming the "go-to" remedy for treating a wide range of illnesses, from osteoporosis to atherosclerosis. However, new evidence from a Wake Forest University School of Medicine study suggests that supplementing vitamin D in those with low levels may have different effects based on patient race and, in black individuals, the supplement could actually do harm.

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3/11/2010
Visitors from around the world will be here in April when the Anesthesia History Association (AHA), in conjunction with Wake Forest University School of Medicine, holds its 16th Annual Spring Meeting on April 8-10, 2010, at the Brookstown Inn.

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3/10/2010
Donny C. Lambeth, president of North Carolina Baptist Hospital of WFUBMC, has been appointed to the North Carolina Hospital Association (NCHA) board of trustees.

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3/10/2010
The announcement by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that it has approved Botox® (onabotulinumtoxinA) to treat upper limb spasticity (excessive muscle tightness) following a stroke is great news for the millions of stroke survivors in the United States, said Allison Brashear, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Neurology at WFUBMC.

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3/9/2010
Jon S. Abramson, M.D., professor and chair of pediatrics at WFUBMC, has been appointed to serve as a member of the Kate B. Reynolds (KBR) Charitable Trust Executive Council.

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3/8/2010
The third annual Biothreat Agents Workshop will be held on Monday March 15 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with an evening networking reception to follow, and Tuesday March 16 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Harris Corporate Training and Conference Center on the campus of Central Piedmont Community College.

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3/8/2010
John Petty, M.D., a pediatric surgeon at Brenner Children’s Hospital, will perform a surgical repair of a rare birth defect, called esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula, that will be broadcast at 5 p.m., on Thursday, March 11 over the internet. The patient is a nine week old premature infant.

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3/5/2010
The Neuroultrasound Lab at WFUBMC has been reaccredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL) for its commitment to providing a high level of patient care and quality testing in the diagnosis of vascular disease.

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3/4/2010
A bag containing a paper document with the names and Social Security numbers of 554 patients of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center was stolen from an employee’s locked car on Feb. 15.

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3/3/2010
The first stage of construction for the new pediatric Emergency Department at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center begins this month and will result in temporary traffic patterns for all Emergency Department visits.

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3/2/2010
Not every 16 year-old would embark on a huge undertaking like planning a benefit concert.  But Megan Wright, a junior at Greensboro Day School, is not your typical teenager.  The inspiration for the concert was her desire to help in her father’s battle with oral cancer.

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3/2/2010
Not getting enough sleep does more damage than just leaving you with puffy eyes. It can cause fat to accumulate around your organs – more dangerous, researchers say, than those pesky love handles and jiggly thighs.

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2/25/2010
Wake Forest Baptist is participating in a national research study testing the restorative effect that adult bone marrow stem cells have on damaged heart muscle in heart attack patients.

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2/24/2010
David W. Lacey, MD, has joined WFUBMC as the new medical director of Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Services located in the Sticht Center.

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2/23/2010

A two-day radiothon on WMAG-FM, 99.5, raised more than $77,000 for Brenner Children’s Hospital at WFUBMC.

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2/22/2010
Effective Monday, Feb. 22, visitor restrictions in place at WFUBMC and Lexington Memorial Hospital will be lifted.

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2/22/2010

A comparison of two types of minimally invasive surgery to repair kidney blockages that prevent urine from draining normally to the bladder found that robot-assisted surgery was faster and resulted in less blood loss and shorter hospital stays.

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2/19/2010

Dwayne W. Godwin, Ph.D., professor of neurobiology and anatomy at WFUBMC, has won an international competition created by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Science magazine.

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2/17/2010

 The Department of Radiology at WFUBMC has been awarded a three-year accreditation in ultrasound as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

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2/16/2010

Stephen I. Kramer, M.D., professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at WFUBMC, will be inducted into the American College of Psychiatrists (ACP) at its annual meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, Feb. 23-28.

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2/15/2010

Standard & Poor’s and Moody's have both reaffirmed strong bond ratings for North Carolina Baptist Hospital, a major financial component of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, citing the Medical Center’s current positive focus on integrating management, governance and strategic planning, as well as the hospital’s ongoing financial strength. Wake Forest Baptist sought the ratings so that the hospital could refinance its current debt and issue fixed-rate bonds totaling $330 million, through the North Carolina Medical Care Commission. The bonds are being sold on Tuesday, Feb. 16, and Wednesday, Feb. 17.

 

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2/15/2010

William C. Little, M.D., chief of cardiology and McMichael Professor of Internal Medicine at WFUBMC, has been appointed chair-elect of the cardiovascular disease subspecialty board of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).

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2/12/2010

WMAG-FM, 99.5, will broadcast a two-day radiothon to benefit Brenner Children’s Hospital, part of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 18 and 19.

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2/11/2010

 Two years ago when the Emergency Department at WFUBMC had 25 open nursing positions and no applicants, officials knew something had to be done....and the ED Academy was born.

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2/10/2010

Richard Preske, M.D., of Winston-Salem has donated his ophthalmology practice, the Northwest Eye Surgery Center in Mount Airy, to the Eye Center at WFUBMC.

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2/9/2010
The Comprehensive Stroke Center at WFUBMC expanded its Telestroke Network in January with the addition of Ashe Memorial Hospital. The partnership will help patients in and around Ashe County receive state-of-the-art stroke therapies.

 

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2/8/2010

 A new assessment tool, reported recently by the Journal of Hospital Medicine, may help hospitals avoid under- or over-treating patients who are admitted through hospital emergency departments (EDs). 

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2/8/2010

The Joint Replacement Program at WFUBMC has been designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip  Replacement SM by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA).

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2/4/2010

Downtown Health Plaza of WFUBMC will open an after-hours clinic at night and on weekends as the result of a grant from the N.C. Office of Rural Health and Community Care.

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2/4/2010

Carlos M. Ferrario, M.D., has been honored by the Consortium for Southeastern Hypertension Control (COSEHC) in recognition of his many contributions to the current understanding of the Renin-Angiotensin System and the causes of high blood pressure.

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2/1/2010

Quality Oil Company donated $25,000 to the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma at WFUBMC. The money was raised during its 80th anniversary celebration in November.

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1/29/2010

 The Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma at WFUBMC will be a beneficiary of donations made during the “Race or Ride BBQ,” presented by the Professional Bull Riders Inc. (PBR) and Richard Childress Racing (RCR).

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1/27/2010

Thomas D. DuBose Jr., M.D., the Tinsley R. Harrison Professor and Chair of Internal Medicine at WFUBMC  has been elected to the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians.

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1/27/2010

 WFUBMC is the first hospital in the state to earn the Gold Star Standard from N.C. Prevention Partners (NCPP) for providing the highest standard of excellence for tobacco cessation programs offered to employees.

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1/22/2010

Diners at two Chili’s restaurant locations in Winston-Salem can support Brenner Children’s Hospital, part of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, with their meal purchases on Monday, Feb. 1.

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1/18/2010

 The Heart Center of WFUBMC has opened a new outpatient cardiology clinic in the Highland Oaks business park off Hanes Mall Boulevard.

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1/15/2010

Carlos M. Ferrario, M.D., who established the Hypertension and Vascular Research Center at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, was awarded the 2009 Novartis award for hypertension research by the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Council for High Blood Pressure Research.

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1/13/2010
Linda M. Sangiuliano, CRNA,  has been named the 2010 president of the North Carolina Association of Nurse Anesthetists.

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1/11/2010

 Researchers at WFUBMC and colleagues have identified the first genetic variant associated with aggressive prostate cancer.

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1/11/2010

The cardiovascular risk that is associated with high levels of protein in the urine, has race-dependent effects, according to a new study by researchers at WFUSM.

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1/7/2010

 Kim Hutchinson, Ed.D., R.N., clinical nurse specialist for behavioral health services at WFUBMC, has been elected president of the District III N.C. Nurses Association.

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1/4/2010

 “Principles of Rational Prescribing,” a web-based lesson developed by faculty at WFUBMC, was voted "Educational Product of the Year" recently among products developed by 40 academic geriatrics programs in the United States.

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