Wake Forest Baptist August Awards, Recognitions and Announcements
Wake Forest Baptist Faculty Member Joins AACI Board of
Directors WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. –
August 10, 2011 –Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
faculty member, Frank Torti, M.D., M.P.H.,
director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been chosen to sit on the
board of directors for the Association
of American Cancer Institutes (AACI).
help the association implement its mission to promote the efforts of the 95 leading
research institutions in eliminating cancer.
certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both medical oncology
and internal medicine. He also is a member of several organizations including
the American Association of Advancement of Science, American Association of
Cancer Research, North Carolina Medical Society and the Society for Free
Radical Biology and Medicine to name a few.
represents leading academic and freestanding cancer research centers in the
United States and provides a voice for cancer center directors to educate both
the public and policy leaders.
Wake Forest Baptist Researcher Receives Recognition WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. –
August 10, 2011 – Wake Forest Baptist
doctoral candidate, Daniel Christian, has received the Enoch Gordis Predoctoral
Research Recognition Award from the Research
Society on Alcoholism
completing the application process and presenting his research during an
evening paper session, Christian was cited for his work on the effects of
alcohol and withdrawal on neurotransmission at the recent Research Society on
Alcoholism conference in Atlanta.
is a society whose purpose is to give researchers the ability to share and
communicate with other researchers and promote the mission of finding a way to
prevent and treat alcoholism.
Forest Baptist Coordinator Receives 2011 Professionalism AwardWINSTON-SALEM, N.C. –
August 10, 2011 – Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Department of Neurology
Diann Holland has been awarded the 2011 Professionalism in GME Program
recipients of this award are honored for their leadership, teamwork and
professionalism. More specifically, the HCPro looks to see if nominees:
- Exemplify the
best image of the program coordinator profession
- Advance the role
of the program coordinator
- Demonstrate best
practices in leadership
- Contribute to
providing an excellent training environment for residents and/or fellows
- Serve as role
models to other coordinators
- Strive to
portray an image of professionalism in all that they do
- Act as integral,
indispensable parts of the training program management team
As the winner of this award, Holland
will receive free registration, lodging and travel expenses to HCPro's sixth annual
Residency Program Management Workshop in Chicago in September.
Wake Forest Baptist Students are Published in Nurse
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. –
August 10, 2011 – Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Certified
Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) students were recently published in the
latest edition of the International Student Journal of Nurse Anesthesia (ISJNA).
The class of 2011 authored seven of the 17 articles in this journal, accounting
for over 40 percent of its content.
The Wake Forest Baptist CRNA
students attended the American Association of
Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) national meeting earlier this month in Boston, where
the latest edition of the ISJNA was made available to 36,000 CRNAs and over
Laura Niday, Wake Forest
Baptist CRNA student, was featured on the journal’s cover.
Wake Forest Baptist Doctor Receives Orthopaedist Award
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. –
August 10, 2011 – L.
M.D., professor and chair of orthopaedics at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has received
the 2011 Distinguished Southern Orthopaedist Award.
The award has been given
annually since 1987 and the recipient is presented with this honor during one
of the Southern Orthopaedic
Association’s (SOA) annual meetings. Recipients are orthopaedists who have
distinguished themselves in the orthopaedic field.
Koman has experience in the
fields of pediatrics and general surgery. He is currently chair of the
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, professor of pediatrics, associate director for
development and research for the Division of Surgical Sciences and the director
of the Hand Fellowship at Wake Forest Baptist.
SOA’s membership is made up
of over 1,400 orthopaedic physicians from across the nation. Their mission is
to develop and foster scientific medicine in the specialty of orthopaedic
Wake Forest Baptist Doctor Receives Teacher Development
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. –
August 10, 2011 – Takashi
Hirata, M.D., Department of Family and Community Medicine, part of Wake
Forest Baptist Medical Center, has been selected as the recipient of the
2011 Pfizer Teacher Development Award.
American Academy of Family Physicians
Foundation (AAFP) award is given to 16 community-based physicians and part-time
teachers across the nation who have demonstrated scholastic achievement, great
leadership qualities and dedication to family medicine.
Hirata will receive a $2,000
scholarship, framed certificate and place on the “Wall of Fame” that is
showcased at the 2011 AAFP Scientific Assembly in Florida.
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