Wake Forest Baptist Faculty Members
Recognized by Thomson Reuters
N.C. – July 31, 2014 – Three Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center faculty members – Stephen Kritchevsky, Ph.D., director of the
Sticht Center on Aging and Rehabilitation, Mark Hall, J.D., professor of public health sciences, and Curt
Furberg, M.D., Ph.D., emeritus professor of public health sciences – have been
named Highly Cited Researchers by Thomson Reuters.
Cited Researchers were determined by analyzing citation data from 2002 to 2012
to identify those individuals who published the highest-impact work and ranked
in the top 1 percent of those cited in their subject field. Kritchevsky and
Hall are two of the 177 researchers in the field of general social sciences to
receive this honor while Furberg is one of 402 researchers in the field of
clinical medicine to be listed.
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Wake Forest Baptist
Assistant Professor Recognized by Entrepreneurial Non-Profit
N.C. – July 31, 2014 – Vascular Cures has named Matthew Corriere,
assistant professor of vascular and endovascular
surgery at Wake Forest Baptist
as its 2014 Wylie Scholar in Academic Vascular Surgery.
$150,000 multiyear award, co-sponsored by the Society for Vascular Surgery,
supports Corriere’s research aimed at increasing
participation of patients with peripheral arterial disease in their own care by
enabling providers to involve them in treatment decisions.
Cures is a nonprofit organization that represents patients suffering from
vascular diseases for which there are inadequate treatment options. For 18
years, Vascular Cures’ Wylie Scholar
Program has provided financial assistance to surgeons at the early
stage of their careers to help them develop as academic vascular
Wake Forest Baptist Neuroscience
Graduate Program Ranked Top Ten
N.C. – July 31, 2014 – The Neuroscience Graduate Program at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has been ranked No. 9 among neuroscience graduate programs by GraduatePrograms.com. Rankings were based on
15 categories covering areas such as academic competitiveness, career support,
financial aid and quality of network.
aims to provide helpful information to prospective graduate students through
peer-written ratings and reviews.
Wake Forest Baptist
Researcher Recognized by International Society
N.C. – July 31, 2014 – James McCormick, Ph.D., director of aerospace, hyperbaric and
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has been named a
Fellow of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society
This honor is given to members
of UHMS in good standing who have
devoted significant time and effort to the practice or advancement of undersea
and hyperbaric medicine, achieved a high level of expertise in their field, and
demonstrated professional and ethical standards consistent with the aims and
expectations of the UHMS.
Formed in 1967, UHMS is an international non-profit organization
that serves as a
source of scientific and medical information about hyperbaric medicine.
Wake Forest Baptist Telestroke
Network Recognized for Outstanding
Acute Care Telemedicine
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – July 31, 2014 – The Telestroke
Network at Wake
Forest Baptist Medical Center has received the Outstanding
Acute Care Telemedicine Achievement Award from InTouch Health.
Wake Forest Baptist, whose network spans 12 hospitals*,
was selected for its ability to maintain an administration rate of tissue
plasminogen activator (tPA) well above the national average, to keep stroke
patients in their communities and transfer them for advanced therapies as
needed, to provide educational services and support to its network hospitals
and the community, and to increase access to stroke care across the state.
InTouch Health is a leader in acute care telemedicine
technology. It gives this award to its customers to recognize them for leading
the way in delivering new models of care.
Baptist had 11 hospitals in its network when it was considered for the award.
Wake Forest Baptist Department
Recognized for Quality
N.C. – July 31, 2014 – The Section on Infectious Diseases, part of
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Department of
Internal Medicine, has received the Quality of Care
Award for Quality Improvement Activities from the National
Quality Center (NQC).
Forest Baptist received the award for conceptualizing and carrying out a
patient retention and re-engagement project that led to significant improvement
in HIV patient care.
NQC is a leader in the development and administration of
HIV-related quality-improvement services.