Wake Forest Baptist
Scientist to Receive Grant to Conduct Tobacco Research
N.C. – May 30, 2014 – Wake Forest Baptist
was one of eight institutions chosen to take part in the American
Heart Association’s Tobacco Regulation and Addiction Center (A-TRAC), a
national virtual research center.
by the National Institutes of Health and the Federal Drug Administration, the
A-TRAC grant award will provide resources to
Carlos J. Rodriguez,
associate professor of epidemiology and internal medicine – cardiology, and his
team for their research on the perception of tobacco use in vulnerable
populations and the effects of tobacco exposure on the cardiovascular system
and cardiovascular health.
total award, $19.6 million, will be distributed over a five-year
period to the eight institutions and the American Heart Association.
Wake Forest Baptist Professor
Receives Presidential Citation from International Association
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – May 30, 2014 – Jorge Gutierrez-Aceves,
professor of urology at Wake Forest Baptist
is one of six urologists nationwide to receive a Presidential Citation from the
president of the American Urological Association (AUA), an international
organization with more than 20,000 members. Gutierrez received this award at
the organization’s annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. earlier in May.
award was given to Gutierrez in recognition of his efforts to improve education
in Latin America and build a lasting relationship between the AUA and Confederación
Americana de Urología, a Latin-American urological association with more than
10,000 members in 24 Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries.
Wake Forest Baptist Associate Professor
N.C. – May 30, 2014 – Sharon Castellino,
associate professor of pediatrics and director of the Long Term Cancer
Survivorship program at Wake Forest Baptist
has received the Hyundai Scholar Hope Grant to fund her research on young adult
cancer survivors who are at risk for premature cardiac and cardiovascular
$250,000 grant is funded by the Hyundai Hope on Wheels (HHOW) program which is dedicated to finding a cure for pediatric cancer through research
expansion and improvements to standards of care. The grant recipient is chosen
by leading pediatric oncologists on HHOW’s Medical Advisory Committee.
Forest Baptist Volunteer Recognized for His Service
N.C. – May 30, 2014 – Roger Jordan, volunteer at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, won the Perseverance
in Volunteerism category of the Forsyth County Governor’s Volunteer Service
Perseverance in Volunteerism award recognizes Jordan as someone who has overcome
significant personal obstacles in order to engage in service to others. A
cancer survivor, Jordan has volunteered at Wake Forest Baptist for 17 years.
1979, the Governor’s Service Volunteer Awards have honored the true spirit of
volunteerism by recognizing individuals, groups and businesses that make
significant contributions to their community through volunteer service. Jordan
was presented with his award at the annual recognition ceremony on May 14 at
Wake Forest Baptist Manager Recognized for Patient
N.C. – May 30, 2014 – Carla Strom, Health Equity Program Manager of the Comprehensive
Cancer Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has been chosen as
one of the 2014 Patient Advocate Award recipients by Cancer Services.
Services is a non-profit organization in Winston-Salem that seeks to enhance the
quality of life for those living with cancer and to provide the gift of life
through education. Since 2001, it has recognized individuals like
Strom who “do anything, anytime and in any way they can to make a positive
difference in the lives of those living with cancer.”
was presented with the award on May 17 at Cancer Services’ annual Survivors Day
Wake Forest Baptist Assistant Professor Honored by Alma Mater
N.C. – May 30, 2014 – Henderson
D. McGinnis, M.D., assistant professor of emergency medicine and medical director
of AirCare Critical Care Transport Service at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, received
the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award from Ashland Community and Technical
College (ACTC) in Ashland, Ky.
The Award was presented at the ACTC graduation ceremony on May 9
where McGinnis was also the commencement speaker. In
addition to his career success, McGinnis is on the board of directors of the
Appalachian Center for Wilderness Medicine, a non-profit regional organization
that addresses wilderness medicine in the Southeast.