James Eisenach, M.D., Elected to the National Academy of Medicine
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center today announced that James
C. Eisenach, M.D., professor
of anesthesiology and professor of physiology and pharmacology at Wake Forest
Baptist, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM)*. Eisenach
is the fifth current Wake Forest School of Medicine faculty member elected to
this prestigious body.
Election to the NAM is
considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and
recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement
and commitment to service. Eisenach was one of 70 new members and 10
international members whose election was announced at the NAM annual meeting
Eisenach specializes in obstetrical and gynecological
anesthesiology and was honored for his
research which has had an important impact in the field of anesthesiology, especially
in understanding the mechanisms of pain. His research has focused on understanding
how pain − from trauma, surgery, cancer or childbirth – is perceived and how it
might be better treated or even prevented.
His research has been nationally recognized through numerous previous awards
including by the 2013 Excellence in Research Award from the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Distinguished Service Award from the American Society for Regional Anesthesia and
Pain Medicine – the society’s highest award. The National Institutes of Health
(NIH) presented Eisenach with a MERIT Award, one of its highest awards, which provide recipients with up to 10 years
of research funding.
The current Wake Forest
Baptist faculty who are existing members of the National Academy of Medicine are
Anthony Atala, M.D., director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative
Medicine and chair of urology; Mark Hall, J.D., professor of public health sciences
and Wake Forest School of Law; William Hazzard, M.D., professor of gerontology
and geriatric medicine and John McConnell, M.D., CEO of Wake Forest Baptist
Medical Center and professor of urology.
In addition, Thomas B.
Clarkson, D.V.M., professor emeritus of pathology, and Richard Janeway, M.D., professor
emeritus of neurology and former dean of the medical school, were elected to
*The NAM was formerly known as the Institute of Medicine. 10/19/2015http://www.wakehealth.edu/News-Releases/2015/James_Eisenach_Elected_to_the_National_Academy_of_Medicine.htm
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