Wake Forest Baptist Medical Student Receives Research Grant from National Organization
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – May 15, 2015 – Daniel Cook, a third-year medical student at Wake Forest School of Medicine, has been awarded a research grant from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). This is the first time since 2007 that a medical student at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has been named a recipient.
With the grant, Cook and his mentor, Christopher T. Whitlow, M.D., Ph.D., M.H.A., associate professor of radiology and biomedical engineering at Wake Forest Baptist, will study the associations between brain network connectivity and cognitive function in African-Americans with Type 2 diabetes using functional MRI. Their research will help to better understand how microvascular disease associated with diabetes affects brain function.
RSNA is dedicated to promoting excellence in patient care and health care delivery through education, research and technologic innovation. Through its Research & Education Foundation, RSNA provides funding to young investigators, helping to build the future of the profession.
Forest Baptist Names New Social Sciences and Health Policy Chair
N.C. – May 15, 2015 –Wake Forest Baptist
Medical Center has appointed Scott
D. Rhodes, Ph.D., M.P.H., chair of the Department of Social Sciences and
Health Policy in the Division of Public Health Sciences.
A professor of public health sciences, Rhodes is a
recognized expert in the development, implementation, evaluation and
dissemination of behavioral, structural and policy interventions to reduce
health disparities among vulnerable communities, including rural populations,
Latinos and sexual and gender-identity minorities in the United States and
Wake Forest Baptist Professor Co-Authors Alzheimer’s Disease Research Recommendations
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – May 15, 2015 – Noted Alzheimer’s expert Suzanne Craft, Ph.D., professor of gerontology and geriatric medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, co-authored a position statement on research priorities at the National Institute on Aging’s (NIA) Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit 2015.
The priorities provide a strategy for accomplishing the goal of curing Alzheimer's disease by 2025, as specified in the National Alzheimer's Project Act signed into law by President Obama in 2011. Recommendations from the meeting will be used to determine national priorities for research funding over the next few years.
One of the 27 institutes and centers of the National Institutes of Health, the NIA leads the federal government in conducting and supporting research on aging and the health and well-being of older people.
Wake Forest Baptist Associate Professor Appointed
to Federal Advisory Committee
N.C. – May 15, 2015 – Elizabeth
Palavecino, M.D., associate professor of pathology at Wake Forest Baptist
Medical Center, has been appointed to the Clinical Laboratory
Improvement Advisory Committee (CLIAC), a federal advisory committee supported by the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention.
Nationally recognized for her research and leadership in
the field of microbiology, Palavecino was chosen to join the committee’s
diverse membership that spans laboratory specialties, professional roles and
The CLIAC provides scientific and technical
advice and guidance to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on
issues related to improvement in clinical laboratory quality and laboratory
Forest Baptist Assistant Professor Selected for Traveling Fellowship
N.C. – May 15, 2015 – Anna N.
Miller, M.D., assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has
been selected by the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) to participate in
its North American Traveling Fellowship (NATF).
is one of five young leaders in orthopaedic surgery chosen to travel
across the United States and Canada for approximately five weeks to meet with
and learn from orthopaedic leaders and discuss the diverse challenges facing
Founded in 1887, the AOA aims to engage the orthopaedic
community to develop leaders, strategies and resources to guide the future of