Wake Forest Baptist Receives
Scholarship Grant for Women Enrolled in School of Medicine
N.C. – March 4, 2016 – Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has
received a $205,000 grant from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation that will
provide scholarships for women enrolled in the medical school, nurse anesthesia
and physician assistant programs at Wake Forest School of Medicine during the
2016-17 academic year.
Atlanta-based Lettie Pate Whitehead scholarship program provides scholarship
grants for deserving female students with financial need at more than 200
colleges, universities and schools in nine southeastern states. The foundation
also supports select elderly care facilities and has awarded more than $583
million in grants since its inception in 1946.
Wake Forest Baptist Vice President of Faith and
Health Ministries Appointed to National Roundtable
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – March 4, 2016 – Gary Gunderson,
D.Min., at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center,
has been appointed to the Institute of Medicine’s roundtable on Population
As member of the roundtable, Gunderson will represent the
leading edge work of FaithHealthNC which is regarded as a new care model that
brings together clinical systems, public health and community partners
including more than 1,500 visiting clergy to improve care of Wake Forest
The roundtable brings together the broadest and most
innovative thinkers in practical techniques and strategies to advance the
health of the population.
Starbuck Promoted to Vice President Position
N.C. – March 4, 2016 – Alisa L. Starbuck, D.N.P., has
been promoted to the new position of vice president, women’s and children’s
health services and executive director, Brenner Children’s Hospital at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
chief nursing officer, will be responsible for strategies, facilities,
operations and quality of care for all women’s-and children’s-related patient
care services of the Medical Center, its affiliations and its outreach sites.
Wake Forest Baptist in 1986, Starbuck has served in numerous leadership roles in
Lord Promoted to Vice President Position
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – March 4, 2016– Richard Lord, M.D., has been promoted to the new position of vice president, clinical
operations-population health, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
new role, Lord will collaborate with clinical and academic leaders to develop
the strategic vision and organizational capabilities needed to implement
population health management across the Wake Forest Baptist system and its
clinically integrated networks. He also will work towards further developing
relationships with community partners to improve population health. Lord will
maintain his duty as chair of the department of
family and community medicine.
Wake Forest Baptist Names New Chair of Emergency
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – March 4, 2016 – Chadwick D.
Miller, M.D., has been named chair of emergency
medicine and executive director of emergency services at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Miller has served as interim chair of emergency medicine
since June 2015.
As chair, Miller will be responsible for 13
emergency departments in this region encompassing more than 500,000 annual
patient visits. Miller will direct the department’s clinical care, medical
education and basic and clinical research.
serves as the lead investigator on a clinical trial supported by the National
Institutes of Health (NIH) studying the use of cardiac MRI to evaluate patients
who enter the emergency department with chest pain. He also co-directs the
Critical Illness, Injury and Recovery Research Center at Wake Forest Baptist
and is co-principal investigator of the Wake Forest Prevention and Early
Treatment of Acute Lung Injury Network, funded by the NIH Heart, Lung and Blood
Lord joined the department of family and
community medicine in 1999 and helped lead
the way for the Medical Center’s development of coordinated, value-based care
and enhanced patient engagement.
Pathologist Named to Endowed Chair at Wake Forest
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – March 4, 2016 – Barry R. DeYoung,
M.D., professor of pathology, has been named the Robert W. Prichard Chair at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
was established in recognition of the contributions that Robert W. Prichard,
M.D., made to the department of pathology and the Medical Center. Prichard
served as chair of the department of pathology for more than 20 years.
by department funds, the chair was endowed to support a faculty member who
serves the profession in service and leadership.