Wake Forest Baptist Awarded
for Community Opportunities
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. –
Sept. 28, 2016 – Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has been presented the Employer of the Year
Award by Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina.
The award recognizes
the Medical Center’s commitment to providing employment opportunities for
Goodwill’s participants in the community.
Goodwill Industries is a nonprofit organization
that funds employment and training programs through the sale of donated items
to their stores.
Forest Baptist’s Chief Medical Officer Appointed to National Board
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. –
Sept. 29, 2016 – Russell
Howerton, M.D., chief medical
officer and professor of surgery at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has been appointed to the board of governors
of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).
As a board member, Howerton will bring his expertise in clinical
health sciences research to the identification of critical research questions,
the funding of patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research and
the dissemination of results in ways that are useful to patients and the
PCORI is an independent, non-profit,
nongovernmental research funding organization created through the Affordable
Care Act and authorized by Congress.
The GAO is an
independent, nonpartisan agency that exists to support Congress. GAO also works
to improve the performance of the federal government and ensure its
accountability to the American people. The agency examines the use of public
funds; evaluates federal programs and policies; and provides analyses,
recommendations, and other assistance to help Congress make informed oversight,
policy, and funding decisions.
Wake Forest Baptist Names New Chair of Radiology
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Sept. 28,
2016 – Reginald Munden, M.D., D.M.D, M.B.A., has been
named chair of the Department of Radiology and executive director of the Imaging Shared Services at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, effective Oct. 17.
As chair, Munden will lead the department's overall direction, operation and management,
as well as expansion of educational and collaborative research activities. In his role as executive director of
Imaging Shared Services, he will be responsible for clinical services in
imaging provided by the department and the coordination of imaging services
across Wake Forest Baptist Health.
Munden joins Wake Forest Baptist from Houston Methodist Hospital,
where he was chair of the Department of Radiology.
Wake Forest Baptist
Physician Earns National Recognition
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. –
Sept. 28, 2016 – A
study led by Elsayed
Z. Soliman, M.D., professor of
epidemiology and prevention at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has been recognized by the editors of Hypertension,
a journal of the American Heart Association.
Soliman’s paper on
the effect of intensive blood pressure lowering on left ventricular hypertrophy
was selected as one of the top original papers published by the journal in the
category of population science.
The American Heart
Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated
to fighting heart disease and stroke.
Wake Forest School of Medicine
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Sept. 28, 2016 – Mark Hall, J.D., professor of social sciences and
health policy at Wake Forest School of
Medicine, has been appointed as a nonresident
senior fellow in the Center for Health Policy at the Brookings Institution.
Hall is also a professor at Wake Forest University School of Law.
Brookings Institution is a Washington D.C.-based think tank that
conducts research and education in the social sciences.
Wake Forest School of Medicine Student
Receives National Recognition
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Sept. 28, 2016 – Andrew Mullin, a
second-year medical student at Wake
Forest School of Medicine, has been awarded the annual Benjamin H. Kean
Travel Fellowship in Tropical Medicine from the American Society of Tropical
Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH).
fellowship provided Mullin the opportunity to travel to Liberia and conduct a
research project that focused on issues facing resource limited hospitals which
is a common theme in tropical medicine.
The ASTMH is the largest international scientific organization of
experts dedicated to reducing the worldwide burden of tropical infectious
diseases and improving global health.