Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine Receives
Award for Bioprinting
Wake Forest Institute for
Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) has been awarded a World Changing Ideas Award in the “health”
category by Fast Company.
The award acknowledges WFIRM’s research on 3-D bioprinting, which
focuses on specialized printers to print replacement tissues and organs. WFIRM
was selected from among 1,000 entries.
Fast Company is a business media brand with an
editorial focus on innovation in technology, leadership and design.
Wake Forest Baptist Urologist Wins National
Award for Consecutive Year
Robert Evans, M.D., associate professor of
urology at Wake Forest
Baptist Medical Center, was named the 2016 Interstitial Cystitis (IC) Doctor Of The Year. This is the second consecutive year that Evans has received the honor.
IC is a multi-symptom bladder condition. Voting was part of an awareness
campaign sponsored by the IC Network. The award recognizes Evans’ care of men,
women and children with IC, bladder pain syndrome, pelvic
floor dysfunction and chronic pelvic pain syndrome.
The IC Network is a health education company dedicated to IC,
overactive bladder and other pelvic pain disorders.
Wake Forest Baptist Pharmacist Honored for Career
LeAnne Kennedy, PharmD, transplant pharmacist at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has been awarded
the American Society of Bone Marrow Transplant (ASBMT) Pharmacy Special
Interest Group Lifetime Achievement Award.
The award recognizes Kennedy’s contributions to the field of pharmacy in hematopoietic stem cell
The ASBMT is a
professional association dedicated to improving the application and success of
blood and marrow transplantation and related cellular therapies.
Wake Forest Baptist Names New VP of Philanthropy and
Lisa Marshall has
been named vice president of philanthropy and alumni relations at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
previous role was associate vice president, philanthropy.
her new role, Marshall will oversee the strategic effort to engage donors and raise funds to support the clinical,
educational and research missions of Wake Forest Baptist. She will work closely
with other Medical Center leaders
and department heads to facilitate the fundraising process and shape priorities, and will manage all
Two from Wake Forest School of Medicine
Accept Students to Service Awards
Kaela Landis Yates and Nandini Kumar, both fourth-year medical
students at Wake
Forest School of Medicine, have accepted National Health Service
Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Awards.
awards will provide each student $120,000 toward medical school loan repayment
for a commitment to provide primary health care full time for three years at an
approved NHSC site in an underserved area.
NHSC is a federal program
administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health
Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Workforce.