Wake Forest Baptist Awarded Grant from National Foundation
N.C. – August 31, 2017 – The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative
Medicine, part of Wake
Forest Baptist Medical Center, has been awarded a
National Science Foundation (NSF) grant.
$366,423 grant will engage undergraduate students in research at the interface
of engineering and biology in areas of tissue engineering and regenerative
medicine (TERM) each summer. The grant will focus on enhancing participation
and interest of underrepresented groups such as: women, first-generation
students, veterans and non-traditional students attending two- and four-year institutions
with limited access to TERM research.
The NSF is an independent federal agency that promotes the
progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity and welfare;
and to secure the national defense.Wake Forest Baptist
Names Senior Associate
Dean for Research
N.C. – August 31, 2017 – Gregory L. Burke,
M.D., MSc, has been appointed senior associate dean for research
at Wake Forest
School of Medicine.
Burke, who joined the Wake Forest
Baptist faculty in 1990, most recently served as director of the Division of
Public Health Sciences for the past 18
years. In his new role, he will assist in the leadership and strategic
direction of the research enterprise, join the Executive Steering Group and
continue to serve on Wake Forest Baptist’s Board of Directors. Wake Forest Baptist Physician Awarded
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – August 31, 2017 –Alain
Bertoni, M.D., M.P.H, professor and chair of epidemiology and
prevention at Wake
Forest Baptist Medical Center, was awarded a Distinguished Medical Alumnus Award from Johns
Hopkins University School of Medicine.
The award honors Bertoni’s personal and professional
earned both his M.D. and M.P.H. at Johns
Hopkins. Wake Forest Baptist Pediatrician Honored
N.C. – August 31, 2017 – Julie M.
Linton, M.D, FAAP,
assistant professor of pediatrics at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, was awarded the David T. Tayloe, Sr.
Award for Outstanding Community Service by the North Carolina Pediatric Society
The award is
given to a pediatrician who has made
contributions in their local community or statewide.
The NCPS includes nearly 2,000 pediatrician and pediatric
health professional members and has a mission to empower and foster the
physical, social and emotional well-being of infants, children, adolescents and
young adults.Wake Forest School of Medicine Student
Receives Leadership Award
N.C. – August 31, 2017 – Vaidehi
Mujumdar, a third-year student at Wake
Forest School of Medicine, has been awarded an Excellence in
Medicine Leadership Award from the
American Medical Association Foundation.
award is presented annually to medical students, residents, fellows and
early-career physicians who have exhibited leadership in community service,
education, public health or organized medicine. The program provides leadership
development training for recipients to further strengthen their efforts of
advancing health care.
AMAF is dedicated to bringing together physicians and communities to improve
the nation’s health.