Wake Forest Institute
for Regenerative Medicine Receives Award for Bioprinting
Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) has been awarded a
2017 Excellence Award
sponsored by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center (NCBC). WFIRM was one of
WFIRM won in the research
and development category for its custom-designed 3-D printer that prints living
cells. The award recognizes exceptional
accomplishments in research and development including capacity investment,
external funding, significant knowledge/technology advances and peer or
The NCBC is a private, nonprofit corporation created by the
state that provides long-term economic and societal benefits by supporting
biotechnology research, business and education statewide.
Wake Forest Baptist
Professors Honored by N.C. Justice Center
Arcury, Ph.D., professor of family and community medicine,
Quandt, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology and prevention,
at Wake Forest Baptist Medical
Center, have been awarded a Defender of Justice Award by the
North Carolina Justice Center.
awards honor individuals and organizations that have made significant
contributions in the fight against poverty in four areas that reflect the scope
of the Justice Center’s work – legislative advocacy, policy research and
advocacy, litigation and grassroots empowerment. Arcury and Quandt’s award was
for policy research and advocacy, recognizing their work on immigrant workers’
health and justice.
Justice Center is a research and advocacy organization designed to help
eliminate poverty by ensuring that every household in the state has access to
the resources, services and fair treatment it needs to achieve economic
Wake Forest Baptist Oncologist
Authors Organization’s Diversity Plan
M. Winkfield, M.D.,Ph.D., associate professor of radiation
oncology and director of the Office of Cancer Health Equity at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, served
as the lead author of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) strategic
plan for increasing racial and ethnic diversity in the oncology workforce.
goal of the plan is to enhance existing programs and create new opportunities
to achieve an oncology workforce that reflects the demographics of the U.S.
population. The plan is published in the May issue of the Journal of Clinical
represents more than 40,000 oncology professionals who care for cancer patients
through research, education and promotion of the highest-quality patient care. View
Winkfield’s summary here.
Wake Forest Baptist Urologist on Winning Team in National
Terlecki, M.D., associate professor of urology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center,
was part of a three-person team that won first place in a competition sponsored
by the American Urological Association (AUA) Leadership Program.
was one of 20 participants selected nationwide to attend the leadership
program. Participants completed a “real-world” project and presented the results
to a panel of judges. Terlecki’s team was charged with evaluating trends in
referral patterns among community and academic urologists.
The AUA promotes the highest standards of urological
clinical care through education, research and the formulation of health care
Wake Forest School of
Medicine Student Receives Fellowship
Michael LeCompte, a first-year
Wake Forest School of
Medicine student, has received the
American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Minority Summer Fellowship
Award. Each year, two students from across the country are selected for the
award; LeCompte is the first Wake Forest School of Medicine student to be honored.
The award introduces medical students from backgrounds that
are under-represented in medicine to the discipline of radiation
oncology. The fellowship provides an experience designed to expose students to
clinical, basic and translational research questions in radiation oncology.
ASTRO is an organization dedicated to improving patient care
through professional education and training, support for clinical practice and
health policy standards, advancement of science and research and advocacy.