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Vice President Biden Speaks at Wake Forest Biotech Place

Vice President Joe Biden today praised Wake Forest Biotech Place as a shining example of scientific innovation serving as a locus for the new biotechnology-based economy in Winston-Salem.

Biotech Place, a part of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, is a state-of-the-art biotechnology research and innovation center and the sixth building Wake Forest Baptist has opened in the growing Piedmont Triad Research Park.

Speaking to a crowd of 600, Biden hailed those in the audience as "fighters," referring to the city's vision and ability to shift from an economy built on tobacco and textiles to one based on medical innovation and research.

"The people of North Carolina are fighters," Biden said. "The American people are fighters. That's why I'm so optimistic, even in these tough times." During an official visit to Winston-Salem, Biden devoted most of his speech to the Obama administration's efforts to create jobs and boost the economy for the middle class.  

Biden was welcomed by Jan Wagner, D.V.M., Ph.D., vice president and senior associate dean for research at Wake Forest Baptist, and Graydon Pleasants, Piedmont Triad Research Park administrator.

The vice president's speech was preceded by remarks from Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines and Phil Shugart, president of Carolina Liquid Chemistries, a tenant of Wake Forest Biotech Place and success story that began with two employees in a Wake Forest incubator and is now a company of 70 employees nationwide.

Wake Forest Baptist is driving the redevelopment and economic revitalization of a large section on the eastern edge of downtown Winston-Salem. The latest evidence of this development is Biotech Place.

The new research building is a world-class 242,000 square foot historic structure comprised of two former R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. warehouses that have been redeveloped into a modern biotech research laboratory where internationally renowned Wake Forest Baptist researchers are pioneering new fields of medicine discovering tomorrow's treatments today.

Wake Forest Baptist is Biotech Places's largest tenant and includes the Departments of Physiology/Pharmacology, Biomedical Engineering, Immunology and Microbiology, the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma and the Piedmont Triad Research Park offices.

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Match Day 2012

On March 16, 2012, seniors at Wake Forest School of Medicine learned where they will begin their careers as doctors in the annual Match Day event. Every year graduating medical students across the country open envelopes to learn where they “matched” and will spend the next three to seven years of residency training. It’s a tradition that is followed only by medical schools and has occurred for the past 60 years.

This year 113 Wake Forest medical students, 70 men and 43 women, matched in 15 specialties.

The medical students at Wake Forest were among the more than 38,377 applicants who sought residency positions through the national residency program this year, making this the largest Match in history, according to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). NRMP is a private, not-for-profit corporation established in 1952 to provide a uniform date of appointment to positions in graduate medical education (GME) in the United States.


 

Wake Forest Baptist Health - Davie Medical Center Plan Unveiled

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center announced that it will open the first of two buildings at Davie Medical Center in August 2013 with orthopaedic, heart, eye and neurology services to meet the needs of the residents of Davie, Forsyth and Yadkin counties.

The four-story, 60,000 square-foot building, visible from Interstate 40 on Highway 801 in Bermuda Run, is named Wake Forest Baptist Health - Medical Plaza 1. The building will contain physician offices, physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation and a pharmacy.

Coming in October, Medical Plaza 2 will open, completing the first phase of  the project. Medical Plaza 2 is a 101,000 square-foot building providing three services currently offered at Wake Forest Baptist Health—Davie Hospital in Mocksville.

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Wake Forest Biotech Place Grand OpeningDownload Historical Brochure

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has opened the doors to Wake Forest Biotech Place, a new state-of-the-art, world-class 242,000 square foot biotechnology research and innovation center designed to allow more growth of Wake Forest Baptist’s many renowned research departments and create incubator space to promote start-up companies generated by researchers’ discoveries and space for established biomedical research companies.

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Wake Forest Biotech Place Photos

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Wake Forest Biotech Place at Night Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines and WFBMC CEO Dr. John McConnell tour Wake Forest Biotech Place
Wake Forest Biotech Place at Night Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines and WFBMC CEO Dr. John McConnell tour Wake Forest Biotech Place
   
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Wake Forest Biotech Place A view of the RJR building from Wake Forest Biotech Place
Wake Forest Biotech Place A view of the RJR building from Wake Forest Biotech Place

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Original Building 91 Tobacco Warehouse, built in 1937 Warehouse of tobacco leaves
Original Building 91 Tobacco Warehouse, built in 1937 Warehouse of tobacco leaves
   
Machine workers in building 91-2 Prince Albert and Camels signs
Machine workers in building 91-2 Prince Albert and Camels signs

  


 

The Battelle Report

Battelle Report Cover Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center delivers extensive economic benefits locally, regionally and statewide and is accelerating growth of the nation’s scientific base of knowledge, innovation and technology, according to an in-depth economic analysis by Battelle Memorial Institute. The report by the world’s largest, nonprofit, independent research and development organization details the many social and economic contributions by Wake Forest Baptist.

 

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SE021312-032_150.jpg   02/13/2012; John D. McConnell, MD, CEO, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center addresses media and Winston-Salem business leaders. The Battelle Memorial Institute was commissioned to analyze the medical center’s economic impact in Forsyth County, the service area and North Carolina.
   
SE021312-039_150.jpg   02/13/2012: Simon J. Tripp, Senior Director of Battelle Memorial Institute’s Technology Partnership Practice, provides a detailed analysis of the report’s findings to members of the media.
   
SE021312-077_150.jpg   02/13/2012: McConnell and Tripp field questions from local media during the news conference on Monday, February 13, 2012.

 

 

 

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