About Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Wake Forest Baptist in the News

freischlaginthenews

Pioneering Vascular Surgeon, Researcher, Health Care Educator Named as CEO

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has named Julie Ann Freischlag, M.D., as its new chief executive officer (CEO). Freischlag joins the Medical Center on May 1 and succeeds CEO John D. McConnell, M.D., who last year announced that he would transition to a new position at the Medical Center, after leading it since 2008.

 

Pioneering Vascular Surgeon, Researcher, Health Care Educator Named as CEO
seasonal dry eye

Tips to Treat Seasonal Dry Eye

If your eyes feel like the Sahara desert or your vision seems blurrier than usual, don’t panic. It may just be seasonal dry eye. According to Michelle D. Patel, M.D., assistant professor of ophthalmology, the most common type of dry eye is evaporative dry, which is often worse in the wintertime.

Tips to Treat Seasonal Dry Eye
Michael Morykwas, Ph.D. and Louis Argenta, M.D.

Six Technologies Receive Initial Investments from the Catalyst Fund

Six early-stage novel technologies, all invented at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and being developed through Wake Forest Innovations, are receiving a combined $595,000 investment from the Catalyst Fund to support their initial development. The Catalyst Fund is the $15 million technology development program established by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in October 2015.

Six Technologies Receive Initial Investments from the Catalyst Fund
Suzanne

At 54, Medical Student Looks Forward to her Second Career

Four years ago, Suzanne Watson received her AARP card and Wake Forest School of Medicine acceptance letter in the same week. Watson, now a fourth-year student, says her medical education has provided the most happiness and fulfillment she has experienced in many years.

 At 54, Medical Student Looks Forward to her Second Career
pills in a bottle

Organized Prescription Drug Collection Programs May Have Minimal Impact on Reducing Availability of Controlled Medications

Non-medical use of prescription drugs is the second most common form of illicit substance abuse in the country, trailing only marijuana use. Disposal of unused medications through community-wide take-back events and permanent drop boxes is a strategy that is widely employed to reduce the availability of controlled medications for improper use and abuse. But according to a study by Wake Forest Baptist researchers, these programs may be minimally effective in reducing the availability of controlled medications.  

Organized Prescription Drug Collection Programs May Have Minimal Impact on Reducing Availability of Controlled Medications
Athletic Trainer ankle stock_177

Wake Forest Baptist to Provide Athletic Training Services at All 12 Winston-Salem/Forsyth County High Schools

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education agreed to collaborate with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to provide certified athletic trainers at public high schools in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools system. 

Wake Forest Baptist to Provide Athletic Training Services at All 12 Winston-Salem/Forsyth County High Schools
View More of Wake Forest Baptist in the News
Five Wake Forest Baptist Specialties Earn U.S. News RankingsComprehensive Cancer Centers National Designation is RenewedMagnet Hospital Recognition2015 Best DoctorsJoint Commission Report

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.

© Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157. All Rights Reserved.