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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
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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
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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
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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
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Brain Volume Predicts Successful Weight Loss in the Elderly

Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist believe they may have found a way to predict who will be successful in their weight-loss efforts with a quick, non-invasive brain scan.

Brain Volume Predicts Successful Weight Loss in the Elderly
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Wake Forest Baptist's AirCare Program Celebrates 30 Years

AirCare, the air ambulance program of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is celebrating 30 years of treating and transporting critically ill and injured patients.

From its first flight in 1986 to transport a child injured in an accident in Patrick County, VA, the men and women of AirCare have responded to around 20,000 calls from North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee and South Carolina.


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