Our New Medical Education Building at Innovation Quarter

Rendering: New Medical Education Building

A new Medical Education Building for the Wake Forest School of Medicine in Innovation Quarter has been announced.

We have launched a $50 million philanthropic capital campaign to fund the transformation of a former R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company building into an optimal learning environment.

The building is adjacent to 525@vine, which houses our Physician Assistant Studies, and Division of Public Health Sciences, and near Wake Forest Biotech Place, our modern research facility.

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Superheroes Visit Young Patients

For the second year in a row, window washers from Scottie’s Building Services put down their cleaning supplies and transformed into superheroes for a costumed descent down the side of Brenner Children’s Hospital to entertain young patients. The superheroes rappelled off the hospital roof down to a Brenner Children’s floor and interacted with patients inside of the hospital. 



Superheroes Visit Young Patients
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Acupuncture Used in Clinical Settings Reduced Symptoms of Menopause

Acupuncture treatments can reduce the number of hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause by as much as 36 percent, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The findings are published in the June issue of the journal Menopause.

Acupuncture Used in Clinical Settings Reduced Symptoms of Menopause
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Nearly half of all heart attacks may be ‘silent’

Nearly half of all heart attacks may be silent and like those that cause chest pain or other warning signs, silent heart attacks increase the risk of dying from heart disease and other causes, according to new research published in Circulation. The multi-institutional research team was led by Zhu-Ming Zhang, M.D., and Elsayed Z. Soliman, M.D., of Wake Forest Baptist.

Nearly half of all heart attacks may be ‘silent’
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Wake Forest Baptist Completes Purchase of Cornerstone Health Care

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center completed the purchase of Cornerstone Health Care (Cornerstone) on May 3, 2016 following a three-month due diligence period. Cornerstone’s network of more than 275 medical providers and 50 practices across 12 counties complements Wake Forest Baptist’s network of community physicians, specialty practices and multiple hospital campuses.

Wake Forest Baptist Completes Purchase of Cornerstone Health Care
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Hispanics/Latinos at higher risk for cardiac dysfunction, heart failure

Hispanics/Latinos have higher rates of cardiac dysfunction but are rarely aware they have the heart-pumping problem that can lead to heart failure, according to Carlos Rodriguez, M.D., associate professor of public health sciences. His study is published in the journal Circulation: Heart Failure.

Hispanics/Latinos at higher risk for cardiac dysfunction, heart failure
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Researchers seeking ways to help older adults preserve their mobility

There’s no getting around it: Simply getting around is a major issue for older adults. “People are in nursing homes for two reasons, either they can’t think or they can’t walk,” said Stephen Kritchevsky, Ph.D., director of the Sticht Center on Aging. Backed by a $5.3 million National Institutes of Health grant, Wake Forest Baptist and five other institutions are launching a multi-site study to determine if reducing the chronic, low-grade inflammation that is common in the elderly can help avert mobility problems.

Researchers seeking ways to help older adults preserve their mobility
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