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Wake Forest Baptist Announces Start of Phase II Construction of 50-Bed Addition at Davie Medical Center – Bermuda Run Campus

Construction of the three-story, 78,220 square foot building will take 18 months, with an opening date expected in spring of 2017.

In addition to 50 general medical-surgical beds, the addition will also have a cafeteria, an inpatient pharmacy and a chapel as well as academic offices for some Wake Forest Baptist faculty. An official groundbreaking will be held in December.

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Davie Medical Center Phase II Rendering


Davie Medical Center Phase II Rendering


Davie Medical Center Phase II Rendering

 


 

 

“Body on a Chip Project” Developing Mini Hearts and Livers

As part of a “Body on a Chip” project funded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, scientists at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, in collaboration with partners from around the country, are developing miniature hearts, livers, blood vessels and lungs that will be used to predict the effects of chemical and biologic agents and used to test the effectiveness of potential treatments. The organoids will be connected to a system of micro-fluid channels and sensors to provide online monitoring of individual organoids and the overall organoid system. This approach has the potential to reduce the need for testing in animals, which is expensive, slow and provides results that aren’t always applicable to people.


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On the right, three cardiac organoids are beating in synchrony. On the left, a liver organoid (darker organoid) has been fused with a heart organoid. Each organoid is about 0.25 mm in diameter.
 
 
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Cardiac Organoid 1: A light microscopy image of a cardiac organoid shows that it is an aggregate of cells. Cardiac Organoid 2: A confocal image of a cardiac organoid with immunofluorescence showing VEGF (green). This marker indicates that the structure may be becoming vascularized, which allows for better culture health. It also shows the individual cells (blue = nucleus).

 


  

Match Day 2015

On March 20, 2015, 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 simultaneously 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 63 years.
This year 113 Wake Forest medical students, 59 men and 54 women, matched in 20 specialties.

The medical students at Wake Forest were among the approximately 30,000 medical school seniors who sought residency positions through 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 in the United States.

Specialties “matched” by Wake Forest medical students:

Medical specialties:

  • Anesthesiology = 11
  • Dermatology = 3
  • Emergency Medicine = 6
  • Family Medicine = 8
  • Internal Medicine = 17
  • Internal Medicine/Pediatrics = 1
  • Neurology = 3
  • Ob/Gyn = 3
  • Orthopaedic Surgery = 2
  • Otolaryngology = 3
  • Pathology = 3
  • Pediatrics = 17
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation = 2
  • Plastic Surgery = 1
  • Psychiatry = 3
  • Psychiatry/Family Medicine = 1
  • General Surgery = 13
  • Radiation Oncology = 3
  • Diagnostic Radiology = 3
  • Ophthalmology = 5
  • Urology = 1
  • Research/Other = 4


Download high resolution video of this year’s Match Day.

Download high resolution video of this year’s Match Day.

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ACC Mascots Visit Patients at Brenner Children’s Hospital

The mascots of the Atlantic Coast Conference spent Wednesday afternoon at Brenner Children’s Hospital, part of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. They stopped by as part of an outreach initiative for the 2015 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament. Young patients enjoyed bonding with their favorite mascots, taking pictures with them and getting their autographs.

Brenner Children’s Hospital is the pediatric arm of Wake Forest Baptist. It is the only children's hospital in northwest North Carolina serving western North Carolina, as well as parts of Virginia, South Carolina and Tennessee. More than 4,500 children are admitted to Brenner Children's Hospital each year. In addition, more than 21,000 pediatric subspecialty visits occur annually at the hospital-based outpatient clinics.

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Click to download photo Four-year-old Kyler Rippey smiles as the Clemson Tiger wishes him well. The mascots of the Atlantic Coast Conference paid a visit to Brenner Children’s Hospital as part of an outreach initiative for the 2015 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament.
   
Click to download photo A huge basketball fan, sixteen-year-old Ryan Shelton had a great time meeting all of the ACC mascots. The mascots visited Brenner Children’s Hospital as part of an outreach initiative for the 2015 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament.

 


 

Extraordinary Brotherly Love Provides Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift for One Wake Forest Baptist Patient 

José Figueroa had forgotten what it was like to not feel sick and groggy. Kidney failure had slowly zapped him of his energy over the past five years until recently.

In the ultimate display of brotherly love, José’s identical twin brother, Nicolas, donated one of his kidneys to him. Following a standardized process of comprehensive testing, Nicolas fulfilled his greatest wish to help his brother, and he did it just before Valentine’s Day at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. 

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Click here to download interview sound bites of patients José and Nicolas FigueroaVideo: Click here to download interview sound bites of patients José and Nicolas Figueroa.

 

 

 

 

Click here to download photo of patients José and Nicolas Figueroa.Photo: Click here to download photo of patients José and Nicolas Figueroa.

 

 

 

 


 

New Valve Procedure Offers Hope to Older Heart Disease Patients

What a difference a year makes. Patricia Lytton recalls how much better her health is today compared to a year ago thanks to a new valve procedure offered at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Click here to download interview sound bites and videoClick here to download interview sound bites and video of cardiothoracic surgeon, David Zhao, M.D., and patient, Patricia Lytton.

 

 

Click here to download animation of the transcatheter mitral valve repair procedure.Click here to download animation of the transcatheter mitral valve repair procedure.

 

 

 

 


 

Wake Forest Baptist to Build New Medical Education Facility In Wake Forest Innovation Quarter

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center today announced plans for a new medical education building for its School of Medicine. Funding for this $50 million capital project is part of a larger capital campaign that will be publicly launched next summer.

The medical education building will be located in the former 60 series R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company complex, adjacent to 525@vine in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. Construction will begin immediately with plans to be ready to welcome medical students in July 2016.

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Download video interview sound bites from Monday’s news conference. 

Click to download video interview sound bites from Monday’s news conference.


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Artist renderings of the medical education building in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. Construction is scheduled to be completed in July 2016.
   
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An aerial photo of Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. The medical education building will be located in the former 60 series R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company complex, adjacent to 525@vine.  

 

 

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