National Institute of Medicine Sodium Report
Dr. Jamy Ard, associate professor of epidemiology and prevention and co-director of the Weight Management Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, was one of 12 members of a national committee who reviewed the data for the Institute of Medicine’s report on Sodium Intake in Populations: Assessment of Evidence released today. The report examines links between sodium consumption and health outcomes and supports recommendations to lower sodium intake from the very high levels some Americans now consume. Evidence from this report does not support reduction in sodium intake to below 2,300 mg per day, according to the Institute of Medicine, part of the NIH.
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West Campus Plan Unveiled
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center announced that it will open the first of two buildings on its West Campus 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 West Campus. 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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Match Day 2013
On March 15, 2013, 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 61 years.
This year 124 Wake Forest medical students, 62 men and 62 women, matched in 25 specialties.
The medical students at Wake Forest were among the more than 40,000 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.
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What are the specialties “matched” by Wake Forest medical students?
|Anesthesiology - 10|
Child Neurology - 1
Emergency Medicine - 10
Family Medicine - 10
Internal Medicine - 26
Internal Medicine/Primary - 3
Medicine/Pediatrics - 1
Neurology - 3
Neurosurgery - 2
OBGYN - 2
Ophthalmology - 2
Orthopaedics - 3
Otolaryngology - 4
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Pediatrics - 13
Pediatrics/Primary - 1
Pediatrics/Research – 1
Psychiatry – 3
Rehab Medicine – 1
Radiology – 3
Radiation Oncology – 1
Surgery – 9
Surgery Preliminary – 8
Transitional – 2
Urology - 1
ACC Mascots Visit Brenner Children's Hospital
The mascots of the Atlantic Coast Conference spent Thursday afternoon at Brenner Children’s Hospital, part of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. They stopped by as part of an outreach initiative for the 2013 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament. Young patients got to meet and have their photo taken with their favorite mascot during the visit. 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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Wake Forest Innovation Quarter
A new brand for a new research park model where people Work, Live, Learn, and Play.
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Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center announced a new name for its research park,
'Wake Forest Innovation Quarter'
(www.WakeForestInnovationQuarter.com), and a list of exciting new business developments related to its commercialization enterprise, Wake Forest Innovations.
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This new brand builds on the Wake Forest Innovations name and at the same time differentiates the urban-based Innovation Quarter from other research parks in the state and nation. Further, "Wake Forest Innovation Quarter" positions the development of a major eco-system in downtown Winston-Salem as a new national hub for innovation in biomedical technology, materials science, and information technology.
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In a move designed to jump-start operations at the new commercialization enterprise, Wake Forest Innovations launched its public website, WakeForestInnovations.com, as the primary way for industry and other business partners to engage with Wake Forest Innovations and its internal business units.
In combination with this launch, three new dot-com websites also went live. They market the newly organized scientific services of Wake Forest Innovations that are now available on a fee-for service basis. They are:
Preclinical Translational Services (www.WakePreclinical.com)
Core Laboratory Services (www.WakeCoreLabs.com)
Ultrasound Education (www.WakeUltrasoundEducation.com)
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Also announced today, three companies have located in, or are expanding their operations at, Innovation Quarter. AsInEx (www.asinex.com), a Russian medicinal chemistry company has decided – after consideration of alternative locations in the U.S. – to establish its North American operations in Winston-Salem. When AsInEx learned last fall that a number of medicinal chemists and a nice facility were available in Winston-Salem, this changed the dynamic and made Winston-Salem competitive with well-known drug discovery "hot beds" such as San Francisco and Boston. Coupled with lower costs and less traffic, Winston-Salem won out over a West Coast location.
Two start-ups, Blue Atom Technologies, Inc. provides innovative software tools designed to increase efficiencies and probability of success in chemical research and development, allowing Life Science companies to focus investment dollars on drug candidates with the highest potential of success. Biolucidation, LLC, (www.biolucidation.com) is a privately owned contract research firm that delivers non-clinical abuse liability testing services to Life Science institutions by uniquely blending academic insightfulness with the purpose and discipline of industry.
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|Eric Tomilinson, DSc, PhD, Chief Innovation Officer, declares Wake Forest Innovation Quarter is open for business.|| ||Dr. McConnell, CEO WFBMC, expresses confidence in the additional companies and jobs coming to the community thanks to Innovation Quarter.|
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|Allen Joines, Winston-Salem Mayor, states over half the biotech and IT jobs in NC are held by people with a two year technical degree.|| ||Daniel Cramer, Executive VP of Wexford, compares Wake Forest Innovation Quarter to the new model of university-based research parks.|
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|David Mounts, MBA, CEO Inmar, says Innovation Quarter fits for his company and is Winston-Salem's future.|| || |
Wake Forest Biotech Place Grand Opening
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 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|
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|Original Building 91 Tobacco Warehouse, built in 1937|| ||Warehouse of tobacco leaves|
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|Machine workers in building 91-2|| ||Prince Albert and Camels signs|
The Battelle Report
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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| || ||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.|
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| || ||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.|
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| || ||02/13/2012: McConnell and Tripp field questions from local media during the news conference on Monday, February 13, 2012.|