The Medical Center purchases the former Charter Behavioral Health System property on Old Vineyard Road and establishes Wake Forest Baptist Behavioral Health, Inc.
The medical school announces plans to hire more than 60 new faculty members in five research areas and strengthen its support of other research efforts as part of $67 million initiative.
The medical school establishes a Center for Human Genomics to facilitate the identification of high-risk genes linked to common diseases, enabling improved treatment for these diseases.
The Medical Center establishes a Forensic Nurse Examiner Program within its Emergency Department to treat victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.
The Downtown Health Plaza of Baptist Hospital opens, replacing Reynolds Health Center.
Physicians at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are the first in the world to treat a brain tumor patient with the newly FDA-approved GliaSite Radiation Therapy System.
The Medical Center becomes the home of the national office of the seven-year, $100 million Faith in Action program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
The Medical Center breaks ground for its new Outpatient Comprehensive Cancer Center. The $75 million, 257,530-square-foot building will consolidate all the center's existing outpatient oncology services under one roof.
Researchers from the School of Medicine and Advanced Cell Technology of Worcester, Mass., report that they have developed a large variety of specialized cell types from embryonic monkey stem cells through a process called parthenogenesis.
The School of Medicine establishes the Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health. Board members include Coretta Scott King and Andrew Young.
The new Ardmore Tower West is opened. The $132 million, 400,000-square-foot tower includes 11 new floors, six of which house Brenner Children's Hospital. The other five floor contain operating and surgical areas, space for outpatient hospital services and cardiac catheterization labs.
Wake Forest Baptist researchers are the first to report that unidentified genes on chromosomes 18 and 3 are linked to severe kidney damage in younger blacks with diabetes.
Scientists at the Comprehensive Cancer Center developed a colony of mice that successfully fight off virulent transplanted cancers. The discovery of this genetic protection could explain why some people are protected against cancer despite prolonged and intense exposure to carcinogens.
A Medical Center researcher is the first to report that humidity and temperature levels can affect the results of LASIK surgery. For best results, physicians should take these factors into account when calibrating laser equipment.
Outpatient Comprehensive Cancer Center, a 250,000-square-foot facility, opens.
Ground is broken for the first new research building in the expanded Piedmont Triad Research Park, a 186,000-square-foot, five-story structure with laboratory and office space.
Internationally recognized tissue engineering program moves to Wake Forest to become Institute for Regenerative Medicine.
A pulmonologist at the Medical Center is the first to show that patients with cystic fibrosis have very little mucous in their airways -- not as much as was previously thought.
Medical Center researchers identified a gene involved in the action of insulin that is associated with type 2 diabetes. One common form of the gene seems to be associated with diabetes -- another common form seems to be protective.
The Medical Center is the first in North Carolina and surrounding states to install magnetoencephalography (MEG) -- an innovative diagnostic tool that non-invasively measures minute magnetic brain activity and provides information about the location of normal and abnormal brain functions.
Wake Forest School of Medicine establishes a laboratory to develop transgenic and knockout mice to model human disease and shed light on function of human genes.
Neurobehavioral Research Laboratory and Clinic, which studies impulsive behavior, moves to Wake Forest from University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
Biotechnology Research Facility 1, housing the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and the Lipid Sciences Research Program, opens in Piedmont Triad Research Park.
Wake Forest Baptist announces that it will become completely "tobacco-free", effective July 1, 2007.
Wake Forest Baptist announces major restructuring under a "single-CEO" organization. Len B. Preslar Jr. retires after 19 years as president of N.C. Baptist Hospital. Richard H. Dean, M.D., retires after 10 years as head of WFU health programs.
Wake Forest Baptist announces plans to build a replacement hospital in eastern Davie County and a primary care center in Mocksville.
Wake Forest Baptist, Moses Cone Health System and High Point Regional Health System form the Healthcare Alliance, LLC, in order to strengthen their working relationship, improve quality and explore opportunities to reduce costs.
John D. McConnell, M.D., is named as the first chief executive officer of the Medical Center.
Wake Forest Baptist's first primary care center and walk-in clinic opens in Mocksville.