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Denton Elected Chairman of WFU Health Sciences Board

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Graham Denton of Charlotte, a retired Bank of America executive, is the new chairman of the board of directors of Wake Forest University Health Sciences.

Denton, a graduate of Wake Forest, succeeds Marvin Gentry of King, who has served as chairman of the board for 10 years. Gentry continues as a member of the board.

Wake Forest University Health Sciences, a division of Wake Forest University, operates the School of Medicine and Wake Forest University Physicians and is a part of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Health Sciences also includes 13 dialysis centers, One Technology Place, Biomedical Research Facility 1 and other buildings in the Piedmont Triad Research Park.

Murray C. Greason Jr. of Womble Carlyle law firm in Winston-Salem, is the new vice chairman of the board of directors.

New members are Don Flow of Winston-Salem, CEO of Flow Companies, Nathan Hatch, president of Wake Forest, Lawrence D. Hopkins, M.D., of Winston-Salem, and K. Wayne Smith of Newton, a retired business and government executive.

Richard Brenner of Winston-Salem, CEO of Amarr Garage Doors, and Steve Williams, president of WilcoHess, have been re-elected to the board of directors.

The board of Health Sciences is working with the board of trustees of North Carolina Baptist Hospital to implement a unified vision, strategy and management of the Medical Center, the largest employer in the Piedmont Triad.

Wake Forest University Health Sciences employs approximately 4,000 people. The Medical School has 446 medical students and ranks 35th nationally in total research funding from the National Institutes of Health. Wake Forest University Physicians has about 600 doctors who comprise about 85 medical and surgical specialties.

Media Contacts: Mark Wright,, (336) 716-3382, Shannon Koontz,, or Karen Richardson,, at (336) 716-4587.

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university’s School of Medicine and its other related enterprises including the Piedmont Triad Research Park.

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