Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center http://wunc.org en Soldier Regeneration At Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center http://wunc.org/post/soldier-regeneration-wake-forest-baptist-medical-center <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem has been selected to lead a regenerative medicine project designed to help wounded veterans. The research and medical care received a $75 million grant from the Department of Defense. The institute of regenerative medicine can transplant tissue, oversee the growth of skin and has devices that decrease scar formation.</span></p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 20:03:42 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 23242 at http://wunc.org Soldier Regeneration At Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Wake Forest Baptist Implements Cuts http://wunc.org/post/wake-forest-baptist-implements-cuts <p></p><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thousands of employees at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem will be affected by several cost-cutting measures. The hospital is planning to freeze some hiring, reduce retirement contributions and ask employees to voluntarily take furloughs.</span> Fri, 03 May 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 14706 at http://wunc.org Wake Forest Baptist Implements Cuts How Contagious Is A Flu Patient? http://wunc.org/post/how-contagious-flu-patient <p></p><p>According to <a href="http://jid.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2013/01/29/infdis.jis773.short">new research</a> out of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, some people who suffer from the flu emit far greater amounts of the virus than others.&nbsp; A small pilot study found 5 out of 61 patients who tested positive for flu released 32 times more of the virus in air samples taken during routine care.&nbsp; Wed, 06 Feb 2013 15:27:17 +0000 Catherine Brand 9731 at http://wunc.org How Contagious Is A Flu Patient? Wake Forest Baptist Cutting More Than 900 Jobs http://wunc.org/post/wake-forest-baptist-cutting-more-900-jobs <p style="line-height: 15px; margin: 0px 0px 0.75em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">The largest employer in Forsyth County will eliminate 950 jobs by next summer. Sat, 24 Nov 2012 17:06:19 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 5447 at http://wunc.org Tasing Study Reveals No Additional Risk to Chest http://wunc.org/post/tasing-study-reveals-no-additional-risk-chest <p>A new study on the use of tasers says there is no added risk if you're hit in the chest.<br><br><strong>Jeff Tiberii:</strong> Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center looked at 1200 real-life instances where law enforcement officers used a taser. Dr. William Bozeman is Director of Pre-Hospital Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist.<br><br><strong>William Bozeman: </strong>And what we found was, that we could not see any higher rise of injury or problems or complications in people who had the tazer probes land across the front of the chest. And we thought that was very important.<br> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 10:10:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 2089 at http://wunc.org Triad Research Park Hires New President http://wunc.org/post/triad-research-park-hires-new-president <p>In Winston-Salem a new president has been named to the Piedmont Triad Research Park. Jeff Tiberii has more.<br><br><strong>Jeff Tiberii:</strong> Eric Tomlinson has been chosen by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to lead the PTRP. Tomlimson has experience as both a scienctist and leader of several start-ups. That was a major draw for the leaders at Wake Forest, including Dr. John McConnell, the CEO of Baptist Medical Center.<br> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 10:30:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 2266 at http://wunc.org Biotech Facility Opening in Winston-Salem http://wunc.org/post/biotech-facility-opening-winston-salem <p>Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is introducing a Bio Tech facility later today in Winston-Salem.<br><br><strong>Jeff Tiberii: </strong>What used to be an RJ Reynolds tobacco manufacturing and storage facility will now serve as Wake Forest BioTech place. The 242-thousand square foot facility will house about 450 people by the end of this year. It’s part of the Piedmont triad Research Park. Medical Center V.P. Doug Edgeton says the new site will have research projects in bio-chemistry, pharmacology, physiology, biomedical engineering and micro-biology.<br> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 08:45:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 3251 at http://wunc.org Biotech Facility Opening in Winston-Salem Hospital Implanting New Heart Device http://wunc.org/post/hospital-implanting-new-heart-device <p>One North Carolina hospital is using a new device to help patients who have congestive heart failure.</p><p>Wake Forest Baptist health is the first hospital in the state implanting the dual ventricular lead. In laymans terms it’s a more advanced pacemaker. The small device will help hearts pump more blood and with a better rhythm. Dr. Glenn Brammer is a Cardiac Electro Physiologist. He says this device also has 10 internal vectors that allow physicians options after the procedure.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 13 Dec 2011 11:25:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 7121 at http://wunc.org Wake Forest Researchers Advance Tissue Engineering http://wunc.org/post/wake-forest-researchers-advance-tissue-engineering <p>Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist University Hospital have been able to regrow simple body parts out of injured patients' own cells.&nbsp; Anthony Atala and his colleagues at the Institute of Regenerative Medicine have been able to rebuild the urethras of boys injured or born with birth defects. The urethra is the tube that drains the bladder. Atala says he harvests cells from other parts of the patients' bodies. Then he uses a special mesh framework for the cells to grow around.</p> Tue, 08 Mar 2011 11:05:00 +0000 Laura Candler 10081 at http://wunc.org