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Enhancing Lifelong Connections for our ‘Senior Students’ In one simple comment, one of our alumni captured a key takeaway from our MD Alumni Weekend activities in early May. The comment: Alumni are really just “senior students.” The process of learning doesn’t end at graduation but continues throughout life. It is a process highlighted by the milestones of matriculation, graduation and reunion, two of which we celebrated in May. We started the month with MD Alumni Weekend, highlighted by class reunions, an induction ceremony for the MD Class of 1968 into the Bowman Gray Society as part of its 50th reunion…

Meet Dr. Julie Ann Freischlag

Dean of the School of Medicine As an alumnus of the Wake Forest School of Medicine, there’s a good chance you’ve already heard of Julie Ann Freischlag, MD. In previous months, you’ve likely read about her unprecedented hiring as Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s first-ever female chief executive officer—a position she assumed in May 2017.…

Growing Forward

Dean Freischlag’s Vision for the School of Medicine As dean, Julie Ann Freischlag, MD, is not an aloof and distant executive who never steps outside the boardroom. She’s a hands-on leader who invests energy into the advancement of our medical students and school. To foster an even more robust and magnetic academic environment at the…

On the Road

How Dean Freischlag Is Connecting with Alumni As dean of Wake Forest School of Medicine and CEO of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Julie Ann Freischlag, MD, is a busy woman. Yet despite her packed schedule, she finds creative opportunities to meet and interact with Wake Forest medical alumni. Since assuming the position of interim…

Research Update

Wake Forest Baptist Lands $8 Million NIH Grant for Alcohol Addiction Research Center The National Institutes of Health has awarded Wake Forest Baptist a grant worth an estimated $8 million over five years to establish of a new center for research into alcohol addiction. Although the opioid crisis has captured headlines recently, alcohol abuse continues…

News Update

Wake Forest Baptist, High Point Regional Continue Integration Work Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and UNC Health Care, the parent organization of High Point Regional Health, are continuing work to complete a binding agreement to transition ownership of High Point Regional to Wake Forest Baptist. Leadership from both Wake Forest Baptist and High Point Regional…
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Founded on a Planned Gift

Wake Forest School of Medicine’s path to international stature and reputation was forged with an estate gift from Bowman Gray and the planned gifts of members of the extended Gray family. Without those contributions, the medical school we know today might not exist. Sustained by Planned Giving From its founding as a four-year medical school…

Good Times, Great Memories

MD Alumni Weekend ’18 Alumni of all ages gathered in Winston-Salem May 4-6 for MD Alumni Weekend ’18. Events included the Medical Alumni Association (MAA) Distinguished Awards, the Bowman Gray Society induction ceremony for the MD Class of 1968, Scholars Brunch, class reunions and the Deacon Doc Party.

Alumni News & Notes – MD

MD House Staff Physician Assistant Upcoming Events Let Us Hear From You! Click here to view members of the Medical Alumni Association Board. Spectacular Alumni in Action Three stories of how Wake Forest-trained medical professionals respond when circumstances demand action Hemal, MD ’16, Answers Call with High-Flying Baby Delivery While on a flight from Paris to New York, Sij Hemal, MD ’16, heard the call: Is there a doctor on board? A passenger on the plane had gone into labor. Hemal, a 27-year-old second-year urology resident at Cleveland Clinic, and a French pediatrician who happened to be seated next to…