The Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations has identified multiple resources within Wake Forest School of Medicine, Wake Forest Baptist Health and Wake Forest University that offer medical alumni a variety of lifelong learning opportunities. Whether for professional development, maintaining licensure requirements or merely for personal enrichment, these resources are offered for the lifelong student in you.
Check back often as new opportunities are regularly added. If you have an idea for programming or if you have questions about the offerings presented here, please contact the alumni office.
Women in Bio-RTP: Trends in Regenerative Medicine with Women in Bio-Atlanta
When: April 14, 2021, 5-6:30 pm
Where: Online (Zoom)
Graca Almeida-Porada, MD, PhD
Graca Almeida-Pordada is a Professor at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and the Director of the Fetal Research and Therapy Center.
Julie Champion, PhD
Julie Champion is an Associate Professor in the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and a member of the Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences and the Bioengineering Program.
Amy McNulty, PhD
Dr. Amy L. McNulty is an Associate Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery and an Associate Professor in Pathology at Duke University School of Medicine.
Annual Regenerative Medicine Essentials Summer Course and World Stem Cell Summit
June 14-18, 2021
From the science behind pioneering discoveries and clinical applications, to regulatory and manufacturing challenges, the Summit and the Course will provide a comprehensive look at progress to date, current challenges and new "hot" topics as well as future applications. The World Stem Cell Summit is the educational and networking focal point for scientists, business leaders, regulators, policy-makers, patient advocates, economic development officers, experts in law and ethics, and visionary gurus from around the world since 2003. The Regenerative Medicine Essentials Course, taught by prominent experts, features hands-on workshops and foundational instruction into the field of regenerative medicine, with examination on the structure and function of damaged tissues and organs.
Hosted by the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) and the Regenerative Medicine Foundation (RMF), both the Summit and the Course are uniquely formatted this year for virtual attendance.
Virtual Dean's Forum
TRANSFORMING CANCER CARE: How Blood Cancer Research and Treatment are Leading the Way
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
6:00 – 7:00 PM
Opening remarks by
Bayard L. Powell, MD
Professor and Chief, Section on Hematology and Oncology
Dianna S. Howard, MD
Professor and Director, Stem Cell Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program
Rakhee Vaidya Datar, MD
Assistant Professor and Director, Lymphoma Program
Cesar Rodriguez, MD
Associate Professor and Director, Myeloma and Plasma Cell Disorder Program
Timothy S. Pardee, MD, PhD, FACP
Associate Professor and Director, Leukemia Program
The event will be broadcast using Webex Events. Please RSVP using the link above and login information will be sent to you the day before the event.
The Dean's Forum is an event designed to showcase the innovative work being conducted by our physicians and researchers here at Wake Forest Baptist Health. This event is hosted by the Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations.
Presentations and Research
- Dean’s Forum Recordings
- Wake Forest School of Medicine and Atrium Health: An Academic Partnership
Julie Ann Freischlag, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), DFSVS
Chief Executive Officer, Wake Forest Baptist Health
Dean, Wake Forest School of Medicine
Eugene A. Woods, MBA, MHA, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer, Atrium Health
- Health Care Leadership: Leadership Lessons During COVID-19 and Beyond
Bret Nicks, MD
Former chief medical officer of Wake Forest Baptist Health, Davie
Program Director, Master's in Healthcare Leadership
Executive Producer and Host of "What's the Future, Health"
- A Pandemic Reality: How Data Studies Drive COVID-19 Research
Learn about data research studies and how advanced computing gives us a head start in addressing unanswered questions about the characteristics of COVID-19 and the methodologies of treating it.
Through a partnership with Northwest Area Health Education Center (NW AHEC) and Wake Forest School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education, alumni may access continuing medical education programming to earn CME credits at no charge.
- The Regeneratively Speaking® Podcast is brought to you by Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and is a registered trademark of Wake Forest University Health Sciences. In each episode, we bring you interviews with guest researchers and our Institute's faculty covering the latest cutting-edge research in regenerative medicine.
- FacDev4me is a faculty development podcast series featuring interview-style episodes on topics addressing a wide range of issues pertinent to faculty in a health professions education setting. The season features 12 topics, one released twice a month.
- BestHealth is an educational health and wellness podcast series produced by Wake Forest Baptist Health featuring interviews and discussions with top physicians, faculty and staff on the latest trending health and wellness topics.
- Neurology podcast produced by WakeMeducation
- FaithHealth podcast with host Emily Viverette explores answers—or at least well-informed questions.
Join the Wake Forest University Lifelong Learning Program that offers spring, summer and fall courses taught by Wake Forest teacher/scholars. These non-credit courses are academic in nature without any requirement or grades. Although all are welcome, course fees are discounted for alumni.
School of Medicine alumni are welcome to participate in the Wake Forest University alumni travel program, which features a variety of trips and experiences available at an exceptional value.
Note: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, travel is currently suspended. We plan to resume in the future, when it is safe to do so.