Anthony Atala, MD, professor and chair of urology and director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, was recently named vice chair of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Board of Regents, which consists of 24 members and governs the ACS.
Mark C. Chappell, PhD, professor of hypertension, received the American Heart Association’s 2022 Arthur C. Corcoran Memorial Lecture Award sponsored by the Council on Hypertension. His lecture “Evolving Concepts of the Renin- Angiotensin System: From Hypertension to COVID-19” was based on 30 years of research involving the role of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) in fetal programming events, salt sensitivity, sex differences in hypertension and the role of the estrogen receptor GPER, as well as the influence of the intracellular RAS in the nucleus and mitochondria of the kidney.
William Huang, MD, MPH, professor of dermatology, was recently appointed to the American Academy of Dermatology’s 2023 Melanoma/ Skin Cancer Community Programs Committee. Huang will begin his term at the close of the 2023 annual meeting and end at the close of the 2026 annual meeting.
Jaclyn Martindale, DO, assistant professor of neurology and movement disorder specialist, was elected the inaugural social media editor for the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society, an international professional society focusing on scientific, scholarly and educational advancements for movement disorders.
Candice McNeil, MD, MPH, FACP, FAAP, associate professor of infectious diseases, was recently elected a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). Fellowship in IDSA is one of the highest honors in the field of infectious diseases and is given to those who have achieved professional excellence and provided significant service to the profession.
Matthew Miles, MD, House Staff ’08, MEd, associate professor of pulmonary, critical care, allergy and immunologic diseases, was named inaugural editor in chief of CHEST Pulmonary, a journal established by the American College of Chest Physicians. CHEST Pulmonary, which was planned to launch in early 2023, will publish clinically relevant research and patient management guidance for pulmonary and sleep medicine teams worldwide.
Erik Summers, MD, chief medical officer of Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, vice chair of internal medicine and professor of hospital medicine, was recently selected to serve on the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Chief Medical Officers’ Group (CMOG) Steering Committee. CMOG provides a platform for academic medical center CMOs, whose institutions are AAMC members, to share best practices, engage and network with colleagues, and access resources that will enhance knowledge and skills to successfully meet the clinical and business demands of the role.
Lindsay Thompson, MD, MS, professor of pediatrics and health system-wide academic department chair of pediatrics at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and co-leader of pediatric health care for Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, has been named a member of American Pediatric Society (APS). APS members are recognized child health leaders of extraordinary achievement who work together to shape the future of academic pediatrics.