Internal Medicine Celebrates 15 Top Research Papers Published in 2020

May 13, 2021

The Department of Internal Medicine announced awards for the top research papers published in 2020 during Grand Rounds on May 6. The 15 papers were selected on the basis of their originality and their scientific and clinical impact and span the spectrum of basic, clinical, and healthcare delivery science. This year’s awards brought together department members from both Wake Forest Baptist Health and Atrium Health, and provide a clear example that the two departments are “better together.”

The papers represent the creativity, passion and dedication of our faculty and trainees. The papers further demonstrate the department’s commitment to improve the health of the patients we serve by advancing understanding of the mechanisms of disease, by testing novel therapies, and by building and implementing the evidence base for clinical practice. Lastly, the papers represent the Department’s long-term goal of advancing a preeminent Academic Learning Health System.

Please join leaders Gary E. Rosenthal, MD, FACP, David M. Herrington, MD, PhD, MHS, and Scott L. Furney, MD, in congratulating this year’s awardees. These 15 papers represent just the tip of the iceberg of the wonderful research done by so many faculty and trainees in the department.