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Camp Med Teaches Life-Saving Skills to Future Health Care Professionals

Jun 9, 2022 2:30:00 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in NCAHEC, health careers, Wake Forest School of Medicine, camp med, summer camp

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During the summer of 2021, Alan Morales, 17, completed Northwest AHEC Camp Med, an educational summer program geared at exposing students to the varied career opportunities in the health care field which also introduces them to basic skills such as the Heimlich maneuver, CPR and how to tie a tourniquet.

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WSSU-WFUSM IPE Program Brings Together 250 Students to Collaborate On Simulated Patient Cases

May 13, 2022 10:00:00 AM / by Alana Dodson, BSN, RN, MBA posted in Wake Forest School of Medicine, EHR, WSSU, interprofessional

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WSSU School of Health Sciences and WFUSM Dept. of PA Students collaborate through Northwest AHEC on inter-institutional, interprofessional program which simulate management of patient care while integrating EHR Go software. 

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38th Annual Wake Forest Eye Center Conference

Apr 22, 2022 1:45:40 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Wake Forest School of Medicine, conference, Eye center

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We hope you can join us for this upcoming activity on May 6th! $175 to register, check out the updated agenda and speakers.

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School of Medicine Ranked Second in State for Graduates Practicing in Underserved Areas

Apr 21, 2022 2:30:00 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Wake Forest School of Medicine, hrsa

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U.S. News & World Report (USNWR) ranked Wake Forest University School of Medicine second in the state for producing graduates who practice in medically underserved areas, also known as Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).

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Study Indicates Link Between Food Insecurity and Higher Infant Mortality Rates in North Carolina

Apr 1, 2022 9:28:00 AM / by NW AHEC posted in food insecurity, Wake Forest School of Medicine, infant mortality rate

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A problem long-associated with developing countries, food insecurity (FI) – the lack of adequate access to food – can contribute to higher infant mortality rates even in this country, according to a study conducted by scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine.

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NWAHEC Sparked Interest in Health Careers - Dr. Erin Saner Follows Her Dream to Become a Physician

Mar 14, 2022 8:45:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Healthcare Insights, health careers, Wake Forest School of Medicine, medical provider

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We were delighted to speak with Dr. Erin Saner on our Healthcare Insights Podcast and discuss her background with Northwest AHEC Health Careers which helped lead her into becoming a Medical Doctor and Assistant Instructor of Family & Community Medicine at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist.

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TVH & Mid-Urethral Slings - A Hands on Course

Dec 20, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in OB/GYN, Wake Forest School of Medicine

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Join us on Friday, Feb. 11, 2022 from 8 am–4 pm for this course! Will be in person at Wake Forest School of Medicine (475 Vine Street., Winston-Salem, NC 27101).

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Published Article: Community-engaged research in translational science: Innovations to improve health in Appalachia

Dec 14, 2021 7:30:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in rural health, Wake Forest School of Medicine

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The Wake Forest Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Program in Community-Engaged Research (PCER) published an important paper outlining proceedings from the Appalachian Translational Research Network (ATRN) Health Summit that was hosted in September 2020. Northwest Area Health Education Center partnered to provide the Summit which brought together 141 attendees, making it a very successful virtual conference during the pandemic.

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Striding Forward - NWAHEC 2020-2021 Annual Report

Aug 24, 2021 6:15:00 PM / by NW AHEC posted in Community, Wake Forest School of Medicine

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On behalf of the entire Northwest AHEC team, I welcome you to the 2020-2021 Annual Report. The past year has looked quite different than many in our 50-year history, full of unique challenges and obstacles to facilitating the education and growth of health care professionals.

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Book Now - Update on Hospital Medicine at the Beach!

Aug 17, 2021 1:45:09 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, hospital

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Book now! Wake Forest's Update on Hospital Medicine is a 2 day conference to provide the latest evidenced-based updates on hospital medicine. In-person in Hilton Head, SC from October 1-2, 2021. Room blocks available at the Omni Resort through 8/31.

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