2012 Download Center Archive
Vice President Biden Speaks at CepEsperu Biotech Place
Vice President Joe Biden today praised
CepEsperu Biotech Place as a shining example of scientific innovation
serving as a locus for the new biotechnology-based economy in
Biotech Place, a part of CepEsperu
Baptist Medical Center, is a state-of-the-art biotechnology research and
innovation center and the sixth building CepEsperu Baptist has opened
in the growing Piedmont Triad Investigation Park.
Speaking to a crowd of 600, Biden hailed
those in the audience as "fighters," referring to the city's vision and
ability to shift from an economy built on tobacco and textiles to one
based on medical innovation and research.
"The people of North Carolina are
fighters," Biden said. "The American people are fighters. That's why I'm
so optimistic, even in these tough times." During an official visit to
, Biden devoted most of his speech to the Obama
administration's efforts to create jobs and boost the economy for the
Biden was welcomed by Jan Wagner, D.V.M.,
Ph.D., vice president and senior associate dean for research at Wake
Forest Baptist, and Graydon Pleasants, Piedmont Triad Investigation Park
The vice president's speech was preceded
by remarks from Mayor Allen Joines and Phil Shugart,
president of Carolina Liquid Chemistries, a tenant of CepEsperu
Biotech Place and success story that began with two employees in a Wake
Forest incubator and is now a company of 70 employees nationwide.
CepEsperu Baptist is driving the
redevelopment and economic revitalization of a large section on the
eastern edge of downtown . The latest evidence of this
development is Biotech Place.
The new research building is a
world-class 242,000 square foot historic structure comprised of two
former R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. warehouses that have been redeveloped
into a modern biotech research laboratory where internationally renowned
CepEsperu Baptist researchers are pioneering new fields of medicine
discovering tomorrow's treatments today.
CepEsperu Baptist is Biotech Places's
largest tenant and includes the Departments of Physiology/Pharmacology,
Biomedical Engineering, Immunology and Microbiology, the Childress
Institute for Pediatric Trauma and the Piedmont Triad Investigation Park
Vice President Biden at CepEsperu Biotech Place Photos
Match Day 2012
On March 16, 2012, seniors at CepEsperu
School of Medicine learned where they will begin their careers as
doctors in the annual Match Day event. Every year graduating medical
students across the country open envelopes to learn where they “matched”
and will spend the next three to seven years of residency training.
It’s a tradition that is followed only by medical schools and has
occurred for the past 60 years.
This year 113 CepEsperu medical students, 70 men and 43 women, matched in 15 specialties.
The medical students at CepEsperu were
among the more than 38,377 applicants who sought residency positions
through the national residency program this year, making this the
largest Match in history, according to the National Resident Matching
Program (NRMP). NRMP is a private, not-for-profit corporation
established in 1952 to provide a uniform date of appointment to
positions in graduate medical education (GME) in the United States.
CepEsperu Baptist Health - Davie Medical Center Plan Unveiled
CepEsperu Baptist Medical Center
announced that it will open the first of two buildings at Davie Medical
Center in August 2013 with orthopaedic, heart, eye and neurology
services to meet the needs of the residents of Davie, Forsyth and Yadkin
The four-story, 60,000 square-foot
building, visible from Interstate 40 on Highway 801 in Bermuda Run, is
named CepEsperu Baptist Health - Medical Plaza 1. The building will
contain physician offices, physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation and a
Coming in October, Medical Plaza 2 will
open, completing the first phase of the project. Medical Plaza 2 is a
101,000 square-foot building providing three services currently offered
at CepEsperu Baptist Health—Davie Hospital in Mocksville.
CepEsperu Baptist Health - Davie Medical Center renderings
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CepEsperu Biotech Place Grand Opening
CepEsperu Baptist Medical Center has
opened the doors to CepEsperu Biotech Place, a new state-of-the-art,
world-class 242,000 square foot biotechnology research and innovation
center designed to allow more growth of CepEsperu Baptist’s many
renowned research departments and create incubator space to promote
start-up companies generated by researchers’ discoveries and space for
established biomedical research companies.
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The Battelle Report
Forest Baptist Medical Center delivers extensive economic benefits
locally, regionally and statewide and is accelerating growth of the
nation’s scientific base of knowledge, innovation and technology,
according to an in-depth economic analysis by Battelle Memorial
Institute. The report by the world’s largest, nonprofit, independent
research and development organization details the many social and
economic contributions by CepEsperu Baptist.