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Comings and Goings for September 2016

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Comings and Goings for July 2016

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August 2016 staff milestones

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Student Health Service posts information on Zika virus

Wake Forest’s Student Health Service has posted updated information on its website about the Zika virus outbreak in several countries.  Website visitors will find a lengthy FAQ on Zika in the Western Hemisphere with numerous links to information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In addition, the University’s Center for Global Programs and Studies has provided to all fall 2016 outbound student travelers information related to the Zika virus and recommendations for personal protective measures.

June 2016 faculty and staff milestones

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May 2016 comings and goings

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Student Health Service making temporary move

This is a guest post from the Student Health Service:

After 16 years, the George C. Mackie Student Health Clinic is getting a major upgrade.

The crepe myrtles are in bloom outside of the student health building on the campus of Wake Forest University.

As part of the Reynolds Gymnasium renovation project, the Student Health Service will be temporarily relocated while their new clinic is being built.  The new clinic should be open in fall 2017.

Student Health will close its existing clinic doors on Thursday, May 5.  On Tuesday, May 24, Student Health will operate out of a modular clinic on North campus, Lot Q, near Dogwood Residence Hall.  This modular clinic was custom designed and built to allow Student Health to continue to offer the services that our Wake Forest Student need.  Student Health will be open in time for both summer sessions and operate on their normal summer schedule seeing patients from 8:30 – noon and 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday.  Appointments can continued to be made online, through the patient portal, accessible via the student health website shs.wfu.edu.

Typically, summer volume at Student Health is much lower than during the academic year.  This will afford the clinic a couple of months to fine tune policies, protocols and procedures to ensure efficiency in the fall.

In the fall, clinic, pharmacy, lab, psychiatric and case management resources will not be impacted.  Student Health will have clinic hours during the weekdays and a nurse will be on site (with a physician on call) after hours and on weekends.  Telephone numbers for the clinic will not change.  We invite all students, faculty and staff to come see our temporary space and say hello anytime this summer.  If you have any questions please contact Darren Aaron, Associate Director, SHS ataarondo@nullwfu.edu.

March 2016 comings and goings

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Wake Forest EMS to hold training event on March 19

This message was emailed to students, faculty and staff on March 15 by Communications and External Relations:

The Wake Forest Emergency Medical Services team will participate March 19 in a mass casualty drill at the nearby BB&T University Center.  (The original message incorrectly identified the location by its former name, Reynolda Business Center.)

The drill will run from 8 a.m. to noon in the parking lot at Wake Forest’s BB&T University Center, which is located at 2400 Reynolda Road across from the Reynolda Road entrance to the University.

The Wake Forest EMS team is a student-run organization with about 25 student volunteers who respond as emergency medical technicians (EMTs) to 911 medical calls 24/7 during the academic year.

The drill is intended to provide hands-on training to prepare them for a potential serious accident or other emergency on campus.  The students will be dispatched, in the drill, to a simulated incident and will practice how to call for additional resources to assist them. The student EMTs will unaware of what the incident is until the training occurs March 19 and will conduct themselves as though a mass casualty incident has happened.

The University Police Department, the Winston-Salem Police Department, the University’s Student Health Service, the Winston-Salem Fire Department and the Forsyth County EMS will participate in the drill.

Week of Sleep workshops begin Feb. 8

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This is a guest post from the Office of Wellbeing:

In collaboration with various offices and student groups, the Office of Wellbeing would like to present the Week of Sleep, a series of daily workshops Feb. 8-12  at 4 p.m. in Benson University Center to raise awareness of the importance of sleep related to our physical and emotional wellbeing leading up to the Sleep Challenge! Faculty, staff, and students who come get a free sleep gear prize (while supplies last, first come first serve).

-Join the Learning Assistance Center on Monday Feb. 8 from 4-5 p.m. in Benson Center, Room 401C to learn about sleep and its effects on your cognition, focus, and concentration!

-Join Wake Forest Neurology Feb. 9 from 4-5 p.m. in Benson Center, Room 409 to learn about sleep disorders!

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