Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has announced the name of Wake Forest School of Medicine’s new building in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. On Thursday, October 1, 2015, the Medical Center revealed that the building will be named the Bowman Gray Medical Education Building.
Bowman Gray Medical Education Building was chosen to honor the gift of the Bowman Gray estate that helped bring the medical school to Winston-Salem in 1939. The subsequent affiliation of Wake Forest School of Medicine with North Carolina Baptist Hospital resulted in the creation of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
The Bowman Gray Medical Education Building is located in the former 60 series R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company complex, adjacent to 525@vine in the Innovation Quarter. Construction is underway with plans to be ready to welcome medical students in 2016.
Construction of the building is part of Wake Will, a Wake Forest University campaign aimed at raising $1 billion for Wake Forest University and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
For more information, read the press release.