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September 2016 faculty milestones

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September 2016 staff milestones

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WFU law school to host discussion on community/police tension

closetohomeA campus-wide discussion, “Close to Home: Comprehending Community/Police Tension in Charlotte,” will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight, Sept. 28, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312.

The event is free and open to the public. A live webcast will be available here.

A panel discussion from 5 to 6:30 p.m. focusing on recent events of police brutality and public unrest — including last week’s police shooting in Charlotte and the subsequent riots — will be followed by a student leadership roundtable and small group discussions. Light refreshments will be served.

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Hall appointed at the Brookings Institution

Wake Forest School of Law professor Mark Hall poses in the law library on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

This is a guest post from the School of Law:

Wake Forest Law Professor Mark Hall, the director of the law school’s Health Law and Policy Program, has been appointed as the only Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Center for Health Policy at the Brookings Institution, part of the Washington, D.C.-based think tank’s Economic Studies research program.

“At great law schools, faculty work to solve some of society’s most vexing problems. The Brookings Institution has recognized Mark Hall as a major contributor in his fields of expertise,” Professor Hall’s appointment letter states.

The Brookings Institution is the No. 1 think tank in the U.S in the annual think tank index published by Foreign Policy and No. 1 in the world in the Global Go To Think Tank.

Of the 200 most prominent think tanks in the U.S., the Brookings Institution’s research is the most widely cited by the media, Hall says.

One of Washington’s oldest think tanks, Brookings conducts research and education in the social sciences, primarily in economics, metropolitan policy, governance, foreign policy, and global economy and development, according to its website. Its stated mission is to “provide innovative and practical recommendations that advance three broad goals: strengthen American democracy; foster the economic and social welfare, security and opportunity of all Americans; and secure a more open, safe, prosperous, and cooperative international system.”

Brookings has five research programs at its Washington, D.C., campus (Economic Studies, Foreign Policy, Governance Studies, Global Economy and Development and Metropolitan Policy)as well as three international centers based in Doha, Qatar (Brookings Doha Center), Beijing, China (Brookings-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy) and New Delhi, India (Brookings India).

Proposals funded: Beavers, Bonin, Carroll, Rejeski

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Beavers

Congratulations to Kristen Beavers, assistant professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “MediFast for Seniors Study” has been funded by (a private sponsor).

 

 

Keith Bonin

Bonin

Congratulations to Keith Bonin, professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Predicting therapy-induced leukemia in breast cancer patients [Cayuse 16-0040]” has been funded by the Wake Forest University Health Sciences.

 

 

David Carroll

Carroll

Congratulations for David Carroll, professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Sustainable Water Purification” has been funded by the NASA and by [subaward/subcontract from] Streamline Automation (WFU funding agency).

 

 

Jack Rejeski

Rejeski

Congratulations to Jack Rejeski, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Cooperative Lifestyle Intervention Program in Knee Osteoarthritis Patients (CLIP-OA)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number 1R01AG050725-01A1 and by [subaward/subcontract from] Ohio State University (WFU funding agency).

 

 

‘Symposium on Narrative in Medicine’ to be held Oct. 1

Wake Forest’s Humanities Institute is sponsoring a symposium called “Story, Health, and Healing: A Symposium on Narrative in Medicine.”  It will be held Oct. 1 in Benson University Center.

The opening keynote address, “Cultural Competence: Poetry and the Importance of Voice in Diverse Illness Experience,” will be given by Rafael Campo, renowned American poet, doctor and author from Medical School. The closing keynote, “Art and Soul,” will be given by Linda Friedlaender, pioneer of “The Observational Skills Workshop” and senior curator of education of the British Art Center at Yale University.

A description of the event, the full schedule, and descriptions of the break-out sessions can be found here: http://humanitiesinstitute.wfu.edu/shhsym

Proposals funded: Anderson, Brubaker, Messier

T. Michael Anderson

Anderson

Congratulations to Michael Anderson, associate professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Fire, Fear and Foraging: Understanding Multi-trophic Interactions in a Savanna Foodweb” has been funded by the National Geographic Society.

 

 

Peter Brubaker

Brubaker

Congratulations to Pete Brubaker, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Transition from risk factors to early HF: Prevalence, pathogenesis, and phenomics (MESA 6)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).

 

Stephen Messier

Messier

Congratulations to Steve Messier, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Weight Loss and Exercise for Communities with Arthritis in North Carolina (WE-CAN)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number 5U01AR068658-02.

Faculty publications: August 2016 update

Bennett, Arnold, Author, & Saloman, Randi, Ed. (English). Grand Babylon Hotel: A Fantasia on Modern Times (Broadview Editions series). Broadview Press. August 2016.

 

Voss Roberts, Michelle, Ed. (Divinity). Comparing Faithfully: Insights for Systematic Theological Reflection (Comparative Theology: Thinking Across Traditions series). Fordham University Press. August 2016.

 

Whaples, Robert M., Christopher J. Coyne, & Michael C. Munger, Eds. (Economics). Future: Economic Peril or Prosperity? Independent Institute. August 2016.

MLA updates, Zotero workshops, and citation help from ZSR

This is a guest post from the Z. Smith Reynolds Library:

Citation is something we all need help with from time to time. The ZSR Library wants to make citation easier for everyone. This fall, ZSR is offering a variety of workshops for faculty, staff, and students:

  • The New MLA Style Manual – Eighth Edition: Join us for a session where we review what’s new in the recently-released eighth edition of the MLA style manual. Faculty, staff, and students welcome. Two Sunday sessions: Register here!
  • Zotero: Introduction to Collecting, Managing, and Citing your Research Sources: This one-hour hands-on workshop will get you up and running with the popular and very powerful Zotero reference management software. Newcomers encouraged, all are welcome. 19 weekday and Sunday sessions through December: Register here!
  • The RIGHT way to CITE: This one-hour student-oriented workshop will take students through the basics of both MLA and APA citation formats. We will cover in-text citation and bibliography/works cited formats, as well as source management strategies. Designed for students at any stage of research to help make those citations easy! Six Sunday sessions through December: Register here!

Faculty are encouraged to consider offering extra credit for student attendance at any of the above. Vouchers will be provided upon request.

Tobacco cessation classes offered starting Sept. 15

Tobacco Cessation Program

This is a guest post from Human Resources:

Sept. 15 through Nov. 3, Wake Forest will sponsor tobacco cessation classes in partnership with the Forsyth County Department of Health and the American Lung Association. This free program will provide education, resources, and support for full- and part-time faculty and staff, as well as temporary employees. Faculty and staff may register for the hour-long classes, which will be held in Benson University Center 344 on Thursdays at 8 a.m.

Participants should consult their physicians prior to beginning the classes, and they may choose to combine the program with tobacco cessation medications. Wake Forest medical plan participants have access to FDA-approved prescription tobacco cessation drugs and over-the-counter Nicotine Replacement Therapy drugs (with a prescription). Generic drugs are covered without a copayment for two 90-day supplies.

Contact Human Resources at AskHR@nullwfu.edu or (336) 758-4700 for more information.