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Proposals funded: King, Marsh, Zhang

King

King

Congratulations to Bruce King, professor of chemistry, whose proposal entitled “New Oxidation-Sensing Probes to Evaluate Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Lung Injury” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).

Tony Marsh

Marsh

Congratulations to Anthony Marsh, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Trial of Vitamin D Supplementation and Neuromuscular Function in Older Adults” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).

Zhang

Zhang

Congratulations to Ke Zhang, assistant professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Determination of a Novel Epigenetic Silencing Mechanism” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number 1R15GM119105-01.

Faculty publications: June 2016 updates

Boyer, Tina Marie. (German & Russian). The Giant Hero in Medieval Literature (Explorations in Medieval Culture series). Brill. June 2016.

Gilreath, Shannon, & Lydia Lavelle. (Law). Sexual Orientation and Identity: Political and Legal Analysis. West Academic. May 2016.

Krcmar, Marina, David R. Ewoldsen, & Ascan Koerner. (Communication). Communication Science Theory and Research: An Advanced Introduction. Routledge. May 2016.

Law school announces associate dean and faculty promotions

As of July 1, the following Wake Forest University School of Law faculty have been promoted to new or existing positions (full stories available through links): Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Jonathan Cardi; Associate Dean for Research and Public Engagement Kami Chavis; Associate Dean for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Simone Rose; Associate Professor Gregory Parks; and Associate Professor Andrew Verstein.

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Proposals funded: Beavers, Comstock-Ferguson, Thonhauser

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Beavers

Congratulations to Kristen Beavers, assistant professor of health & exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Effect of Exercise Modality During Weight Loss on Bone Health in Older Adults” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number 5K01AG047921-02.

 

Lindsay Rae Comstock-Ferguson

Comstock

Congratulations to Lindsay Comstock-Ferguson, associate professor of chemistry, whose proposal entitled “RNA modification and antibiotic resistance” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Emory University (WFU funding agency).

 

Timo Thonhauser

Thonhauser

Congratulations to Timo Thonhauser, associate professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “van der Waals interactions in DFT: Theory and Applications [Cayuse 16-0015]” has been funded by the Simons Foundation.

Faculty Fellowships awarded for new year

Congratulations to Wake Forest University faculty who are newly-selected recipients of Wake Forest Faculty Fellowships, effective July 2016.  The Wake Forest Faculty Fellowship program is a program of financial support designed to honor the University’s best teacher-scholars.

New recipients are:

–Uli Bierbach, professor of chemistry, Levison Faculty Fellowship
–Rob Erhardt, assistant professor of mathematics & statistics, Sterge Faculty Fellowship
–Tiffany Judy, assistant professor of Romance Languages, Baker Family Fund Faculty Fellowship
–Claudia Kairoff, professor of English, MacDonough Family Faculty Fellowship
–Frank Moore, assistant professor of mathematics & statistics, Sterge Faculty Fellowship
–Raisur Rahman, associate professor of history, Henry S. Stroupe History Faculty Fund Fellowship

Faculty promotions announced

Congratulations to Wake Forest University faculty who have received promotions, recently.

Promoted to full professor:

Miriam Ashley-Ross (Biology)
Michaelle Browers (Politics and International Affairs)
Judy Kem (Romance Languages)
Stephen Murphy (Romance Languages)

Promoted to associate professor:

Michael Anderson (Biology)
R. Jarrod Atchison (Communication)
Tina Boyer (German and Russian)
Hana Brown (Sociology)
Samuel Cho (Physics and Computer Science)
John Dalton (Economics)
Susan Harlan (English)
Sarah Mason (Mathematics and Statistics)
Gregory Parks (Law)
John Ruddiman (History)
Michael Sloan (Classical Languages)
Joel Tauber (Art)
Andrew Verstein (Law)
Christian Waugh (Psychology)
Heiko Wiggers (German and Russian)

Promoted to associate librarian:

Kyle Denlinger
Jeffrey M. Eller

Proposals funded: Carroll, Muday, Rejeski

David Carroll

Carroll

Congratulations to Dave Carroll, professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Ultra High Performance Light Sources Based on Organic Field Activated Devices (FADs) has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

 

Gloria Muday

Muday

Congratulations to Gloria Muday, professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Flavonoid Regulations of Root Architecture in Tomato” has been funded by the US Department of Agriculture.

 

Jack Rejeski

Rejeski

Congratulations to Jack Rejeski, professor of health & exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Intervening on sedentary behavior to prevent weight gain in older adults” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number 1R01AG051624-01A1 and by [subaward/subcontract from] Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).

Proposals funded: Brubaker, King, Muday

Peter Brubaker

Brubaker

Congratulations to Peter Brubaker, professor and director of health & exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Exercise Intolerance in Older HFPEF Patients (SECRET II)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).

 

Angela King

King

Congratulations to Angela King, associate teaching professor of chemistry, whose proposal entitled “Project SEARCH [Cayuse 16-0094]” has been funded by the Northwest AHEC.

 

 

Gloria Muday

Muday

Congratulations to Gloria Muday, professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Flavonoid Regulations of Root Architecture in Tomato” has been funded by the US Department of Agriculture.

Proposals funded: Kim-Shapiro, Macosko, Silman, Thonhauser

Kim-Shapiro

Kim-Shapiro

Congratulations to Daniel Kim-Shapiro, professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Effects of Nitric Oxide in Sickle Cell Blood” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number 4 R37 HL058091-20.

 

Wake Forest physics professor Jed Macosko, Monday, August 16, 2010.

Macosko

Congratulations to Jed Macosko, associate professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Searching for the Function of Centrioles” has been funded by the Discovery Institute.

 

Miles Silman

Silman

Congratulations to Miles Silman, professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Ecologically informed Reforestation of ASGM Degraded Landscapes in Madre de Dios” has been funded by the World Wildlife Fund.

 

Timo Thonhauser

Thonhauser

Congratulations to Timo Thonhauser, associate professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “CAREER: Improving Hydrogen Storage with van der Waals Density Functional Theory” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Proposals funded: Messier, Pauca, Silman, Von Burg

Stephen Messier

Messier

Congratulations to Steve Messier, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Pain Management in Osteoarthritis: Clinical Benefits and Cost Effectiveness” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number 4R01AR064320-04.

Paul Pauca

Pauca

Congratulations to Paul Pauca, associate professor of computer science, whose proposal entitled “2016 Boeing Analytics Research Scholar Program” has been funded by the Boeing Company.

 

Miles Silman

Silman

Congratulations to Miles Silman, professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Amazonian Center for Environment Research and Sustainability (ACERS) project” has been funded by the USAID.

Von Burg

Von Burg

Congratulations to Ron Von Burg, assistant professor of communication, whose proposal entitled “Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute – 2016” has been funded by the US Department of State.