Site Content

Inside WFU

Wake Forest news for faculty and staff

Proposals funded: Brubaker, King, Muday

Peter 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


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


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.

Landscape department to remove trees

This is a guest post  from Facilities & Campus Services:

Reynolda Campus-2016 Tree RemovalThe landscape department in Facilities & Campus Services will remove five trees that are in decline at various locations (click on map) around campus and one magnolia tree near Parking Lot S to establish a sidewalk. Lot S is located at the corner of Wake Forest Road and Faculty Drive, next to the Reynolda Walking Trail.

We will do this work the week of July 4. The removal of these trees was approved by the Univesity’s Tree Advisory Committee in April of 2016.  We do not anticipate any pedestrian or vehicular issues.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

If you have any questions, please contact Jim Coffey at 336-758-6070.

Tobacco cessation classes to be offered

This is a guest post from Human Resources:Tobacco Cessation Program

From July 19 through Sept. 6, Wake Forest will sponsor tobacco cessation classes in partnership with the Forsyth County Department of Health and 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 Reynolda Hall, Room 301 on Tuesdays at 8 a.m. and Noon.

Participants should consult their physician 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 or (336) 758-4700 for more information.

Volunteer opportunities available at the Campus Garden

Harvesting-okra-558x190Love gardening? Want a hands-on service experience? Come volunteer in the Campus Gardens this summer. The Campus Gardens welcome faculty and staff, students and community members.

For more information, or to schedule a service event for your department in the garden, send an email to Click here to find a time that fits your schedule.

19th Annual Women’s Football Camp set for July 28

womens football camp

Whether you are a die-hard football fan or someone who just wants to learn more about the fundamentals of the game, the 19th annual Wake Forest Women’s Football Camp promises to be an event that you won’t want to miss.

Head coach Dave Clawson and his staff cordially invite women to join in the fun on Thursday, July 28 at 6 p.m. (registration begins at 5 p.m.)

For more details, visit

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



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.


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


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


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).

Secrest Artists Series 2016-2017

logoWith everything from early music to contemporary classical and small ensembles to a full orchestra, the 2016-2017 season of the Secrest Artists Series features something for everyone performed by the best in the genre.

For more details, please visit Secrest Artists Series 2016-2017 season.

Proposals funded: Messier, Pauca, Silman, Von Burg

Stephen 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


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


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.

University to offer class on responding to dangerous situations

In July and August, Wake Forest will be offering a class on how to respond to an active shooter situation.

The class is being offered through the Professional Development Center (PDC).  Registration is through the PDC.

It will be taught by Wake Forest Emergency Manager August Vernon and University Police Sergeant Lesia Finney.

The class is called WFU Active Shooter Response (Run, Hide, Fight) Lunch and Learn.

According to the PDC posting, the program will provide actions people can take in case of a workplace or active assailant incident.  The class will stress awareness, preparation and rehearsal.

For details on dates and locations, visit the PDC web site.

Centers and institutes update

The Office of the Provost has approved a one-year planning grant to establish the Eudaimonia Institute to study human flourishing.

The institute aims to create an interdisciplinary intellectual community of researchers, scholars, and students who will investigate the nature of eudaimonia—Aristotle’s word for “happiness,” “flourishing,” or “wellbeing”—as well as the political and economic institutions, the moral beliefs and attitudes, and the cultural practices that enable and encourage eudaimonia.

James Otteson, the Thomas W. Smith Presidential Chair in Business Ethics, will serve as Executive Director of the Eudaimonia Institute. He will continue to serve as Executive Director of the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism.

The Eudaimonia Institute is the third academic institute at Wake Forest. It joins the Humanities Institute, led by Wake Forest Kahle Professor of Religion Mary Foskett, and the Pro Humanitate Institute, led by Maya Angelou Presidential Chair and Professor of Politics and International Affairs Melissa Harris-Perry.

The Provost also recently approved renewals of the Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability (CEES) and the Center for Molecular Signaling (CMS), formerly known as the Center for Molecular Communication and Signaling (CMCS).

Miles Silman, the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation Presidential Chair in Conservation Biology, is the director of CEES. Biology professor Gloria Muday directs CMS.