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January 2016 comings and goings

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August 2015 faculty milestones

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Department Chairs and administrative assistants for 2015-16

Please find below a list of academic department chairs and their administrative assistants for 2015-2016, as of July 1, 2015:

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Fulp to discuss cyber security at Tech Council Speaker Series

Errin Fulp


Wake Forest computer science professor Errin Fulp will participate in a panel discussion on “Cyber Security: Not if, but When?” — an introductory conversation on cyber security.

The discussion, part of the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce Tech Council Speaker Series, will be held at Flywheel Co-Work on Thursday, June 11, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. with coffee and networking to follow from 10-10:30 a.m.

On an app or over the phone, in person or online; the Internet allows us to work more efficiently and more accessibly. Previous concerns of email and website security are intensified with new services like cloud storage and online payment processing. This discussion offers a snapshot of cyber security, feedback from area experts, and actionable steps.

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Professors attend Open Thinking showcase





The showcase was held May 21 at Wake Forest Biotech Place and featured seven cutting-edge health care inventions and discoveries developed through Wake Forest Innovations. They represented a wide range of disciplines across Wake Forest School of Medicine and Wake Forest University. The inventions and discoveries included:

  • Tissue-engineered internal anal sphincter for fecal incontinence
  • Drug development for the treatment of resistant acute leukemia
  • Nanoparticle-facilitated hyperthermia for cancer treatment (Carroll)
  • Drug development for the treatment of kidney stones
  • Clinical training device for ultrasound-guided procedures
  • Endotracheal tube exchanger
  • Wearable technology for assistive communication in ALS patients (Pauca)

Proposals funded in CNS, CSC, HES, HST, and PHY



Congratulations to Philip Clarke, assistant professor of counseling, whose proposal entitled “Care Train Project” has been funded by the Wake Forest University Health Sciences.



Congratulations to Robert Hellyer, associate professor of history, whose proposal entitled “The Civil Wars of Japan’s Meiji Restoration and National Reconciliation Global Historical Perspectives” has been funded by the Japan Foundation.



Congratulations to Daniel B. Kim-Shapiro, professor physics, whose proposal entitled “Antidote for inhaled CO poisoning based on mutationally engineered neuroglobin” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number 1R01HL125886-01 and by [subaward/subcontract from] University of Pittsburgh (WFU funding agency).

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BCBSNC seed grants support health, wellness research across campus

Wake Forest University’s associate provost of research has announced the faculty recipients of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) seed grants to support research on health and wellbeing.

“The research being supported with these grants has sustainability potential and will have a great impact on many people’s lives,” said Bruce King, associate provost of research at the university.

Last year, BCBSNC partnered with Wake Forest University to create a model for health and wellbeing that included seed money for faculty research in these areas. Four grants, for $50,000 each, were awarded to Mark Jensen, School of Divinity; Mark Hall, School of Law; Jeff Katula, Health and Exercise Science; and Christine Soriano, Theater and Dance.

Additionally, the initial BCBSNC gift supports the transformation of Reynolds Gym into a comprehensive center for wellbeing, has funded a new director of wellbeing position and will support Wake Forest’s approach to wellbeing across eight dimensions – physical, emotional, spiritual, social, intellectual, financial, occupational, and environmental – under the Thrive umbrella.

The seed money will support the following research projects:

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January 2015 goings

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October 2014 comings and goings

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Proposals funded: Marsh, Rejeski and Thomas

Tony Marsh


Jack Rejeski


Congratulations to Tony Marsh and Jack Rejeski, professors of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Pepper Center Clinical Research Core” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).

Congratulations to Stan Thomas, associate professor of computer science, whose proposal entitled “NSF/TCPP CDER Center Early Adopter Award” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Georgia State University (WFU funding agency).