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Health and Exercise Science

Proposals funded: Messier, Mitra, Thonhauser

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) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Brigham and Women’s Hospital (WFU funding agency).

 

Ananda Mitra

Mitra

 

Congratulations to Ananda Mitra, professor of communication, whose proposal entitled “Hospice needs Assessment” has been funded by the Hospice of the Piedmont.

 

 

Timo Thonhauser

Thonhauser

Congratulations to Timo Thonhauser, associate professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Kinetics and Reactivity in Metal Organic Framework Materials” has been funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and by [subaward/subcontract from] University of Texas-Dallas (WFU funding agency).

Leo Ellison, professor emeritus of health & exercise science, dies

5510d3da8e97c.imageWe are saddened to report that Leo Ellison, associate professor emeritus of health and exercise science, died March 21 in Winston-Salem.

Professor Ellison joined the Wake Forest faculty in 1957 and retired in 1999.

We grieve Professor Ellison’s death and extend our condolences to his family and friends, as well as those at Wake Forest who had the opportunity to know him.

A service celebrating his life will be held March 28 at 2 p.m. at Wait Chapel. Additional details are available in an obituary in the Winston-Salem Journal.

Wake Forest offers support and counseling services for all students, faculty and staff.  The Counseling Center may be reached at 758-5273, the Chaplain’s Office at 758-5210. For faculty and staff, there is also the Employee Assistance Program at 716-5493.

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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Proposals funded: Beavers, Carroll, Marsh

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Beavers

Congratulations to Kristen Beavers, assistant professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Pepper Center Research Career Development Core Award: Effects of Exercise Modality During Weight Loss on Bone Health 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).

David Carroll

Carroll

Congratulations to David Carroll, professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Power Generating Coverings” has been funded by NASA and by {subaward/subcontract from] Streamline Automation (WFU funding agency).

Tony Marsh

Marsh

Congratulations to Anthony Marsh, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Physical Exercise to Prevent Disability Pilot Study – LIFE Field Center” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).

Proposals funded: Jurchescu, Katula and Williams

Jurchescu

Jurchescu

Jeff Katula

Katula

Williams

Williams

Congratulations to Oana Jurchescu, assistant professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Infra Red(IR) Spectroscopy for Electronic Structure Determination of Future Electronic Devices” has been funded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Congratulations to Jeffrey Katula, associate professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “HELP PD II” 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 Richard Williams, professor physics, whose proposal entitled “Collaborative Research: ARI-MA: Realizing high performance inorganic scintillators at low cost” has been funded by US Department of Homeland Security.

Proposals funded: Jones, King, Nixon

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Jones

Congratulations to Eric Jones, assistant professor of anthropology, whose proposal entitled “A Settlement Ecology Analysis of the Ecological Factors Influencing the Spatial Distribution of Middle-Range Communities in the North Carolina Piedmont, AD 1000-1600” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Bruce King

King

Congratulations to Bruce King, professor of chemistry, whose proposal entitled “New Reagents for Tracking Protein Oxidation in Cells by MS and Imaging Methods” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).

Pat Nixon

Nixon

Congratulations to Patricia Nixon, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Pre-natal Events, Post-natal Consequences II (Competitive Renewal)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).

 

Proposals funded: Marsh, Rejeski and Thomas

Tony Marsh

Marsh

Jack Rejeski

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).

Proposals funded: Gross, Katula, Miller

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Gross

Jeff Katula

Katula

Miller

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Congratulations to Michael Gross, assistant professor of chemistry, whose proposal entitled “Collaborative Research: Understanding and Supporting Student Intrinsic Motivation in STEM Courses” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Congratulations to Jeffrey Katula, associate professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Maya Angelou Center for Health-Project 1-(WFUHS PI: Bertoni)” 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 Gary Miller, associate professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Dietary Nitrate to Augment Exercise Benefits” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health under award number 5R21-HL113717-02 REVISED and by [subaward/subcontract from] Duke University (WFU funding agency).

August 2014 staff milestones

See a list of staff milestones for August 2014.

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Faculty milestones for August 2014

See a list of faculty milestones for August 2014.

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