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Proposals funded: Kim-Shapiro, Lee, Rejeski

Kim-Shapiro

Kim-Shapiro

Congratulations to Daniel B. Kim-Shapiro, professor of 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 5R01HL125886-02 and by [subaward/subcontract from] University of Pittsburgh (WFU funding agency).

 

 

Wake Forest political science professor Wei-chin Lee in his Tribble Hall office on Monday, March 21, 2011.

Lee

Congratulations to Wei-chin Lee, professor of politics and international affairs, whose proposal entitled “International Conference and Associated Programs [Cayuse 16-0041]” has been funded by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office.

 

 

Rejeski

Rejeski

Congratulations to Walter J. Rejeski, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “LookAhead Extension” 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: Brubaker, Doorn-Harder, Williams

Peter Brubaker

Brubaker

Congratulations to Peter Brubaker, professor of health & exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Transition from risk factors to heart failure: Prevalence, pathogenesis, and phenomics” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number 1R01HL127028-01 and by [subaward/subcontract from] Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).

 

Nelly van Doorn-Harder

Doorn-Harder

Congratulations to Nelly van Doorn-Harder, professor of Islamic studies, whose proposal entitled “Women strengthening pluralist co-existence in contemporary Indonesia: analyzing the role of Komnas Perempuan and the Koalisi Perempuan [Cayuse 16-0079]” has been funded by the University of Notre Dame.

 

 

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Williams

Congratulations to Richard T. Williams, professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Research on Scintillator Materials and Mechanisms: LaBr3, CeBr3 and NaI with Co-Doping [Cayuse 16-0051]” has been funded by the Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics, Inc.

February 2016 comings and goings

See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in February 2016:

Comings

Allman, Lindsay; Assistant Coach; Athletics: Volleyball – Women

Ashley, Dylan; Server; Graylyn: Food Services

Avery, Sarah; Bartender; Graylyn: Food Services

Bennett, Sr., James Franklin; Transportation Assistant; Graylyn: Guest Services

Benson, Elisabeth; Bartender; Graylyn: Food Services

Booth, Katherine Elizabeth; Health Law & Policy Res Fellow; Law: Instruction

Bowling, Paul Dalton; Cook; Graylyn: Food Services

Clifton, Kaleb; Maintenance Technician; Graylyn: Maintenance

Devonmille, Laura Maurer; Assistant Director; Finance Systems

Gaofhiwe, Dineo Hilda; Study Aboard Advisor; Global Abroad Programs

Gould, James Fredrick; Groundskeeper; FACS: Landscaping Services

Hackett, Tabitha Chrystal; Server; Graylyn: Food Services

Hart, Sonya Renee; Communications Officer; University Police

Jackson, Claretha; Custodian; Reynolda House: Facilities

Jones, Joel Gregory; Recruiting Assistant; Athletics: Football

Lea, Clark Dowell; Assistant Coach; Athletics: Football

Moore, Bryce A.; Security Officer LJVM; University Police

Rives, Peter Elliott; Assistant Director; Health Promotion

Rothrock, Cody Dylan; Turf Technician; Athletics: Turf Management

Smith, Madison Marie; Bartender; Graylyn: Food Services

Goings

Berry, Courtney Whicker; Bioethics

Bullock, Derek M.; FACS: Construction

Cox, Phillip; Health & Exercise Science

Debevoise, Anne Katherine Evangelista; Library – ZSR

Diallo, Aminata Alou; Parking & Transportation

Elkazaz, Salwa Salah; Chemistry

Gagliano, Jason Michael; Physics

Hinson, Yvonne Leigh; WFUSB-Instruction

Jones, Stacy Hope; Law: External Affairs

Lail, Aaron Van; FACS: Custodial Services

Odom, Kasey Maxcy; Advancement:University Events

Pinckney, DeeDe; OPCD: Career & Professional Dev

VanEaton, Hawanna R; FACS: Custodial Services

Wall, Brigham L.; Advancement: National Major Gifts

White, Elizabeth Bost; Advancement: VP Office

White, Elizabeth M.; Financial & Accounting Service

Wise, Keith M.; FACS: Maintenance & Utilities Oper.

Thonhauser named Simons Fellow in Theoretical Physics

Timo ThonhauserTimo Thonhauser, associate professor of physics, has been named a 2016 Simons Fellow in Theoretical Physics.

Thonhauser is one of 14 university professors named by the Simons Foundation Division for Mathematics and the Physical Sciences for the fellows program that provides funds to faculty for up to a semester long research leave from classroom teaching and administrative obligations.

The announcement of this year’s fellowship recipients appeared in the March 22 “Science Times” section of the New York Times. Other recipients represent Cornell, Harvard and Columbia universities, UC Berkeley, and the University of Pennsylvania, among others.

Thonhauser is a condensed matter theorist whose research focuses on using condensed matter theory to solve currently outstanding problems in physics, biophysics, chemistry and materials science, with applications to nano-, bio- and energy-related materials.

Combined with a sabbatical from the University, Thonhauser will be on research leave for the 2016-17 academic year. He is planning to spend time at MIT to work on better understanding fundamental interactions in materials from a theoretical perspective. “With this newly gained understanding and insight, we hope to improve all kinds of materials for challenges and demands of novel devices in the 21st century – ranging from cell-phones and computers to energy production and storage.”

Aging Re-Imagined symposium begins March 17

The symposium “Aging Re-Imagined” brings leading scholars, artists, medical professionals and researchers together at Wake Forest who will share insights on four key ideas that inform how we age, and how we think and feel about aging: Mobility, Mind (including memory), Mortality, and Meaning.

The symposium begins March 17 at 4 p.m. with a presentation by and Q&A with Liz Lerman, a famed choreographer known for her work with multi-generational ensembles to dispel the idea that dance is only for youth.

Following the keynote by Jay Olshansky at 6 p.m., the aging symposium resumes on March 18 at Bridger Field House with a full schedule of speakers and presentations. More information can be found here.

“Aging Re-Imagined” came about because of associate professor of dance Christina Soriano and her work teaching dance to people living with Parkinson’s Disease. As a member of Wake Forest’s Translational Science Center (TSC), she is one of many faculty from the biochemical, physiological, psychological, behavioral disciplines and the arts whose goal is to improve functional health in aging through research and academic training programs. Continue reading »

November 2015 comings and goings

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October 2015 comings and goings

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Proposals funded: Lachgar, Rejeski, Williams

Wake Forest chemistry professor Abdou Lachgar.

Lachgar

Congratulations to Abdessadek Lachgar, professor of chemistry, whose proposal entitled “Empowering Pakistani Women through Scientific Research, Technology Development, and Entrepreneurship: Waste-to-Energy Technology Development” has been funded by the USAID and by [subaward/subcontract from] National Academy of Sciences (WFU funding agency).

 

 

Jack Rejeski

Rejeski

Congratulations to Jack Rejeski, professor of health & 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).

 

 

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Williams

Congratulations to Richard Williams, Reynolds Professor of Physics, whose proposal entitled “Collaborative Research:ARI-MA: Realizing High Performance Inorganic Scintillators at Low Cost” has been funded by the US Department of Homeland Security.

Proposals funded: Griffith, Jayawickreme, Jurchescu, Rice-Jalloh

Wake Forest economics professor Amanda Griffith, Thursday, August 9, 2012.

Griffith

Congratulations to Amanda Griffith, associate professor of economics, whose proposal entitled “An Engineer Like Me: How perceived Similarity and Peer Effects Influence Major Choice” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Purdue University (WFU funding agency).

 

Eranda Jayawickreme

Jayawickreme

Congratulations to Eranda Jayawickreme, assistant professor of psychology, whose proposal entitled “Promoting Intellectual Humility Among Middle-School Students: Developing and Educational Film & Preliminary Intervention Strategy” has been funded by the Templeton Foundation.

 

Jurchescu

Jurchescu

Congratulations to Oana Jurchescu, associate professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Perovskite FETs for Electronically-Injected Laser Action” has been funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR).

 

 

K. Monet Rice

Rice-Jalloh

Congratulations to Kellee Rice-Jalloh, associate university chaplain, whose proposal entitled “Recruitment for Ministry” has been funded by the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE).

 

Proposals funded: Anderson, Carroll, Kiang

T. Michael Anderson

Anderson

Congratulations to Michael Anderson, assistant professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Spatiotemporal dynamics of woody cover in East African savannas” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

 

 

David Carroll

Carroll

Congratulations to David Carroll, professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Organic Thermoelectrics: the matrix composite approach” has been funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Texas A & M Engineering Experiment Station (WFU funding agency).

 

Lisa Kiang

Kiang

Congratulations to Lisa Kiang, associate professor of psychology, whose proposal entitled “Gratitude, Well-being, and the Decline of Materialism: A Cross-cultural Study of Character Formation in Children and Adolescents” has been funded by the Templeton Foundation and by [subaward/subcontract from] UNC-Greensboro (WFU funding agency).