This is part two of seven highlighting proposals funded during the fall of 2020.
Congratulations to Regina Cordy, assistant professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “A systems biology investigation of the interplay between gut microbes and blood metabolites in the development of malarial anemia” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Congratulations to Mark Curtis, associate professor of economics, whose proposal entitled “How Does Capital Investment Affect Workers?” has been funded by the Russell Sage Foundation and by (subaward/subcontract from) Duke University.
Congratulations to Christian Miller, professor of philosophy, whose proposal entitled “The Honesty Project” has been funded by the John Templeton Foundation.
Congratulations to Jack Rejeski, research professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Pepper Older Americans Independence Center and Coordinating Center: Clinical Research Core” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract) from WFU Health Sciences.
Congratulations to Shelley Sizemore, director of community partnerships in the Office of Civic & Community Engagement, whose proposal entitled “Forsyth County Youth Service Zone: Building capacity for youth leadership & service” has been funded by the Youth Service America.
Congratulations to Anthony Marsh, whose proposal entitled “Trial of Vitamin D Supplementation and Neuromuscular Function in Older Adults” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract from) Wake Forest University Health Sciences.
Congratulations to Christian Miller, whose proposal entitled “The Honesty Project–A Planning Grant” has been funded by the John Templeton Foundation.
Congratulations to Peter Brubaker, whose proposal entitled “Exercise Intolerance in Older HFPEF Patients (SECRET II)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract from) Wake Forest University Health Sciences.
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For a project sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation to address big life questions, professor of philosophy Christian Miller and assistant professor of psychology Eranda Jayawickreme were among eight professors from around the world invited to write essays addressing the topic, “Why be Good?” for a special feature on Slate.com.
In his essay, “Answering ‘Why be Good?’ for a Three-Year-Old,” Miller recounts a conversation with his three-year old son that leads to this question, “Why should I be a good boy?” Miller explores several possible answers including: God wants us to be good people, having a good character typically makes the world a much better place, having a good character can be personally rewarding, and having a good character is its own reward.
In his essay on “Can Adversity Be Good?” Jayawickreme explores current research and says “we should be open to the possibility that significant adversity can potentially build our character.”
Miller led the Character Project to foster new advances in the study of character and Jayawickreme currently leads the Growth Initiative, which seeks to understand how adverse life events can lead to positive behavioral and cognitive changes.
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The Wake Forest Professorship award is an endowed chair position and is among the University’s highest honors. The selection criteria include exceptional skill and sustained dedication in the classroom; outstanding commitment to student learning and growth beyond the classroom; a wide-reaching and significant record in scholarly and creative work; a sustained exemplary service to the department, the discipline, the College, the University and the broader scholarly community.
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