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Proposals funded: Brunsting, Benfer, Giles, Kim-Shapiro

Congratulations to Nelson Brunsting, director of global research and assessment for global affairs and programs, whose proposal entitled “Investigating Linkages between International Students’ English Language Proficiency, Social-Contextual Outcomes, and Well-Being at U.S. Universities” has been funded by the International English Language Testing System.

Congratulations to Emily Benfer, visiting professor of law, whose proposal entitled “Analysis of COVID-19 Eviction and Rental Housing Policy” has been funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Congratulations to Steven Giles, department chair and associate professor of communication, whose proposal entitled “A Coordinated Parent/Child Dyad Weight Loss Intervention: Dyad Plus” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract from) WFU Health Sciences.

Congratulations to Daniel Kim-Shapiro, department chair and professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “OMICS, Mice and Men. Development of Precision Transfusion Medicine” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract from) the University of Pittsburgh.

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Proposals funded: Bonin, Fanning, Parker-Moore, Stone

This is part three of seven highlighting proposals funded during the fall of 2020.

Congratulations to Keith Bonin, professor of physics and associate provost, whose proposal entitled “Chromatin mobility in response to DNA damage” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract from) WFU Health Sciences.

Congratulations to Jason Fanning, assistant professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “A human-centered mHealth approach to bringing improvisational dance to home-bound older adults to enhance social connectedness: Development of home IMPROVment” has been funded by the Retirement Research Foundation and by (subaward/subcontract from) WFU Health Sciences.

Congratulations to Dani Parker-Moore, assistant professor of education, whose proposal entitled “Collaborative Research: AGEP Transformation Alliance: Bridging the PhD to Postdoc to Faculty Transitions for Women of Color in STEM” has been funded by the National Science Foundation.

Congratulations to Eric Stone, professor of psychology, whose proposal entitled “Collaborative Research: Behavioral Consequences of Excessive Confidence” has been funded by the National Science Foundation.

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Staff and faculty milestones April 2018

See a list of staff and faculty milestones for April 2018:

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Dr. John (Jack) Ernest Parker Jr.

This announcement was emailed to faculty and staff on Feb. 20:

We are saddened to announce that John (Jack) Ernest Parker Jr., Professor Emeritus of Education and Romance Languages, died Feb. 18.

A Winston-Salem Journal obituary announced on Feb. 20 that a funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 21 at Centenary United Methodist Church.  Additional information is available here.

Dr. Parker joined Wake Forest’s faculty in 1950.  He retired in 1987.  During his Wake Forest career he taught French.  At one time, he chaired the Department of Education.  He was a graduate of Wake Forest, also.

We grieve Dr. Parker’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.

Wake Forest offers support and counseling services for all students, faculty and staff. The Counseling Center may be reached at 336-758-5273, the Chaplain’s Office at 336-758-5210.  For faculty and staff, there is also the Employee Assistance Program at 336-716-5493.

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Rallings chairs foreign language conference

Yasuko Takata Rallings, Wright Family Faculty Fellow and associate professor of the practice in Japanese in the Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures, chaired the 49th Annual Fall Conference of the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina in late October in Durham.

Approximately 700 world language educators from across the state were in attendance. Among the presenters were Wake Forest faculty members Mary Lynn Redmond, professor and chair of education; Mary Pendergraft, professor of classical languages; T.H.M. Gellar-Goad, assistant professor of classical languages; Alyssa Howards, associate professor of German & Russian; and Claudia Vestal, visiting assistant professor of Romance Langues. (Romance Languages).

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