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HELPS accepting applications for weight management program

Wake Forest’s Healthy Exercise and Lifestyle ProgramS (HELPS) is now accepting applications for the spring semester 2021 “Healthy Weight for You” program.

“Healthy Weight for You” is a free, six-month weight management program offered to full-time, permanent Wake Forest University employees.

Weekly group sessions will be held virtually via Zoom on Mondays from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m, beginning Feb. 1, 2021.

Program highlights:

  • Six months of weekly group sessions geared specially for weight loss and managing a healthy weight for you
  • Initial and six-month physical function assessments
  • Initial and six-month DEXA total body composition scans
  • Formal assessment and follow-up with a dietitian
  • Weekly food diary evaluations and feedback
  • Physical activity tracking and exercise guidance
  • Specific quality nutrient guidelines
  • Behavior modification and mindfulness

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Proposals funded: Banks, Beavers, Joshi, Mihalko

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

Congratulations to Tracey Banks, associate professor of legal research and writing and assistant dean for academic engagement, whose proposal entitled “HBCU Survey and Outreach” has been funded by the AccessLex Institute.

Congratulations to Kristen Beavers, associate professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Variable adaptive responses to weight loss in older adults (VARIA)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract from) WFU Health Sciences.

Congratulations to Amol Joshi, associate professor of strategic management, whose proposal entitled “Examining the innovative ecosystem during the COVID-19 pandemic” has been funded by the National Science Foundation and by (subaward/subcontract from) University of Oregon.

Congratulations to Shannon Mihalko, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Understanding and Predicting Fatigue, CV Decline and Events After Breast Cancer Treatment” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract from) WFU Health Sciences.

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Proposals funded: Carroll, Henslee, Lowman, Rejeski

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

Congratulations to David Carroll, professor of physics, whose proposals entitled “Assembly of Topological Qubits into a Register”and “Assembly of Topological Qubits into a Register – Phase II” have both been funded by the United States Department of Defense and by (subaward/subcontract from) Streamline Automation.

Congratulations to Erin Henslee, assistant professor of engineering, whose proposal entitled “KEEN Fellowship for Curriculum Development” has been funded by the Kern Family Foundation.

Congratulations to Lauren Lowman, assistant professor of engineering, whose proposal entitled “KEEN Fellowship for Curriculum Development” has been funded by the Kern Family Foundation.

Congratulations to Jack Rejeski, research professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Cooperative Lifestyle Intervention Program in Knee Osteoarthritis Patients (CLIP-OA)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract from) the Ohio State University.

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Proposals funded: Iltis, Rejeski, Waugh, Young

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

Congratulations to Ana Iltis, professor of philosophy, whose proposal entitled “Wake Forest Collaborative Application for an APOLLO Clinical Center” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract from) WFU Health Sciences.

Congratulations to Jack Rejeski, research professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Mobile intervention to reduce pain and improve health (MORPH) in obese older adults” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract from) WFU Health Sciences.

Congratulations to Christian Waugh, associate professor of psychology, whose proposal entitled “Investigating the neural systems that support the beneficial effects of positive emotion on stress regulation” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract from) University of Denver.

Congratulations to Kyana Young, assistant professor of engineering, whose proposal entitled “Community Engagement Boost Award” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract from) WFU Health Sciences.

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Proposals funded: Clarke, Gross, Rejeski, Zhang

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

Congratulations to Philip Clarke, associate professor of counseling, whose proposal entitled “Identifying Next Practices for Resident Engagement in Wellness” has been funded by the Mather Lifeways Institutes on Aging and by (subaward/subcontract from) Virginia Tech.

Congratulations to Michael Gross, associate professor of engineering, whose proposal entitled “Template-Directed Electrode Nanostructure Engineering” has been funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and by (subaward/subcontract from) Oak Ridge Associated University.

Congratulations to Jack Rejeski, research professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Molecular transducers of physical activity consortium coordinating center (CCC)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract from) University of Florida.

Congratulations to Ke Zhang, associate professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Investigation of multifunctional proteins that integrate packaging RNPs, RNA export, and translation” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health.

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