Daniel Kim-Shapiro, director of the Translational Science Center and a professor of physics at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., has conducted groundbreaking research about the health properties of beetroot juice for more than 10 years. He can discuss how the human body converts the chemical nitrite found in beets into nitric oxide to regulate blood flow, fueling athletes for peak performance.
To better understand why American parents report lower levels of happiness than non-parents, Wake Forest Professor of Sociology Robin Simon and her fellow researchers looked at adults with and without children in 22 other countries.
KyungMin Yoo, a rising junior who is majoring in chemistry, has been selected as Wake Forest’s fifth Beckman Scholar. As part of the Beckman Scholars Program, Yoo will spend two summers working on research related to wound-healing with chemistry professor Mark Welker. She has been working in Welker’s lab for a year.
Research shows the quality of the father-daughter relationship often has a greater impact than a mother-daughter relationship, says Linda Nielsen, Wake Forest University professor and author of “Between Fathers & Daughters: Enriching and Rebuilding Your Adult Relationship.”
Wake Forest University biologist Michael Anderson, who studies the ecology and conservation of African grassland and savannas ecosystems, will be bringing his work to life via Skype for fifth graders at Meadowlark Elementary School on May 12 and 13.