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Professor elected to Institute of Medicine

Wake Forest University Law and School of Medicine Public Health Sciences Professor Mark Hall has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), a subset of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences.

A Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scan measures body composition and bone density in different parts of the body. It is one of the many tools researchers at Wake Forest University are using as part of a new study.

Building stronger bones one runner at a time

A first-of-a-kind study by Wake Forest researchers will address why long distance runners, particularly women, are more likely than athletes in other sports to develop osteoporosis later in life.


So your doctor majored in history?

A new, rigorous Interdisciplinary Humanities Pathway to Medicine Program offers guaranteed admission to Wake Forest Medical School for up to five undergraduates majoring in the humanities or fine arts.

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After the Genome: Medicine, miracles, morality

Medical advances in biotechnology seem to be coming faster than the public can understand them or even discuss how society should handle ethical, legal and moral considerations. To spark the national conversation, Wake Forest has partnered with Baylor to host “After the Genome: The Language of our Biotechnological Future” April 12-13.


Breakthroughs in diabetes treatment: Better outcomes, lower cost

A new study by health and exercise science professor Jeff Katula, economist Michael Lawlor and a team of Wake Forest researchers shows promise for effective lower-cost diabetes prevention programs. The results appear online in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine.

Roman Nelson plans to pursue a career in health research or health politics.

Student co-authors radiology study

Wake Forest senior Roman Nelson co-authored a study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center that was published in the Journal of American College of Radiology.

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Making bioethics personal

The undergraduate and graduate students in Comm 370 spent the spring semester pondering a bioethics case study surrounding organ transplants and patient selection while also enhancing their communications skills by learning how to perform the material as a radio play.

Grace Wandell (left) and biology professor Anita McCauley examine a micrograph of a mouse hippocampus in the microscope lab.

Goodwill and good health

Grace Wandell first dreamed of becoming an international representative when she was 7 years old. Her aspiration has come true. As a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, she will head to Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, this fall to earn a Masters Degree in Global Health.


Tiny technology growing in N.C.

Nanomedicine, nanogreen and nanomaterials — Wake Forest University’s Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials is a leader in North Carolina’s growing nanoindustry and an emerging revolution.

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More exercise can help older diabetics

Professor Jack Rejeski finds that weight loss and exercise for older adults with type 2 diabetes will help prevent them from becoming physically disabled. The research makes the case for patients to not rely solely on support and education.