Research Archive


Helping college students find a way to belong

February 27, 2024  |   Research, Top Stories

Extroverts were more likely than introverts to feel a strong sense of belonging in their college, an important indicator of whether a student succeeds – or goes home, according to a new study by psychology professor Shannon Brady.


‘Hot hand’ is real, but there’s a catch

November 6, 2023  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

Fans and players both feel it in the gut when the “hot hand” shows up in sports. Something special is happening that can’t be explained. Cross your fingers the streak continues. Wake Forest economist Erik Nesson investigated the hot hand phenomenon using statistics from NBA […]


When facing difficult life experiences, study shows coping strategies matter

August 7, 2023  |   Research, Top Stories

A new psychology study shows the well-being benefits for older adults who approach challenging experiences positively. 


Can bone-strengthening exercises and/or drugs reduce fracture risk when older adults lose weight?

June 30, 2023  |   Research, Top Stories

A new $7M study will help determine whether a combination of resistance training plus bone-strengthening exercises and/or medication can help older adults safely lose weight without sacrificing bone mass.


$3M NIH grant will fund next steps of research on dance & brain health

February 23, 2023  |   Arts & Culture, Research, School of Medicine, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

A $3M NIH grant will help Wake Forest researchers take the next steps in nearly a decade of research that indicates dance can promote brain health.


High Performance Computing: Collaborations power research & learning

March 31, 2022  |   Faculty, Research, Scholars, Staff, Student, Top Stories

In a temperature-controlled room located in an out-of-the-way part of campus, rows of computers are humming, blinking and whirring in a High-Performance Computing Center called the DEAC Cluster.


Physics professor brings first NSF Special Creativity award to WFU

March 8, 2022  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

Physics professor Oana Jurchescu has received a rare and coveted National Science Foundation Special Creativity grant extension to take on high-risk, high-reward opportunities in electronic materials. She is the first WFU faculty member to receive this award.


Where mathematics and a social perspective meet data

January 27, 2022  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

New research by mathematics and statistics professor Kenneth Berenhaut, along with former postdoctoral fellow Katherine Moore and graduate student Ryan Melvin, sheds new light on some fundamental statistical questions.  


Keeping the weight off, treadmill not required

December 21, 2021  |   Faculty, Research, School of Medicine, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

Teaching older adults how to keep moving – and not necessarily doing structured workouts – after significant weight loss could be the key to keeping the weight off, according to research by Wake Forest University published online today in the peer-reviewed journal Obesity.


Two WFU engineering professors get water quality research grant

October 20, 2021  |   Faculty, Research, Student, Top Stories

Wake Forest University assistant professors of engineering Courtney Di Vittorio and Kyana Young, in collaboration with professors at two area institutions, have received a three-year, $250,000 Environmental Enhancement Grant (EEG) from the Attorney General’s office.

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