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Highlighting undergraduate research

September 20, 2011  |   For Alumni, For Parents, Research, School of Medicine, Student, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

The work of 114 Wake Forest students was displayed at the fifth annual Undergraduate Research Day on Sept. 16 in the Benson Center. The event is organized by The Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Center (URECA).

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Toyota turns to Wake Forest

September 19, 2011  |   For Alumni, For Parents, National, Research, School of Medicine, Top Stories

Toyota Motor Corp. has tapped Wake Forest for a second time on a high-profile health-care research project. Toyota’s safety-research center has selected WFU as one of six research institutions to play a role in developing, testing and implementing its vehicle safety innovations.

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Faking it on the soccer field

July 15, 2011  |   For Alumni, For Parents, Research, School of Medicine, Top Stories

As the U.S. women prepare for the World Cup finals, a Wake Forest research group has reported that top female soccer players aren’t beyond faking injury to deceive referees and gain an advantage. But they don’t do it as much as their male counterparts.

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Creating a safer helmet

July 11, 2011  |   Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, Research, School of Medicine

Researchers at the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center said they have developed commercial smart football helmets that measure the force of blows to the head.

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Faculty member dies in bike-race crash

July 8, 2011  |   Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, School of Medicine, Top Stories

Erik Lie-Nielsen, a 35-year-old doctor and faculty member at the Wake Forest School of Medicine, was killed Friday morning when he crashed during a bicycle race that was part of the Highland Games at Grandfather Mountain.

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Teaching leadership

July 7, 2011  |   For Alumni, For Parents, Personal and Career Development, School of Business, School of Medicine, Staff, Top Stories, University Announcement, Wake Forest College

The University’s new Associate Vice President for Leadership Development, Evelyn Williams, envisions a program to teach students how to build and flex their leadership muscles — preparing them for careers in any field.

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Pfizer drug linked to heart problems

July 5, 2011  |   Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, National, Research, School of Medicine, Top Stories

A new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center shows that the use of Pfizer’s ChantixTM, a smoking cessation drug, is associated with a 72 percent increased risk of a serious adverse cardiovascular event, such as heart attack or arrhythmia.

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Scientists turn memory on, off in rats

June 17, 2011  |   Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, School of Medicine, Top Stories

Scientists, led by Sam Deadwyler of Wake Forest, have designed a brain implant that restored lost memory function and strengthened recall of new information in laboratory rats — a crucial first step in the development of so-called neuroprosthetic devices to repair deficits from dementia, stroke and other brain injuries in humans.

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School of Medicine names dean

May 27, 2011  |   For Alumni, For Parents, School of Medicine, Top Stories, University Announcement

Edward Abraham, M.D., the chair of the Department of Medicine and Spencer Chair in Medical Science Leadership at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), has been named dean of Wake Forest School of Medicine.

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Meditation can reduce pain

April 11, 2011  |   For Alumni, For Parents, Research, School of Medicine, Top Stories

Meditation produces powerful pain-relieving effects in the brain, according to new research published in the Journal of Neuroscience by Fadel Zeidan, a post-doctoral research fellow at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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