Wake Forest University researchers received a record $16,486,711 during FY2016. For FY2017 a total of $1,586,943.20 million has already been
received and 12 proposals have been submitted.
Since May, several faculty and staff members received their first externally sponsored awards:
Dani Parker, Anna Julia Cooper Center and the Pro Humanitate Institute will study Confidence and Social Media Habits with funding from
Elle Magazine (Hearst Communications, Inc.
Grey Ballard, Computer Science, was awarded funding to work at Sandia National Laboratories on the project Linear and multiyear tech-
niques for data analysis. The funding was provided by the US Department of Energy through Sandia National Laboratories.
Fran Flanagan, Economics, received a grant from the National Science Foundation for Do Peremptory Challenges Increase Bias on Juries?
Ron Wright, Law is a co-principal investigator on this project.
In addition, Ke Zhang, Biology, received an NIH AREA grant, her first federally-funded grant as principal investigator. Congratulations!
Fall deadlines for internal funds are posted at http://research.wfu.edu/funding/:
Dean of the College’s Office, Archie Fund for the Arts & Humanities, October 3
ORSP, Pilot Research Grants, October 21
Story, Health, and Healing: A Symposium on Narrative in Medicine will take place from 10:00 am-4:00 pm on Saturday, October 1st at the Benson University
Center on the Wake Forest University Reynolda campus. Registration begins at 9am, and the symposium will close with a reception at 4pm. The symposium
is sponsored by the Wake Forest University Humanities Institute and made possible in part by major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities
and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This interdisciplinary symposium presents a broad look at narrative medicine. Rafael Campo, American poet, doctor, and
author from Harvard Medical School, will deliver the opening keynote lecture, “Cultural Competence: Poetry and the Importance of Voice in Diverse Illness
Experience.” The closing keynote lecture, “Art and Soul,” will be given by Linda Friedlaender, pioneer of "The Observational Skills Workshop" and Senior Curator
of Education at the British Art Center at Yale University.
"Inside the Encounter: Stories in Medicine," a plenary session featuring an improvised simulation of a medical encounter, performed by a team of actors and
including the participation of healthcare professionals, will take place during the afternoon (1:00-1:50 pm). Break-out sessions and workshops will be held
throughout the day. They will be led by faculty, staff, and students at Wake Forest University, Forsyth Hospital, and UNC Chapel Hill, and will fall under three
categories: narrative in clinical practice, curriculum and teaching, and honing practices of listening, observation, and storytelling. Also featured is a poster gallery
that will remain open throughout the day: "Show & Tell: Journeys Through Medicine."
Registration is well under way, so reserve your seat today at humanitiesinstitute.wfu.edu/shh-symposium-registration.
DH Kitchen and Humanities Conversations for Faculty Co-host Special Guest Speaker Todd Presner
This fall, the WFU Humanities Institute’s DH Kitchen and Humanities Conversations for Faculty programs combine to co-host a series of events on Digital Human-
ities Assessment. The first event is a talk on this topic given by Special Guest Speaker Todd Presner, Chair of the Digital Humanities Program at UCLA at 5:15
pm on Tuesday, October 18 in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium. Presner is a Professor of Germanic Languages, Comparative Literature, and Jewish
Studies at the University of California Los Angeles. Since 2011, he is the Sady and Ludwig Kahn Director of the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies. As mentioned
above, he is the Chair of the Digital Humanities Program, which offers an undergraduate minor and graduate certificate, and faculty co-PI on the "Urban Humani-
ties" initiative at UCLA. His research focuses on European intellectual history, the history of media, visual culture, digital humanities, and cultural geography. He
is also the founder and director of HyperCities, a collaborative, digital mapping platform that explores the layered histories of city spaces.
A dedicated team of faculty and staff have worked hard this summer preparing for classes to be
taught in downtown Winston-Salem beginning in January 2017! The Wake Downtown initiative
is progressing on schedule, and Building 60 will be complete this December. If you’ve spent time
near Bailey Park this summer, you have seen workers finish the north side of the building, now
named the Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education at Wake Forest School of Medicine. In-
coming medical students started taking classes last month and the space is beautiful and well-
equipped. On the south side, lab benches are installed and classroom walls are being painted.
Spring 2017 courses will be taught downtown for the new Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
major and Medicinal Chemistry & Drug Discovery concentration; faculty will also teach History,
Education, Politics, and Entrepreneurship classes in Building 60. A department chair for our new
Engineering program is now being sought, and engineering classes will begin in Fall 2017. Stay
tuned for regular updates this semester and invitations to events beginning in January!