Production Notes

catalyst SPRING 2017

Executive Editor
H. Jeffrey Swaim

Eric Whittington

Associate Editors
Laura L. Laxton
Bebe Kern Somerville

Wake Forest Baptist’s Office of Communications, Marketing and Media

CCL Branding

Lauren Carroll
Cameron Dennis
Tim Love
Robert Pawlik
Michael Speed
Wings Over Winston
University of Alabama/Bryant Museum

The Ballad of Jesse Meredith 

Bebe Kern Somerville

War, Polio and Family’s Selflessness Lead to Medical School

Laura L. Laxton

Heading Home: Nathan Roberts ’17
Eric Whittington

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Research Funding
Research reported on in this publication was supported by the following grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH):

Brain Changes Seen in Youth Football Players Without Concussion: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke grants R01NS082453 and R03NS088082; also supported by Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Routine Test for Kidney Function Proves Valuable for Stroke Patients: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, P30DK096493.

Brain Volume Predicts Successful Weight Loss in the Elderly: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute grant R18HL07644 and National Institute of Aging grant P3AG021332.

Acupuncture Reduces Hot Flashes for Half of Women, Study Finds: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health grant R01AT005854.

Scientists Report on Safe, Non-addictive Pain-Killing Compound in Animal Model: National Institute on Drug Abuse, grants DA023281, DA032568 and DA035359, and the U.S. Department of Defense contract W81XWH-13-2-0045.

Protein Identified that Restores Effectiveness of Common Breast Cancer Treatment: U.S. Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program Postdoctoral Fellowship, BC112023; National Cancer Institute Career Transition Award, 1K22CA181274-01A1; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, R01-CA131465, U01-CA184902 and U54-CA149147; and NIH Intramural Research Program.