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Research Activities

Comparative Medicine's research faculty are leaders in the translation of basic science to clinical medicine.  We seek to promote and maintain a collaborative environment for scientists dedicated to understanding diseases and disease risks of public health relevance.

Research Spotlights:  

Research Spotlights provide a quick overview of our most current findings, along with links to further details about our research faculty and their activities.


Further Information:

Please see individual faculty home pages for more information about their current activities.

Comparative Medicine offers a number of training opportunities, including residencies and fellowships as well as a master's degree program.

Quick Reference

Comparative Medicine
Susan E. Appt, DVM
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Tel: 336-716-1637

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Wake Forest School of Medicine
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Winston-Salem, NC 27157
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In the Spotlight: Jay Kaplan, PhD 

Psychological stress is believed to disrupt ovarian function in premenopausal women and monkeys. Specifically, we have demonstrated in monkeys that the stress of social subordination causes modest ovarian dysfunction and results in precocious acceleration of coronary artery atherosclerosis.

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