Dr. Shively has been a member of the faculty for 30 years.
She is currently a Professor in the department of Pathology/ Comparative
Medicine and holds appointments in the Departments of Psychology, Physiology
& Pharmacology, and the Translational Science Institute. She is on the
faculty of the Sticht Center on Aging, the Program for Complementary and
Integrative Medicine, the Center for Comparative Medicine Research, the
Hypertension and Vascular Research Center, and the Office of Women in Science
and Medicine (OWIMS, formerly the Women’s Health Center of Excellence). Dr. Shively directed the Research Program of
the Women’s Health Center of Excellence, has been the departmental liaison to
OWIMS for 10 years, and a faculty mentor for OWIMS for 10 years. Dr. Shively
has mentored many young women scientists in training. Her mentoring activities
extend into the community as she has been a Girl Scout troop leader for a
number of years. Dr. Shively was recently appointed Director of the Office of
Women in Science and Medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine.
Dr. Shively received her Ph.D. degree in Psychology from the
University of California at Davis in 1983, completed a postdoctoral fellowship
at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, and was appointed to the
faculty of Pathology/Comparative Medicine in 1986. Dr. Shively won the National
Association for Women’s Health Annual Award for Excellence in Research, and is
listed in Who’s Who of American Women, and International Who’s Who. She reviews and consults for NIH, reviews for
numerous journals, and has been guest editor for journal special topic
editions. She has authored or coauthored
over 100 research papers, and taught Animal Behavior, Developmental
Psychobiology, Primatology, and Doctor-Patient Relationships, and regularly
lectures in Animal Models of Human Health, and Clinical Neuroscience.
Dr. Shively has devoted her 30 year research career to the
promotion of Women’s Health primarily through the study of nonhuman primate
models. Her research has focused on how
social stress, particularly that which
is associated with low social status, increases the risk of disease including
coronary heart disease, depression, metabolic syndrome, obesity, and endometrial
cancer risk in females. Her outstanding
research achievements include: 1) the
first experimental demonstration that central fat deposition exacerbates
coronary and carotid atherosclerosis in nonhuman primates; 2) the first experimental
demonstration that psychosocial stress causes visceral fat deposition and
subsequent atherosclerosis in nonhuman primates; 3) the first to develop a
nonhuman primate model of aging-associated loss of physical function; 4) the first to develop a nonhuman primate model of depression in
adult females; 5) the first to demonstrate that depressed female nonhuman
primates develop more coronary artery atherosclerosis than their nondepressed
counterparts; and 6) the first to demonstrate that commonly prescribed
antidepressants exacerbate coronary artery atherosclerosis in depressed and
nondepressed adult female nonhuman primates.
Contact Carol Shively
Ms. Barrett joined OWIMS in 2000 soon after
immigrating to the United States. Over the years, she has assumed
several roles within each of the OWIMS Programs, including serving as
Volunteer Coordinator for the Excellence Triathlon for 7 years
and onsite supervisor for the PHS-SSHP General Clerk for 12 years.
Ms. Barrett is the Program Manager for Faculty Development in the Office of Faculty Affairs and manages the OWMS Career
Development for Women Leaders Training Program, which began in 2008 and the Early Career Development Program for
Women, which began in 2014. She is a certified Master CIW
Designer and is the Web Designer for the OWIMS website, developing
and updating content and publishing the OWIMS weekly newsletter: Weekly Links & News.
Contact Natalie Barrett
Ms. Suggs recently joined the OWIMS family in September 2016 where
she currently serves as a Faculty Affairs Program Coordinator. She coordinates OWIMS Programs and works closely with the Women in Medicine and Science Standing Committee providing support for their initiatives. She serves as the Mentoring Program Coordinator for the OWIMS Women Junior Faculty Mentoring Program. Ms. Suggs also
supports the coordination of the Clinical Skills courses for the UGME program.
Ms. Suggs holds a BS in Business Administration from The University of North
Carolina at Greensboro. Her background includes office administration,
insurance sales and services, and financial sales and services. She looks
forward to assisting the WFBMC faculty and promoting the institution’s strategic
goal to Make this a Great Place to Work, Learn, and Discover.