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Four Wake Forest University School of Medicine Researchers Win Awards

Four Wake Forest University School of Medicine scientists have been awarded research awards in basic or clinical sciences at the school''s Fifth Annual Faculty Research Awards Day to recognize their research excellence as either a new or established investigator.

Dwayne W. Godwin, Ph.D., assistant professor of neurobiology and anatomy, was awarded the New Investigator in Basic Science award for his research called "Uniting Space and Time at the Center of the Brain."

A. William Blackstock, Jr., M.D., assistant professor of radiation oncology, was awarded the New Investigator in Clinical Science award for his research called "Translational Research in Radiation Oncology: From the Laboratory to National Cooperative Group Trials."

Lawrence L. Rudel, Ph.D., professor of pathology (comparative medicine), was awarded the Established Investigator in Basic Science award for his research called "Dietary Cholesterol and Fat: A Path Through the Liver to Coronary Artery Atherosclerosis."

Curt D. Furberg, M.D., Ph.D., professor of public health sciences and director of academic program development, was awarded the Established Investigator in Clinical Science award for his research called "Does it Matter How Elevated Blood Pressure is Lowered?"

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