February 01, 2023
Dr. Kathy Stitts was selected to chair the Academic Resilience Consortium. The consortium is an association of over 600 faculty, staff, and higher education students dedicated to understanding and promoting student resilience.
January 11, 2023
In August 2022 Winston-Salem State University celebrated its first in-person Research and Sponsored Programs Banquet since the Covid-19 pandemic. WSSU honored faculty and staff members for excellence in teaching, research, service, and procuring grant funding.
November 30, 2022
Winston-Salem State University ranks high on a diverse group of national lists, especially in the areas of value, affordability, and student success.
Here is a list of some of WSSU’s notable rankings for 2022-2023.
October 12, 2022
Winston-Salem State University has been awarded a $525,658 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) led by Dr. Fenghai Guo Professor of Chemistry to develop and utilize highly selective metal-catalyzed carbon bond formation reactions that will lead to an efficient synthesis of novel selenium, sulfur, and oxygen-containing heterocycles with rich biological activities.
October 12, 2022
Winston-Salem State University has been awarded a $30,000.00 grant from the Thurgood Marshall College Fund led by Dr. Karen T. Williams, Director of the A. H. Ray Student Health Center, to conduct rapid COVID testing of students who present with symptoms of COVID and testing of students who are exposed to COVID.
WSSU Awarded Funding for NSF HBCU-UP Research Initiation Award: Environmental Factors Modulation of Structure-Function of Biological Systems
September 19, 2022
Winston- Salem State University has been awarded a $299,835 grant from NSF led by Dr. Sarah Adjei-Fremah, for Environmental Factors Modulation of Structure-Function of Biological Systems.
September 16, 2022
Winston-Salem State University has been awarded a $139,594.83 grant from DHHS Administration for Community Living (ACL) led by Dr. Allison Calhoun, Clinical Assistant Professor Occupational Therapy to build a stronger and more resilient dementia-capable aging network in Forsyth County.
WSSU Awarded Funding for The Ellucian Foundation’s Progress, Accomplishment, Thriving, Hope (PATH) Scholarship
September 16, 2022
Winston-Salem State University has been awarded a $10,000.00 grant from the Ellucian Foundation led by Raisha Cobb, Associate Provost & Chief Information Officer Office of Information Technology to provide scholarships to students in financial distress so they can reach their educational goals.
May 18, 2022Winston-Salem State University’s Astrobotany Lab provides undergraduates with opportunities to work with NASA and shadow scientists and researchers at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral.
May 09, 2022STEM careers generate more than two trillion dollars in revenue, support 67 percent of jobs in the United States, and Winston-Salem State University is leading the charge to prepare the next generation of STEM leaders.
WSSU Center for the Study of Economic Mobility selected for prestigious Fair Housing Breaking Barriers Award
April 11, 2022What began as a “startling” revelation to Winston-Salem State University economics professor Craig Richardson five years ago has developed into a community-changing program that has been selected for one of Winston-Salem’s most prestigious community awards.
March 17, 2022Winston-Salem State University is engaging in an exciting new venture that will provide the opportunity for every student to graduate with both a degree and a business plan.
Two Winston-Salem State University students awarded American Heart Association’s HBCU Scholars Award
February 22, 2022Erykah Johnson, a WSSU senior, and Meghan Anthony, a junior, were selected for the American Heart Association’s Historic Black College and University Scholars Program.
WSSU Study Shows Minorities, Disabled Face Even Greater Health Care Barriers During COVID-19 Pandemic
June 30, 2021
It is no secret that underserved segments of the population … minorities and the disabled … face serious barriers when it comes to health care in this country.
A team of Winston-Salem State University faculty members – Dr. Tammara Thomas, Dr. Keisha Rogers, and Dr. Felicia Simpson – recently concluded research that showed those barriers were even more pervasive during the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 03, 2021
Winston-Salem State University’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation (CFESI) is excited to announce its partnership with local business incubator Winston Starts to sponsor a student to gain high-impact experiential training.
April 30, 2021
Students and faculty affiliated with Winston-Salem State University’s Center for Applied Data Science (CADS) presented their research on COVID-19, spatial justice, and other key topics during a virtual departmental showcase on April 6, 2021.
Partnership With Point Motion Will Help WSSU Occupational Therapy Students Engage With Patients Virtually
April 27, 2021
Winston-Salem State University’s Occupational Therapy Program has added a partnership that will help its graduates reach more people in an easier, virtual fashion.
December 16, 2020
As the first year of this new decade comes to an end, here’s a look back at some of the year’s most memorable WSSU news stories.
September 03, 2020WSSU has been awarded a $1.5 million grant funded through the UNC ROI to establish an applied data science center.
June 24, 2020
Winston-Salem State University has had a stellar year of grant funding. Over 12 months, more than $27 million has been awarded, bringing the university’s total portfolio to just over $51 million, in support of new and ongoing research projects.
June 11, 2020WSSU will receive $1 million from the UNC Board of Governors and the N.C. Policy Collaboratory at UNC-Chapel Hill to fight COVID-19.
May 08, 2020In a report recently released by Professor of Accounting, Economics, and Finance, Dr. Zagros Madjd-Sadjadi, and his students, WSSU proves to be a vital pipeline of economic opportunity.
February 27, 2020Dr. Mesia Steed, associate professor of cell and molecular biology at WSSU, discusses heart health and how she uses her heart disease research to inform others.
February 14, 2020Dr. Naomi Hall-Byers, a faculty expert in relationship formation and maintenance, sheds some light on the importance of healthy relationships and their effect on college students’ mental, academic and physical health.
December 12, 2019
The last decade has seen incredible milestones at WSSU. Here are some of the highlights from 2010 to today.
December 03, 2019
WSSU has received nearly $2 million in new grants from the National Science Foundation NSF that will expand research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students at the university.
November 27, 2019
The Spatial Justice Studio at the CDI has awarded $12,500 in grants for projects that focus on developing meaningful solutions to spatial justice issues in Winston-Salem.
August 27, 2019Through the program, up to four fellows will be selected and receive a stipend of up to a $2,500 to focus on developing meaningful solutions to spatial justice issues in Winston-Salem.
August 27, 2019Dr. Erin Lynch, who most recently served as a research director at Tennessee State University, has been named the associate provost for the scholarship, research and innovation.
April 09, 2019Stephanie T. Dance-Barnes, associate professor of cell and molecular biology at WSSU, is a recipient of the 2019 Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching.
April 08, 2019Want to get a feel for WSSU's Social Mobility Summit? Here are a few highlights from the speakers at the two-day summit.
April 08, 2019Two Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) students have been selected for the inaugural Undergraduate Social Justice Fellowships program
April 08, 2019Scholarship Day, set for Thursday, April 11, highlights the advanced level of graduate and undergraduate scholarship and research at WSSU and recognize the scholars who do the work.
January 31, 2019The Spatial Justice Studio at CDI has awarded $12,500 in grants for projects that focus on developing meaningful solutions to spatial justice issues in Winston-Salem.
January 31, 2019Report from WSSU’s Center for the Study of Economic Mobility or CSEM documents the opportunity costs of long bus commutes.
December 21, 2018The new year promises exciting changes around campus and in classrooms at WSSU. Here are eight things to expect in 2019.
December 20, 2018Faculty from WSSU and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts are partnering to create four interdisciplinary design studios that will tackle some of the biggest problems facing the region: equity, mobility, scientific literacy, education and environmental resilience.
December 12, 2018
WSSU’s Center for the Study of Economic Mobility has announced the selection of its 2018-19 faculty research fellows.
December 03, 2018
Dr. Melicia Whitt-Glover, who brings nearly 20 years of experience in health disparities research, has been named the executive director for the Center of Excellence in Eliminating Health Disparities at WSSU.
November 21, 2018WSSU is among 30 universities participating in the largest-ever study of sports-related concussions. The study was recently awarded $22.5 million in new funding from the Department of Defense and the NCAA.
October 22, 2018A record $2.3 million in new National Science Foundation grants will help to expand research opportunities for undergraduate students at WSSU.
August 31, 2018A new study estimates that Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has an annual economic impact of more than $420 million and generates 8,389 jobs in the Piedmont Triad.
August 24, 2018
A new documentary from WSSU's Center for the Study of Economic Mobility is shining a light on the challenges Winston-Salem workers face without a car.
August 09, 2018
A WSSU researcher is hoping to expose the 'freshman 15' myth and help college students avoid the weight-gain trap. She offers seven heart health tips for freshmen.
July 02, 2018The Occupational Therapy Department at WSSU is examining 3D printing through a new transformative curriculum project.
May 11, 2018Darren Absher, one of 11 to earn a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from WSSU this academic year, hopes to take the knowledge he learned will help nurse practitioners better treat underserved populations locally and globally.
May 09, 2018
A WSSU senior has been awarded a $10,000 fellowship through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration.
April 17, 2018
John Railey, the former editorial page editor of the Winston-Salem Journal, interviewed Morehouse Professor Gregory Price in advance of his appearance at WSSU on April 19.
April 10, 2018
Scholarship Day, one of WSSU’s largest academic events, highlights the advanced level of graduate and undergraduate research at WSSU and recognizes the scholars who do the work.
February 13, 2018WSSU's new Center for the Study of Economic Mobility was introduced to leaders in Washington, D.C., during the Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s Center for Advancing Opportunity (CAO) State of Opportunity in American Summit.
November 22, 2017
The two-year grant will fund the development of Weight Matters, an 18-week program that will provide complimentary health screenings, exercise classes, incentives for participation, and a small stipend for the completion of all required program activities. Researchers are recruiting now for the program, which will begin in January.
November 21, 2017WSSU's new Center for the Study of Economic Mobility has awarded $60,000 in grants to support four faculty/student research projects that focus on identifying the barriers to economic mobility in Forsyth County.
September 15, 2017WSSU broke ground on a $53.3 million sciences building during a ceremony on Friday, Sept. 15. The building is one of the first funded through the NC Connect Bond approved by voters last year.
September 11, 2017
Lacey Smith, a student in WSSU's Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program, attended an elite summer institute for future research scientists.
September 07, 2017
The Center for the Study of Economic Mobility will serve as a hub for faculty research, undergraduate student research scholarship and community outreach.
September 05, 2017
Dr. Stephanie Dance-Barnes, co-chair of the Department of Biological Sciences and associate professor at WSSU, has received the 2017 Inspiring Leaders in STEM award.
July 10, 2017
WSSU psychology students spent two weeks immersed in faculty-mentored research as part of a new summer institute.
June 27, 2017WSSU is one of 12 institutions in the nation selected for a four-year project that will help introduce more students to high-quality undergraduate research.
June 14, 2017Dr. Amber DeBono, assistant professor of psychology at WSSU is the recipient of the inaugural Karla Holloway Mentoring Award, which honors educators who mentor women and girls of color during the early stages of development as scholars and researchers.
May 18, 2017Members of Winston-Salem State University’s newest graduating class have new opportunities to go along with their new degrees.
May 17, 2017These three WSSU scholars are ready to become nurse scientist.
April 12, 2017Research uncovered by a Dr. Russell Smith, associate professor of geography, is helping to shed light on a growing trend of urban segregation among newly created cities.
April 11, 2017
A grant program from WSSU’s Office of Science Initiatives is helping support faculty-mentored research.
March 31, 2017
November 16, 2016
WSSU students wowed a crowd of more than 3,500 attendees during an international biomedical research conference, bringing home three top awards.
October 11, 2016
Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has received a $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) that aims to increase the number of underrepresented minority students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) graduate programs and professional fields.
September 30, 2016
Sixteen WSSU students spent the summer exploring as part of WSSU’s Summer Research Fellowship program.
September 19, 2016
More than 40 WSSU students are participating in an innovative undergraduate research program that partners them with a faculty mentor on a research project.
July 19, 2016
Tevin Taylor, an exercise science major from Rocky Mount, NC, has given it his all as a student at Winston-Salem State University. His hard work has paid off. He is among the first exercise physiology students to earn the honors designation, each working with a faculty member to complete a rigorous thesis project over the course of the last academic year.
June 28, 2016
Young Americans have gotten weaker – or at least their grip has – according to research conducted at Winston-Salem State University.