The Research Education Core (REC) at Wake Forest School of Medicine promotes the development of future research leaders. It emphasizes development of skills for translating basic findings into clinical research, and clinical findings into basic research.


This core provides salary support and mentoring for early career faculty building an independent research career in clinical gerontology and geriatrics. 

Supported scholars are chosen through a competitive application process. 


The REC co-leaders are Denise Houston, PhD, and Stephen Kritchevsky, PhD. Dr. Houston is a national leader in nutrition and aging research with expertise in both epidemiologic studies and clinical trials. Dr. Kritchevsky is a national leader in aging research whose expertise spans the translational spectrum, from basic science to policy formulation. They have collective experience in research training.