joined Emory in February as associate vice president and director of the
Winship Cancer Institute. He
previously served as the Minda de Gunzberg Chair
in Oncology and Professor of Medicine at McGill University in Montreal,
During his tenure at McGill, where he directed
the university’s comprehensive cancer center, he developed a clinical
trials operation that integrated research with five clinical trial cooperative
groups and more than 40 pharmaceutical companies. Cancer-related clinical
trials at McGill currently include more than 100 protocols at any one
time and are structured through nine multidisciplinary disease sections
throughout the center. He also helped develop new epidemiology and cancer
pharmacology sections and increased research space.
Leyland-Jones is known for developing
individualized cancer therapies and novel clinical trials. His research
interests are pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacogenetics
in oncology clinical trials; translation of preclinical models into the
clinical setting; biomarker endpoints in Phase 1 and 2 clinical trials;
and screening and mechanistic studies of novel targeted and chemotherapy
JO ANN DALTON, SON, Edith F. Honeycutt Chair of Adult and Elder Health,
has been named Distinguished Alumna for 2007 by Duke University School
SANDRA DUNBAR, SON, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Cardiovascular
Nursing, has been appointed to the American Heart Association Flu Task
Force, the Emory Heart and Vascular Center Board, and as a faculty counselor
of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Board. She is director of the nursing
school’s Center for the Study of Symptoms, Symptom Interactions,
and Health Outcomes.
CHRISTOPHER FLOWERS, SOM, is the first recipient of the American Society
of Hematology’s Amos Faculty Development Award. A joint initiative
between the society and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this award
aims to increase the number of minority academic investigators in hematology.
Clinical professor JAY BERKELHAMER, SOM, is the new president of the American
Academy of Pediatrics.
SAM GANDY, SOM, one of the world’s leading experts on Alzheimer’s
disease pathology and drug discovery, joins Emory as its newest Georgia
Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and director of Emory’s Center
for Neurodegenerative Diseases in July. He also will join the leadership
of the NIH-funded Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. Currently,
Gandy is director of the Farber Institute for Neurosciences at Thomas
Jefferson University and the Paul C. Brucker Professor of Neuroscience
at Jefferson Medical College. He is chair of the National Medical and
Scientific Advisory Council of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Woodruff Health Sciences Center CEO MICHAEL JOHNS and DEAN MARLA SALMON,
SON, have been named to the National Council on Physician and Nurse Supply,
a group of national health care leaders who are addressing the growing
challenge of nurse and physician shortages.
HANS GROSSNIKLAUS, F. Phinizy Calhoun Jr. Professor of Ophthalmology,
has been awarded a $75,000 Senior Scientific Investigator Award by Research
to Prevent Blindness. He plans to use the award for translational research
for the treatment of eye melanoma.
PETER JOHNSTONE, SOM, was elected president of the Society for Integrative
Oncology, which is dedicated to studying complementary therapeutic options,
such as acupuncture, nutrition, massage, and mind-body techniques.
ANDRE NAHMIAS, SOM, was honored at his 76th birthday party with the announcement
of the creation of the Nahmias–Schinazi Distinguished Chair in Research,
a gift from his colleague Raymond Schinazi.
CHARLES NEMEROFF, Reunette W. Harris Professor and Chair of the department
of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has been elected to chair the American
Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Scientific Council.
ARTHUR KELLERMANN, SOM, SPH, has
been appointed Associate Dean for Public Policy in Emory School of Medicine.
Currently on full-time sabbatical leave as a Robert Wood Johnson Health
Policy Fellow, he will assume his new responsibilities at Emory this fall.
CAROLYN MELTZER, SOM, William P. Timmie Professor of Radiology, has been
named chair of the Department of Radiology at Emory.
FRED SMOOT, Emory Clergy Care director, was recently honored by the National
Association for Children of Alcoholics for leadership in adapting core
competencies for clergy in addressing alcohol and drug dependence. He
adapted the skills for clinical pastoral education.
Physician’s assistant PAUL TAYLOR received the Continence Care Champion
award from the National Association for Continence. The award, sponsored
by Pfizer, recognizes accomplishments in research, enrichment of clinical
practice, and education related to incontinence.
KEN WEBER, CEO of Wesley Woods Senior Living retirement community, was
named 2007 Administrator of the Year by the United Methodist Association
at its annual meeting in March. The UMA has retirement facilities across
the country and carries accreditation authority for these facilities.
Weber has served Wesley Woods Center for more than 35 years in a variety
of administrative roles. He was cited for both his strong management skills
and commitment to ethics.
DAVID WYNES is the new vice president for research administration. He
comes to Emory from the University of Iowa, where he was senior associate
vice president of research and served in a number of administrative and
leadership roles, including creation of a clinical trials office and development
and implementation of policies related to conflict of interest, research
ethics, animal research, human subject accreditation, and research health
ARTHUR YANCEY, SOM, received the Jeff Clawson Leadersip Award for 2007,
given by the National Academies of Emergency Dispatch to someone who has
significant contribution to the emergency dispathc profession and who
represents the highest standards and pursuit of excellence
in research, education, management, or operations.
JINYING ZHAO, SOM, received the Elizabeth Barrett-Connor Research Award
from the American Heart Association’s Council on Epidemiology and
Prevention, based in part on her presentation on genetic factors behind
a widely used surrogate marker for atherosclerosis.
BRUCE LOGUE, 95, an Emory medical school graduate of the class of 1937
and an Emory School of Medicine faculty member for more than 40 years,
died in February. Known as a legendary diagnostician of heart disease
and a master clinician, he established Emory’s first residency training
program in cardiology at Grady Memorial Hospital in 1946. In the following
years, he trained hundreds of residents, fellows, and students in cardiology,
a specialty which he helped develop. He helped found The Emory Clinic
and served as the head of its medicine section for many years as well
as chief of medicine at Emory Hospital. After “retiring” from
the clinic in 1980, he went on to become director of Emory Crawford Long’s
Carlyle Fraser Heart Center, capping a distinguished career. Among his
many honors are the Master Teachers Award of the American College of Cardiology
and the Emory University Medical Alumni Award of Honor. The Emory University
Board of Trustees established a chair in his name in 1986.