September 22, 1997

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Arthur Kellermann, M.D., Emory University School of Medicine, received the Hal Jayne Academic Excellence Award from the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Kellermann began his career at the University of Tennessee, Memphis, where from 1985 through 1993 he served as Chief of the Division of Emergency Medicine. During this time he also served as Medical Director of the Emergency Medicine Department at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis and as Co-Medical Director of the Memphis Fire Department EMS Bureau. In recognition of his service to the state, Dr. Kellermann was recognized in a special Senate joint resolution by the Tennessee State Legislature. In 1993, he was recruited to the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University to establish the Center for Injury Control, where he serves as Director. In 1995, he assumed the additional role of Chief of the Division of Emergency Medicine, in the Department of Surgery.

Known for his research on handgun violence, Dr. Kellermann's work has established him as a leading international authority on the subject. His major contribution in this area has been to make this topic a legitimate object of the public health inquiry. He has also conducted important clinical research on a wide variety of subjects in emergency medicine. These investigations have resulted in publications on the emergency treatment of asthma, portable pulse oximetry, emergency department drug screening, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, defibrillation methods, and early diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy.

Dr. Kellermann has conducted research into health services utilization, by investigating access to, and use of, emergency services by the poor and unemployed. Recently, he led a multi-institutional Medicaid Access Study Group that examined Medicaid patients' access to outpatient care, resulting in a 1994 report in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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