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WHSC News Releases for August 1998

Aug 25 '98 WINSHIP CANCER CENTER KICKS OF 1998-99 ELKIN LECTURE SERIES "The National Cancer Institute's director of clinical sciences will be the first speaker in the Winship Cancer Center's annual Elkin Distinguished Investigators Lecture Series. Edison T. Liu, M.D., director of the NCI's Division of Clinical Sciences, will present a lecture titled "Protein Kinases in Breast Cancer" on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 4 p.m. in the Emory University Hospital Auditorium. The presentation is free and open to the public. " Full Story
Aug 25 '98 PROSTATE CANCER SCREENINGS OFFERED BY EMORY HEALTHCARE "Emory Healthcare Section of Urology and the Winship Cancer Center of Emory University are offering reduced cost prostate cancer screenings. The screening exam will consist of a blood test for prostate cancer (prostate-specific antigen or PSA) and a digital rectal exam (DRE). The screening costs $10, which covers the cost of processing the PSA. Payment is due at the time of service. " Full Story
Aug 20 '98 HIGH HEELS & YOUNG GIRLS: TOO "SPICY" "Back-to-school shoe shopping this year means, for many parents of pre-teen and adolescent girls, finding a compromise to the trendy BIG heels and platform soles inspired by the Spice Girls, says Robert Bruce, M.D., a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at the Emory University School of Medicine." Full Story
Aug 20 '98 RITALIN FOR MOM & DAD? "Yes, Junior, your dad or mom may have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), too, say psychiatric researchers at the Emory University School of Medicine. The Emory team's 1997 discovery of aberrant cerebral blood flow in adults with ADHD -- verified with positron emission tomography (PET) imaging -- has enhanced knowledge about ADHD in general, particularly our understanding of how this disability affects adults." Full Story
Aug 20 '98 GO GIRLS! Obesity Prevention Project Targets Teens in Public Housing Developments "Go Girls is a nutrition and physical activity program designed for overweight African-American girls ages 12-16 that includes activities such as AFunk @ aerobics, AAfrobics @, step class, walking, hikes in local parks and working out at local fitness centers." Full Story
Aug 15 '98 EMORY EYE CENTER RECEIVES $100,000 GRANT FROM RESEARCH TO PREVENT BLINDNESS "The Emory Eye Center has received a grant of $100,000 from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) to support scientific investigations into the causes, treatment and prevention of blinding diseases." Full Story
Aug 15 '98 EYE SURGEON RECEIVES MERIT AWARD FROM RESEARCH TO PREVENT BLINDNESS "Paul Sternberg Jr., M.D., director of Vitreoretinal Surgery and Disease at the Emory Eye Center, recently was selected as a recipient of the Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) Lew R. Wasserman Merit Award." Full Story
Aug 14 '98  STATE OF GEORGIA APPROVES EMORY UNIVERSITY'S PURCHASE OF GMHI FACILITY "The State of Georgia has approved Emory University's purchase of the 42-acre Georgia Mental Health Institute (GMHI) facility located on Briarcliff Road within a mile of the Emory campus. Closing is expected later this month." Full Story
Aug 12 '98 PARENTS: Consider Enrolling Toddlers in Emory Studies of New Measles Test and Meningococcal Vaccine "Parents of toddlers between 12- to 18-months-of-age are encouraged to consider enrolling their children in studies being conducted by pediatric infectious disease researchers at the Emory University School of Medicine." Full Story
Aug 12 '98 CANCER GENETICS NETWORK TO INCLUDE EMORY "Emory University's Winship Cancer Center has been chosen to be part of a national network that will study cancer as a heritable disease and will address the problems and issues created by genetic testing for cancer." Full Story
Aug 1 '98 E. COLI: Questions & Answers Dr. Monica Farley answers questions concerning E-coli. Full Story
Aug 1 '98 NOTED IMMUNOLOGIST NAMED DEAN FOR RESEARCH AT EMORY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE "Robert R. Rich, M.D., has been named executive associate dean/research at the Emory University School of Medicine. Having responsibility for basic science and clinical research programs at the medical school, Dr. Rich will guide the unfolding of the school's new strategic plan for research. Dr. Rich currently is vice president and dean of research at Baylor College of Medicine, where he is also distinguished service professor of Microbiology & Immunology and Medicine. He will join the Emory faculty in September." Full Story

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