WHSC News and Information

WHSC News Releases for July 1998

Jul 29 '98

Previously Embargoed
ACYCLOVIR HELPS PREVENT RECURRENT EYE DISEASE CAUSED BY HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS "Twelve months of treatment with acyclovir reduces the rate of recurrent herpes simplex virus (HSV) disease of the eye, report Emory Eye Center researchers and others in a multi-center study published in this week's New England Journal of Medicine. " Full Story

 Jul 27 '98
SMART COMBINATION OF MEDICATIONS MAY TRICK PANCREATIC CANCER "Cancer researchers at Emory University's Winship Cancer Center are testing a new treatment that may 'outsmart' one of the deadliest forms of the disease, pancreatic cancer." Full Story

 Jul 25 '98
INCREASING ORGAN DONATION AMONG AFRICAN-AMERICANS: Statewide Commission Established to Meet the Challenge "For the past two years, organ donation among African Americans in Georgia has declined, yet more than half of the nearly 900 Georgians awaiting lifesaving organ transplants are African-American. Nationwide, fewer than 12 percent of organ donors are African-American." Full Story
 Jul 23 '98 EMORY PATHOLOGY PROFESSOR IS NAMED NEW FULTON COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINER "Randy Hanzlick, M.D., associate professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, has been appointed the new Medical Examiner for Fulton County. The Fulton County Board of Commissioners made the appointment July 1 following the retirement of Saleh Zaki, M.D., a part-time Emory pathology professor." Full Story
 Jul 15 '98 VOLUNTEERS WITH HIGH CHOLESTEROL NEEDED FOR EMORY STUDY "Adults over 18 who have high cholesterol (with an LDL-C of 160 mg/dl or higher) may be eligible to participate in a study beginning at the Emory University School of Medicine. The study will compare the effect of two different doses of an already marketed drug." Full Story
 Jul 10 '98 PAIN RELIEF STUDY BEGINS AT EMORY "An investigational pain relief medication is now being studied at Emory University by pain medicine experts in the Department of Neurology."

 Jul 10 '98
BERNADETTE LEITE IS DOUBLY HONORED FOR HER GROUNDBREAKING WORK IN SUPPORTING YOUTH SURVIVORS OF VIOLENCE "For her extraordinary efforts in helping Atlanta youth who have been traumatized by urban violence, Bernadette Leite of the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University has been selected to receive a Jefferson Award for Public Service from the American Institute for Public Service as well as a 1998 11Alive Community Service Award." Full Story

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