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WHSC News Releases for August 1999

August 9 '99 NSF AWARD TO FIVE GEORGIA UNIVERSITIES FOR NEW SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER A consortium of more than 60 neuroscientists at Emory University, Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Technology and Atlanta University Center has been approved to become one of five new Science and Technology Centers (STC) nationwide by the National Science Foundation. The NSF award will establish a Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, and is the only STC award given for study in the life sciences. Negotiations between NSF and the consortium on the five-year, cooperative agreement will determine the final award amount, expected to be...FULL STORY
August 9 '99 LOW VISION DEVICES FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM Emory Eye Center's Low Vision Clinic has the most advanced low vision assisting devices available for individuals with limited vision due to macular degeneration, stroke, glaucoma, cataract or other blinding disease. The Clinic's specialists are committed to helping each patient meet his or her visual goals, keeping in mind lifestyle and--because most low vision devices are not covered by insurance--budget. FULL STORY
August 9 '99 Patients Needed for Study on Age-Related Macular Degeneration Emory Eye Center is recruiting patients for a national clinical trial to determine whether laser treatment decreases vision loss for individuals who may be at risk for severe age-related macular degeneration (AMD). FULL STORY
August 9 '99 EMORY RESEARCHERS SEEK FEMALE SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS FOR PTSD TREATMENT STUDY Women over 18 who have experienced a sexual assault (other than ongoing childhood abuse) and continue to experience distress are being recruited for a treatment study at Emory. FULL STORY
August 9 '99 REPORT CARD' FOR HEALTH-RELATED WEB SITES POSTED ON INTERNET BY OFFICE OF HEALTH PROMOTION OF ROLLINS SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH "A reliable and valid instrument to critique the credibility" of health-related web sites proliferating like kudzu on the World Wide Web has been developed and posted on the Internet by health education faculty and students at the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University.
August 3 '99 RAPE TREATMENT STUDY:Emory Researchers Compare Psychotherapy Treatments for Rape-Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Survivors of sexual assault are often plagued by symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) similar to survivors of combat, childhood abuse, witnessing horrific events and other major disasters. FULL STORY
August 2 '99


SPECIAL NOTE: A reception for the Clinical Research Curriculum Award Program will be held Thursday, Sept. 16 at 5:30 in the Terrace Room of Houston Mill House.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has chosen Emory University as one of 35 institutions to receive a total of $7 million in grants designated as K-30 awards to improve clinical research training. The grant to Emory of $200,000 over five years will help support the new Master of Science in Clinical Research Program launched last fall by Emory's Schools of Medicine and Public Health.
August 2 '99  WHEN BUTTERFLIES IN THE BELLY BECOME BATS: Diagnosing and Treating Anxiety DisordersWe all get the jitters, but not all of us become so paralyzed with anxiety our daily functioning is affected. Still, the National Institute of Mental Health estimates anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in America (see the institute's fact sheet attached).FULL STORY

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