WHSC News and Information

WHSC News Releases for November 1999

November 1 '99 EMORY BIOSTATISTICIAN RECEIVES $360,000 GRANT FROM HEART ASSOCIATION A biostatistics researcher at the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University has been awarded a three-year, $360,000 grant from the American Heart Association (AHA) to study "Methods for Evaluating Noninvasive Diagnostics Tests." FULL STORY
November 1 '99 EMORY UNIVERSITY LEADS KIDNEY TRANSPLANT TEAM IN NEW NATIONAL NIH NETWORK FOR CLINICAL TRIALS The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has selected Emory University’s kidney transplantation program as part of a new nationwide network that will conduct clinical trials using new research strategies to improve organ transplantation. Emory transplant surgeon Christian P. Larsen, M.D., D.Phil, will lead the nine kidney transplant research centers within the new Collaborative Network for Clinical Research on Immune Tolerance. FULL STORY
November 1 '99 LOW-BACK PAIN:PATIENT EXPECTATIONS PLAY KEY ROLE IN IMPROVING SURGICAL OUTCOME Patients who expect pain relief and improved functioning after surgery for
low-back pain are more likely to have their expectations met than patients with less faith in their impending surgery, according to Emory neurosurgeon Gerald Rodts, M.D., citing preliminary results of the Spinal Surgery Consortium for Outcomes Research (SCORE) project. FULL STORY
November 1 '99 EMORY CENTER FOR AIDS RESEARCH (CFAR) SERVES AS COLLABORATING CENTER FOR UNAIDS PROGRAM The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has designated the Emory/Atlanta Center for AIDS Research a UNAIDS Collaborating Center, one of only six designated UNAIDS Centers worldwide. FULL STORY

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