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WHSC News Releases for October 1999

October 14 '99 EMORY DEDICATES NEW VACCINE RESEARCH BUILDING With the dedication of its new Vaccine Research Building on October 14, Emory University underscores its commitment to world leadership in the fight to eliminate or control the deadly infectious diseases that continue to plague millions of individuals around the globe. The Emory Vaccine Research Center assembles a group of the nation’s most respected immunologists and virologists in one of the largest centers ever created to forge new vaccine strategies. To most young adults in America, diseases like smallpox, polio and yellow fever sound like exotic diseases of a time long past. These crippling afflictions are no longer a threat in this country because vaccines were developed to prevent them. FULL STORY
October 4 '99 NEUROCHEMICAL LINK BETWEEN CHILDHOOD TRAUMA AND ADULT DEPRESSION IS FOCUS OF $13 MILLION NIH CENTER GRANT TO EMORY A large team of neuroscientists at the Emory University School of Medicine has been awarded a five-year, $13 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health to support establishment of the Emory Conte Center for the Neuroscience of Mental Disorders. FULL STORY
October 4 '99 AS GLOBETROTTERS MULTIPLY, EMORY TRAVELWELL CLINIC REDUCES RISKS FOR THE ADVENTURESOME As director of The Emory Clinic's TravelWell and Tropical Disease Unit, Dr. Phyllis Kozarsky has heard it all. From Coca-Cola executives nervous about chills and fever during a far-East trek, to world travelers on dialysis, pregnant women traveling to remote areas of developing countries, illnesses among Delta Airlines flight crews halfway around the world, exotic parasites or leprosy among new refugees in Atlanta, Dr. Kozarsky is challenged by at least one new exotic travel enigma daily. FULL STORY
October 4 '99 WE DO 'FEEL WITH THE MIND'S EYE,' CONFIRM EMORY RESEARCHERS IN NATURE For the first time, researchers have verified that the part of the brain involved in processing the sense of sight is also necessary for the sense of touch. Results of an Emory University study confirming the role of visual cortex in tactile (touch) perception are reported in this week's issue of the journal Nature. FULL STOR
October 4 '99 HELP STOP OSTEOPOROSIS:Women Sought for Osteoporosis Studies at Emory Women are being recruited by Emory researchers to participate in studies testing medications for osteoporosis – the condition associated with brittle bones common to women after menopause. Three studies are being conducted by nationally known osteoporosis researchers based in the endocrinology division of the Emory University School of Medicine. FULL STORY
October 4 '99 EATING MORE FRUITS MAY HELP PREVENT AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION A dietary compound found in fruits may help prevent the development of age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), the leading cause of legal blindness in the United States, according to a recent study by scientists at Emory University. The research was published in the August 1999 issue of Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. FULL STORY
October 4 '99 COURAGE TRIAL: EMORY PLAYS PROMINENT ROLE IN ONE OF NATION'S LARGEST AND 'MOST SIGNIFICANT' HEART STUDIES One of the most ambitious efforts to date comparing revascularization (via coronary angioplasty) with "best medical care" has begun at 38 sites in the United States and Canada. FULL STORY
October 4 '99 NATIONAL HEALTH CARE ANALYST KENNETH THORPE JOINS EMORY UNIVERSITY FACULTY Former deputy assistant secretary of Health and Human Service Kenneth E. Thorpe, Ph.D., has been named Robert W. Woodruff Professor and Chair of the department of health policy and management at the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University. FULL STORY
October 1 '99

DATE RAPE: 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

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