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December 19, '00

MARCUS FOUNDATION GIVES $4,500,000 TO SUPPORT EMORY RESEARCH IN VASCULAR MEDICINE -
The Marcus Foundation of Atlanta will give $4,500,000 over the next two years to establish the Marcus Chair in Vascular Medicine and the Marcus Vascular Research Fund in the Emory University School of Medicine.
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December 18, '00

HHS SECRETARY SHALALA NAMES EMORY DEAN TO HIGH-LEVEL ADVISORY COMMITTEE -
Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Donna E. Shalala has appointed Robert R. Rich, M.D., executive associate dean of research in Emory University School of Medicine, to the new National Human Research Protections Advisory Committee. As one of 12 committee members, Dr. Rich will advise the secretary and other departmental officials on issues pertaining to responsible conduct of human research and protection of human subjects.
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December 18, '00

EMORY FACIAL CENTER TIGHTENING SKIN WITH ULTRASOUND -
Imagine improving your appearance by the stroke of a wand. The wand is an ultrasonic treatment head, and it works by delivering high intensity ultrasonic waves to the skin, generating heat that breaks up fat cells and tightens skin
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December 18, '00

FEBRUARY BRINGS EMORY MINIMEDICAL SCHOOL -
Emory School of Medicine and The Emory Clinic offers the Emory MiniMedical School Tuesday, Feb. 6, and it runs for four consecutive Tuesday evenings.
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December 18, '00

Antiretroviral Treatment Access Study Begins at Grady Memorial Hospital -
A clinical study seeking to determine whether a case management intervention will improve attendance and usage of HIV health care services by individuals newly diagnosed with HIV infection will begin at Grady Memorial Hospital and local-area health departments and testing centers on January 1, 2001.
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December 18, '00

MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON HAPPY, NOT HAZARDOUS -
'Tis the season for memories and merriment. Unfortunately, though, 'tis also the season for injuries and mishaps. Arthur Kellermann, MD, professor and chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, and director, the Emory Center for Injury Control, offers the following tips on how to make this holiday season a happy one.
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December 18, '00

VIRTUAL REALITY THERAPY PROVEN EFFECTIVE TO COMBAT FEAR OF FLYING -
Virtual reality exposure therapy (VRE) is a potentially efficient and cost-effective treatment for fear of flying; according to a study conducted by researchers at Emory University. The study is published in the December issue of Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.
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December 7, '00

EMORY EYE CENTER DIRECTOR AABERG RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL AWARD -
ATLANTA - Thomas M. Aaberg, Sr., MD., the F. Phinzy Calhoun Sr. Professor and chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology in the Emory School of Medicine, has received the prestigious Hermann Wacker Prize at this year's conference of Club Jules Gonin held in Taormina, Sicily, on Sept. 6. As recipient of the Wacker Prize, Dr. Aaberg also was the guest lecturer for the conference.
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December 7, '00

"ACCIDENTS AREN'T" PROGRAM DESIGNED TO TRAIN PARAMEDICS AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS TO HELP PREVENT INJURIES -
Emory University physicians are revolutionizing the way paramedics at Grady Hospital respond to emergency situations, thanks to "Accidents Aren't", a new pilot program designed to stop accidents before they happen.
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December 6, '00

Emory University OB/GYNs Addressing Growing Number of Hispanic Births at Grady Memorial Hospital -
More poor and disadvantaged Hispanic women in Fulton and Dekalb counties are giving birth at Grady Hospital, a growing trend that many Emory University OB/GYN doctors at Grady Hospital believe will continue for years to come.
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December 5, '00

RESEARCHERS DISCOVER NEW INFORMATION WITH VIRTUAL 3D CT SCANS OF MUMMIES -
CHICAGO - Researchers are taking virtual three-dimensional tours of Egyptian mummies, learning details never before available without destroying the priceless remains, thanks to advances in computed tomography (CT) imaging, according to an Emory University study being presented here today at the 86th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
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