Call for 2017 Jefferson Award Nominations

To honor current Emory faculty and staff members who have significantly enriched the intellectual and civic life of the university community, the Thomas Jefferson Award, named and endowed by the Robert Earl McConnell Foundation, is presented annually at commencement. For more information on the award's history and nominee qualifications, visit the award webpage. Nomination letters and CVs should be emailed to Tom Jenkins, thomas.jenkins@emory.edu, by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9.

Request for Applications for the Emory BIRCWH Program

The Emory Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) program is a selective career development program for junior faculty members interested in women's health research and/or sex/gender science. BIRCWH is accepting applications for its scholars program.

Each year scholars receive salary support to enable them to spend at least 75 percent of their professional time on research training and a $25,000 technical budget for research-related expenses.

To learn more about BIRCWH please visit its website. BIRCWH scholar application instructions and details can be found here. Applications are due by March 1, 2017.


Jan. 18: Diabesity (Diabetes-Obesity) in Latinos, An Emerging Epidemic

Beginning at noon in the Claudia Nance Rollins Building, 1518 Clifton Road, Room 1000. Guillermo Umpierrez, MD, a professor in the Department of Medicine and section chief for the Diabetes and Endocrinology Divison for the Grady Health System, will present.

Wednesdays from Jan. 25 through April 19: Compassion Meditation Course for Faculty and Staff

Each Wednesday for eight weeks, from 5:15 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., in the School of Medicine Building Room 170A. Professor Lobsang Tenzin Negi, PhD, will lead the free course, which is open to SOM and Emory Healthcare faculty and staff. For additional information, contact cbct@emory.edu.

Feb. 3: Seminar Series on Scientific Publishing, Publishing Perspective of an Editor and an Author

From noon until 1:00 p.m. in the School of Medicine Building Room 178P. Nadine Kaslow, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, will present. Pizza and drinks will be served.

March 20: Save the Date for 4th Annual Medical Education Day

From noon until 5:00 p.m. in the School of Medicine Building. Mayo Clinic Director Tait Shanafelt, MD, will give the keynote address and the event will focus on best practices for a culture of wellness and wellbeing in medical education.


Feb. 10: Pedagogical Strategies for Conflict in the Classroom

From 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., location to be announced. Ellen Ott Marshall, associate professor for the Emory School of Theology, will present. This lecture is part of a series from the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence (CFDE). Find additional information on the center's website.

Feb. 15: SOM Lecture Series, Building a Teaching Portfolio

From 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. in Woodruff Memorial Research Building (WMRB) Room 317. Learn about the critical parts of a teaching portfolio and how to put together a compelling packet for promotion. Learn more about the lecture series here.

Feb. 24: Clinical Research Boot Camp 101

From 7:45 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the Dobbs University Center Ballroom. This workshop is designed to provide faculty, staff and post-docs with a comprehensive overview of key clinical research components such as survey design, IRB, database management and other Emory resources. Register by Jan. 27. Access the workshop agenda here.

March 20: From Failure to Success, A Practical Guide

From noon until 1:00 p.m., location to be announced. Senior faculty from across the university will discuss grants they didn't get, challenges they faced when writing and/or conducting research, and what they gained from those failures. This will be a panelist discussion, including Carlos Del Rio, Sandra Dunbar, Carla Freeman and Gregory Waymire. Additional information about this event can be found on the CFDE website.


John D. Thompson, MD, died on Jan. 11. Thompson was chair of Emory's Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics for 25 years, from 1961-1986, and a faculty member for 36 years. He was born in Plains, Ga., in 1927. Thompson was the son of an Emory-educated physician, and he received both his bachelor's and his medical degrees from Emory. There will be a memorial service for Thompson at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church, on the Emory University campus Saturday, Jan. 21, at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive visitors in the church parlor in the church school building beginning at 10:00 a.m.