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22 December 2006
Emory Winship Physician Earns American Society of Hematology Honors
Christopher Flowers, MD, Assistant Professor of Hematology and Oncology at Emory's Winship Cancer Institute is the first recipient of the American Society of Hematology Amos Faculty Development Award....    FULL STORY

22 December 2006
Peter Johnstone, MD Elected President of Society of Integrative Oncology
Peter Johnstone, MD, FACR, Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Emory University School of Medicine and director of the Cancer Survivorship Program at Emory's Winship Cancer Institute, has been elec...    FULL STORY

21 December 2006
Emory's Jinying Zhao Receives American Heart Association Research Award
The American Heart Association has presented the Elizabeth Barrett-Connor Research Award to Jinying Zhao, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor at the Emory University School of Medicine. The awa...    FULL STORY

21 December 2006
Emory Recruiting Participants for Atrial Fibrillation Treatment Study
Emory Healthcare currently is recruiting participants for a study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Watchman Left Atrial Appendage System, designed to prevent life-threatening blood clot...    FULL STORY

20 December 2006
Fuqua Gift Lays Groundwork for Emory Childhood and Adolescent Mood Disorders
Suicide is the third leading cause of death for American children and adolescents, but little is known about what causes depression and mood disorders in the younger population and how to treat them. ...    FULL STORY

15 December 2006
Emory Healthcare Joins ING Georgia Marathon as Sponsor and Medical Provider
Emory Healthcare has teamed up with ING as an official sponsor and medical provider for the inaugural ING Georgia Marathon, scheduled for Sunday, March 25, 2007. The 26.2-mile marathon and 13.1-mi...    FULL STORY

15 December 2006
Emory Sleep Center Expands, Moves to New Location
Sleeping on the job is usually frowned upon at work, but sleeping is the top job at the newly expanded and state-of-the-art Emory Sleep Center. Located on the first floor of the Wesley Woods Healt...    FULL STORY

15 December 2006
Georgia Partnership Demonstrates Need for Business, Public Health Collaboration
Georgia public health officials and business executives have established a successful partnership that provides important lessons about the value of government and business cooperation in addressing m...    FULL STORY

15 December 2006
David L. Wynes Appointed Vice President for Research Administration at Emory
Emory University has appointed David L. Wynes, PhD, as its new vice president for research administration, effective Feb. 1, 2007. Wynes currently is senior associate vice president for research at t...    FULL STORY

12 December 2006
Emory Center for Global Safe Water Celebrates Development Marketplace Awards
The World Bank's Development Marketplace recently selected two projects of Emory's Center for Global Safe Water (CGSW) as winners in its 2006 Global Competition. The Rollins School of Public Health w...    FULL STORY

08 December 2006
Emory Crawford Long Hospital Retention and Recruitment Nursing Awards Presented
Recognized for their outstanding commitment to nursing and excellence in patient care, eight nurses practicing in the medical surgical unit (Unit 71) at Emory Crawford Long Hospital were recently hono...    FULL STORY

08 December 2006
The Emory Clinic Receives Prestigious Press Ganey Award for Quality Improvement Program
The Emory Clinic is one of only six health care organizations nationwide to receive the prestigious Press Ganey Success Story Award, and the only medical practice group among the winners. Through ...    FULL STORY

07 December 2006
Annual Emory/Georgia Tech Predictive Health Symposium Features National Healthcare Leaders
A distinguished field of national healthcare leaders and biomedical scientists will participate in the second annual Emory/Georgia Tech Predictive Health Symposium Dec. 18 and 19 in Atlanta, offering ...    FULL STORY

06 December 2006
Emory Physician Receives Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology
Emory Eye Center ophthalmologist C. Roberto Bernardino, MD, recently received the Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The award recognized Dr. Bernardino, an oculoplastics s...    FULL STORY

05 December 2006
Technology Predicts Outcome of Child Heart Surgery
Georgia Tech and Emory University researchers have developed an innovative new technology that will help pediatric cardiac surgeons design and test a customized surgical procedure before they ever pic...    FULL STORY

04 December 2006
Emory Crawford Long Hospital "Preemie Party" Reunites Little Ones with Nursery Caretakers
They're often described by medical professionals and parents alike as miracle babies --- babies who overcome the odds of severe prematurity, and often illnesses, and survive. The staff in the Special ...    FULL STORY

30 November 2006
Emory Research Appreciation Day Recognizes Scientists, Features National Leaders
Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center will recognize and show appreciation to its research community on Wednesday, Dec. 6 with a Research Appreciation Day. The daylong celebration also a...    FULL STORY

30 November 2006
Emory Appoints Kenneth L. Brigham as Associate Vice President and Director of Predictive Health Initiative
Kenneth L. Brigham, MD, has been appointed Associate Vice President at Emory University and Director of its Predictive Health Initiative. Dr. Brigham has led the Predictive Health Initiative since it...    FULL STORY

28 November 2006
Emory's School of Nursing Names Susan Grant Assistant Dean for Clinical Leadership
Marla E. Salmon, ScD, RN, FAAN, dean of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University, announced the appointment of Susan Mitchell Grant, MS, RN, CNAA, BC, as the school's first Assi...    FULL STORY

21 November 2006
Jeffrey P. Koplan Named Paul G. Rogers Global Health Research Ambassador
Jeffrey P. Koplan, MD, MPH, vice president for academic health affairs at Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center and former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...    FULL STORY

21 November 2006
Emory University Presents Riveting Film about Man's Triumphant Life
An inspirational, emotionally gripping story of one man's survival and transformation in the face of AIDS will soon hit the screen at Emory University. The documentary film, "White Shadows," will make...    FULL STORY

21 November 2006
Patients With a Herniated Disk and Related Leg Pain Improve With or Without Surgery
A groundbreaking study comparing surgery to non-surgical treatment for people with herniated disks and related leg pain shows that both treatments help patients, but surgery may actually improve qual...    FULL STORY

17 November 2006
Emory Clergy Care Director Honored During Nacoa National Children's Forum
Rev. Fred Smoot, PhD, director of Emory Clergy Care, was recently honored by the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA) during its annual National Children's Forum. Rev. Smoot was...    FULL STORY

16 November 2006
Woodruff Foundation Gives Major Boost to Emory University's Strategic Plan
The Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, Inc. is contributing $261.5 million to Emory University to help the institution construct a model patient-centered health care system for the 21st century and ...    FULL STORY

16 November 2006
Yerkes Researchers Show Cocaine-Like Compound Is Effective In Treating Cocaine Addiction
RTI-336, a compound that mimics the effects of cocaine by inhibiting dopamine transporters, holds promise for effectively treating cocaine addiction according to a new study published in the early onl...    FULL STORY

16 November 2006
Dr. Michael Johns Named Chancellor of Emory University
Michael Johns, a nationally recognized thought leader in academic medicine who has directed Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center for the past decade, has been appointed Chancellor of Emo...    FULL STORY

13 November 2006
The Alzheimer's Disease Research Center of Emory University Will Hold a Seminar
The Alzheimer's Disease Research Center of Emory University will hold a seminar "So, if my mother had it...? The Genetics of Alzheimer's Disease" on Thursday, Nov. 30, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Nell Hodg...    FULL STORY

10 November 2006
Newly Identified Biomarker Detects and Regulates Spread of Brain Tumors
Researchers at Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute have identified a novel biomarker for brain tumors and have uncovered a potential role the marker may play when the tumor spreads or comes ba...    FULL STORY

09 November 2006
Marsha Lewis Joins Emory's School of Nursing as its first Associate Dean for Education
Marla E. Salmon, ScD, RN, FAAN, dean of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University, announced the appointment of Marsha Lewis, PhD, RN as the school's first Associate Dean for Edu...    FULL STORY

06 November 2006
Emory Eye Center Study Finds Laser Treatment Does Not Prevent Vision Loss for People with Early Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Low-intensity laser treatment, thought to be possibly beneficial in slowing or preventing the loss of vision from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is ineffective in preventing complications of ...    FULL STORY

06 November 2006
Emory Hosts Largest Display of AIDS Memorial Quilt in the Country on World AIDS Day
Emory University will host the largest display in the country of the AIDS Memorial Quilt on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2006. Sponsored by Emory Hillel, the display on the Emory quadrangle will inclu...    FULL STORY

06 November 2006
Emory's Winship Cancer Institute Appoints New Director
Brian Leyland-Jones, MD, PhD, has been appointed associate vice president and director of Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute, effective Jan. 1, 2007. Dr. Leyland-Jones is currently the Min...    FULL STORY

06 November 2006
Yerkes Researchers Pave the Way for Treatment of Retinal Degenerative Diseases
In an unprecedented animal research study, researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, and the Atlanta VA Hospital have used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to produ...    FULL STORY

03 November 2006
Alzheimer's Disease Diagnosed 100 Years Ago Today
One hundred years after the first diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) November 3, 1906, researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, are focusing on neuroscience, im...    FULL STORY

01 November 2006
Chimpanzees, Like Humans, Learn Arbitrary Behaviors Through Social Observation
Chimpanzees duplicate modeled sequences of arbitrary actions by socially observing group members, demonstrating the consistency necessary to create and sustain different local traditions, according to...    FULL STORY

01 November 2006
Emory Recruiting Participants for New Stroke Rehabilitation Study
The Center for Rehabilitation Medicine in the Emory University School of Medicine is currently recruiting participants for a study combining mental imagery and physical rehabilitation therapy to help ...    FULL STORY

31 October 2006
Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy is Effective in Rehabilitating Stroke Patients
Stroke patients who receive constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT)--a rehabilitative technique that restrains the less-impaired arm, show significant improvement in arm and hand function, accordin...    FULL STORY

30 October 2006
First Evidence to Show Elephants Recognize Themselves In The Mirror
Elephants have joined a small, elite group of species--including humans, great apes and dolphins--that have the ability to recognize themselves in the mirror, according to a new finding by researchers...    FULL STORY

27 October 2006
Dr. Michael Johns Receives Distinguished Achievement Award
The University of Michigan Medical Center Alumni Society has awarded the 2006 Distinguished Achievement Award to Michael M.E. Johns, MD, CEO of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center at Emory University,...    FULL STORY

25 October 2006
Atlanta Cancer Survivors Earn Scholarships to First Lance Armstrong Survivorship Summit
Cancer can sometimes bring people together. Three Emory cancer survivors who became friends through their shared experience will travel to Austin, Texas, next week to meet Lance Armstrong and attend ...    FULL STORY

25 October 2006
Pioneering Study Looks at p53's Role in Tumor-Stroma Interactions
Researchers at Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute have conducted the first comprehensive study of the role an important tumor suppressor gene plays in cancer development. P53 is known as a...    FULL STORY

17 October 2006
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Expert Speaks at Emory Crawford Long Hospital
The Emory Voice Center welcomes guest speaker Christy Ludlow, PhD, chief of the Laryngeal and Speech Section of the National Institute on Neurological Disorders and Stroke, to the first gathering of t...    FULL STORY

17 October 2006
Parkinson's Disease Impacts Brain's Centers of Touch and Vision
Although Parkinson's disease is most commonly viewed as a "movement disorder," scientists have found that the disease also causes widespread abnormalities in touch and vision--effects that have now be...    FULL STORY

17 October 2006
Bone Marrow Stem Cells Treat Recent Heart Attack Patients in Emory Clinical Trial
Patients who recently have suffered an acute heart attack are being recruited for a new Emory University School of Medicine clinical study using stem cells generated within the bone marrow to grow new...    FULL STORY

16 October 2006
Researchers Test Early Intervention for Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Researchers are testing a new method for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) they hope will help soldiers deal with troubling memories before depression, memory loss, drug abuse, and other ...    FULL STORY

13 October 2006
Emory Names Goodwin Assistant Vice President and Media Relations Director
Sarah E. Goodwin has been appointed Assistant Vice President and Director of Media Relations for Health Sciences Communications at Emory University. She began her duties on Oct. 9, 2006. In this posit...    FULL STORY

13 October 2006
Georgia Tech, Emory, Medical College of Georgia Partner on Nanomedicine Center
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Georgia Institute of Technology, Emory University and Medical College of Georgia (MCG) a grant to partner on a Nanomedicine Development Center that ...    FULL STORY

12 October 2006
Study Will Evaluate Effect of Antioxidants & Fish Oil on Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Emory Eye Center along with other eye centers across the country will be a part of The National Institutes of Health (NIH) nationwide study to see if a modified combination of vitamins, minerals, and ...    FULL STORY

11 October 2006
William H. Foege Is Awarded 2007 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award
The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases has awarded William H. Foege the 2007 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Award for Humanitarian Contributions to the Health of Humankind. Dr. Foege is a preside...    FULL STORY

11 October 2006
Emory University School of Medicine Faculty Member Elected to Institute of Medicine
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has elected Emory University School of Medicine professor Walter A. Orenstein, MD, to its 2006 class of 65 new members. This election brings Emory's total IOM membersh...    FULL STORY

09 October 2006
Dr. David Leach to Present "Formation of Resident Physicians: A Journey to Authenticity"
David Leach, MD, executive director of the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), will present "The Formation of Resident Physicians: A Journey to Authenticity," to Emory Univers...    FULL STORY

09 October 2006
Dr. Nanette Wenger is Editor of New Textbook for Physicians
World-renowned Emory University School of Medicine cardiologist Nanette Kass Wenger, MD, is editor of the new textbook, “Women and Heart Disease.” The book provides concise, practical and straightforw...    FULL STORY

06 October 2006
Emory Husband-Wife Duo Team Up to Write Book on Overcoming Pain
Two Emory University faculty members have written an easy-to-read comprehensive pain guide for patients and family members that explains and outlines treatment options for arthritis, back and neck pai...    FULL STORY

03 October 2006
Ruth O'Regan, MD Is Medical Honoree for 2006 Komen Atlanta Pink Tie Ball
Ruth O'Regan, MD, associate professor of hematology and oncology at Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute, has been selected as the Medical Honoree at the 2006 Komen Atlanta Pink Tie Ball. The ...    FULL STORY

02 October 2006
Progesterone Shows Promise as Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury
Emory University researchers have found that giving progesterone to trauma victims shortly following brain injury may reduce the risk of death and the degree of disability and also appears to be safe....    FULL STORY

02 October 2006
Brief, High-Dose Steroid Treatment Offers Extended Relief to Giant Cell Arteritis Patients
A new study offers both hope and a practical treatment option for patients with giant cell arteritis (GCA). Researchers from Emory University and the Mayo Clinic have found that by treating newly dia...    FULL STORY

22 September 2006
$36.4 Billion a Year: Cost of HIV/AIDS Highlights Racial and Ethnic Disparities
The economic cost of HIV/AIDS is far greater than previously estimated, and the cost is even higher for minorities, according to a new study that estimated the direct and indirect costs of the disease...    FULL STORY

22 September 2006
Bisexual Behavior Among African-American Men Explored by Emory Researcher
David J. Malebranche, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and internist at Grady Memorial Hospital, will explore bisexual behavior and activity among Africa...    FULL STORY

22 September 2006
Macular Degeneration Immune Studies at Emory Eye Center Receive $1 Million Grant
Emory Eye Center has been awarded $1 million from the R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation, to study macular degeneration. The grant will support the research of Santa Jeremy Ono, PhD, and the establishmen...    FULL STORY

20 September 2006
Emory Wesley Woods Horticultural Therapy Program Unveils 2006 Legacy Garden
Every eye, and nose, can appreciate a beautiful and tranquil garden. But, as Emory's Wesley Woods Hospital patients and employees will soon attest, gardens can also be an integral part of the physical...    FULL STORY

18 September 2006
Dieldrin and DDT Metabolite Found in Parkinson's Diseased Brains
Exposure to dieldrin and DDT--chlorinated insecticides--may increase the risk of developing Parkinson's disease, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society....    FULL STORY

15 September 2006
Three Emory Graduate Students Among 2006 Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Recipients
Three graduate students are attending Emory University this fall as part of the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Program. Teresa Velzy Bowers and Sara E. Drum, of the Nell Hodgson Woodr...    FULL STORY

14 September 2006
Researchers at Emory Investigate a New Treatment for Iraq War Veterans
Emory University researchers are embarking on a study they hope will enhance the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and help soldiers who are affected get better faster. PTSD is a seri...    FULL STORY

13 September 2006
Emory Leads AIMS Biodesign Summit With Universities and Biotech Industry
Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin and Georgia's 6th district congressman Tom Price, MD, will be among the officials presiding at the opening ceremonies of the inaugural American International Medical Sum...    FULL STORY

13 September 2006
Emory University School of Medicine Ranks in Top 20 Schools In NIH Support
New rankings from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) place Emory University School of Medicine 19th among all U.S. medical schools in total NIH awards support for the second year in a row, and th...    FULL STORY

13 September 2006
Progress Is Slow In Reversing Childhood Obesity Trend, Says Institute of Medicine Report
Government, industry, communities, schools and families have developed many initiatives to respond to the growing problem of childhood obesity, but efforts remain fragmented. Moreover, most of the po...    FULL STORY

12 September 2006
Emory Transplant Surgeons Receive Awards for Excellence In Translational Science
Emory transplant surgeons Christian P. Larsen, MD, DPhil and Thomas C. Pearson, MD, DPhil, have received the Roche Award from The Transplantation Society for excellence in translational science. The a...    FULL STORY

08 September 2006
Study Finds Healthcare Usage Significantly Altered After September 11 Attacks
A report in the September issue of the journal Biosecurity and Bioterrorism provides the most comprehensive picture to date of healthcare usage in the New York City region in the months after the Sept...    FULL STORY

06 September 2006
Renowned Geneticist Dr. Richard Lifton Delivers Mitch Lecture at Emory Sept. 19
Richard P. Lifton, MD, PhD, whose discoveries in the genetics of hypertension and other cardiovascular and renal diseases have helped pave the way for safer, more effective medications for hypertensio...    FULL STORY

01 September 2006
Depressed Patients Experience Excessive Inflammation During Stressful Situations
Individuals with major depression have an exaggerated inflammatory response to psychological stress compared to those who do not suffer from depression, according to a study by researchers at Emory Un...    FULL STORY

31 August 2006
Emory Hospitals Announce Retirements of Two Esteemed Medical Directors
Dr. Robert B. Smith III and Dr. Harold Ramos, two longtime physicians who dedicated their lives and careers to the service of others through almost a century of combined experience, are retiring from ...    FULL STORY

30 August 2006
Emory Neurologist Receives First Clinical Research Award to Study Familial ALS
Michael Benatar, MBChB, DPhil, assistant professor of neurology at Emory University School of Medicine, has received the first clinical research award of its kind to study new therapeutic approaches f...    FULL STORY

28 August 2006
Emory's Hope Clinic Presents Riveting Film about Man's Triumphant Life
An inspirational, emotionally-gripping story of one man's survival and transformation in the face of AIDS will soon hit the screen in Atlanta. The documentary film, "White Shadows," will make its Geor...    FULL STORY

28 August 2006
Chimpanzees Can Transmit Cultural Behavior to Multiple "Generations"
Transferring knowledge through a chain of generations is a behavior not exclusive to humans, according to new findings by researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center of Emory University...    FULL STORY

25 August 2006
Emory Clinic Department of Radiation Oncology Receives Outpatient Excellence Award
The Emory Clinic Department of Radiation Oncology has been selected to receive the inaugural 2006 Outpatient Excellence Award for Oncology Centers from Outpatient Care Technology magazine. The awa...    FULL STORY

24 August 2006
Non-Surgical Treatment at Emory Provides Healing Time for Heart Failure Patients
Emory University Hospital is the first hospital in Georgia to offer a non-surgical device that helps patients survive severe heart attacks, while also making those needing a heart transplant healthy e...    FULL STORY

23 August 2006
Debra Houry to Lead Emory Center for Injury Control
Debra Houry, MD, MPH, assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine, has been named director of the Emory Center for Injury Control. Her appointment became effec...    FULL STORY

23 August 2006
Emory University Hospital Receives Certification for Stroke Center
Emory University Hospital (EUH) has been awarded Primary Stroke Center Certification for its rapid response in diagnosing and treating stroke patients using a multi-specialty approach, and for its exc...    FULL STORY

23 August 2006
Emory Internist is Co-Editor of Special Journal Issue on Health Literacy
Health literacy expert Sunil Kripalani, MD, MSc, assistant professor in the Division of General Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine and internist at Grady Memorial Hospital, is feature...    FULL STORY

21 August 2006
Director of Emory Facial Center Chosen As Top Surgeon
Seth A. Yellin, MD, director of Emory Facial Center and chief of Facial Plastic Surgery for Emory Healthcare, has been added to the Consumers' Research Council of America's 'Guide to America's Top Sur...    FULL STORY

21 August 2006
Molecular Switch May Turn Off Immune Cells That Target HIV
One of the primary mysteries of the AIDS epidemic--why the immune system is unable to control HIV infection--may have been solved by an international research collaborative. In an upcoming issue of Na...    FULL STORY

18 August 2006
Let's Get Fit, Kids! Program Encourages Obese Children to Achieve Better Health
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the prevalence of obesity has quadrupled among boys and girls ages 6 to 11 over the past 25 years. Obesity is especially common among...    FULL STORY

17 August 2006
First Frameless Radiosurgery Treatment for Brain Tumors Performed at Emory Winship Cancer
Emory University radiation oncologists recently performed the first frameless radiosurgery brain tumor treatment in Georgia. This state-of-the-art treatment enables physicians to accurately position ...    FULL STORY

17 August 2006
Emory's Public Health Nursing Students Ready for Hurricane Season
Emory nursing students trained in emergency preparedness will enter the nursing workforce just in time for the height of hurricane season. This month these students completed their master's degrees i...    FULL STORY

15 August 2006
Emory Medical Experts Address Current Healthcare Issues in Video Editorials
This month, three Emory University medical experts share their views on current healthcare industry issues in a series of web video editorials in Medscape General Medicine (MedGenMed) on Medsca...    FULL STORY

11 August 2006
American Psychological Association Honors Yerkes Researcher
Michael Davis, PhD, a leading neuroscientist at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center of Emory University, has been selected as a recipient of the 2006 American Psychological Association (APA) D...    FULL STORY

10 August 2006
Susan Mitchell Grant Returns to Emory Healthcare as New Chief Nursing Officer
Susan Mitchell Grant, a career nurse and administrator with more than 20 years of experience, has been named chief nursing officer for Emory Healthcare. She begins her post August 24. Most recently...    FULL STORY

10 August 2006
Emory Scientists Develop New Map of Genetic Variation in Human Genome
Emory University scientists have identified and created a map of more than 400,000 insertions and deletions (INDELs) in the human genome that signal a little-explored type of genetic difference among ...    FULL STORY

10 August 2006
Vaccine Leader Named Executive Director of Emory Vaccine Center's Hope Clinic
The Hope Clinic of the Emory Vaccine Center has appointed Mark J. Mulligan, MD, an internationally recognized leader in vaccine clinical trials, as Executive Director. Dr. Mulligan will also serve as...    FULL STORY

09 August 2006
Emory-Authored Textbook Addresses School Environmental Health and Safety
Many parents think of schools as safe havens for their children. But for millions of children, structural problems at schools, chemical exposures, unsafe play areas, travel to and from school, and eve...    FULL STORY

07 August 2006
Arthur Kellermann Named Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow
Arthur Kellermann, MD, MPH, professor and chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, has been named a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow for 2006-2007. H...    FULL STORY

07 August 2006
New Administrative Appointments Named for Budd Terrace at Emory Wesley Woods
New administrative appointments have been announced for Budd Terrace at Emory Wesley Woods Center. Janis Prince has been named interim administrator while a search is underway for a permanent...    FULL STORY

04 August 2006
Komen Grant Helps Emory Provide Genetic Counseling and Testing for Under-insured Patients
The Emory University Cancer Genetics Program has received a $50,000 grant from the Greater Atlanta Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation to provide genetic testing and counseling for patients at ...    FULL STORY

04 August 2006
Acworth Family Plans Fundraiser to Benefit Emory University's Metabolic Nutrition Clinic
No one knows better than Jessica Godfrey how fortunate her 18-month-old son, Conner, is. Born in February 2005 with Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD), a rare, inherited metabolic disorder that affects...    FULL STORY

01 August 2006
Emory Physician-Researcher Named to Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS
David J. Malebranche, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the Division of General Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and internist at Grady Memorial Hospital, has been named to the Presidenti...    FULL STORY

31 July 2006
Emory Names Molter Associate Vice President for Health Sciences Communications
Jeffrey L. Molter began his new role as Associate Vice President for Health Sciences Communications at Emory University on July 24, 2006. In this position, he is responsible for overseeing publication...    FULL STORY

28 July 2006
Gates Foundation Awards Emory University Scientists $4.5 Million For HIV Vaccine Research
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded Emory University vaccine researchers Rafi Ahmed, PhD, and Bali Pulendran, PhD, approximately $4.5 million as part of the Gates Collaboration for AIDS Va...    FULL STORY

27 July 2006
Emory Eye Center Research Contributes to FDA Approval of New Treatment
Emory Eye Center retina specialists participated in clinical trials that have concluded a new drug holds hope in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Clinical trials at Emory and t...    FULL STORY

25 July 2006
Minimally Invasive Technology for Chronic Sinusitis Gives Emory Doctors New Options
Anyone who suffers from chronic sinusitis knows the pain can be relentless and debilitating. John DelGaudio, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at Emory University School of M...    FULL STORY

14 July 2006
Kenneth Hepburn Joins Emory School of Nursing as Associate Dean for Research
Marla E. Salmon, ScD, RN, FAAN, dean of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University, announced the appointment of Kenneth Hepburn, PhD, as the school's first Associate Dean for Res...    FULL STORY

14 July 2006
Distinguished Professor, Sue Donaldson, Joins Emory School of Nursing
Marla E. Salmon, ScD, RN, FAAN, dean of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University, announced the appointment of Sue K. Donaldson, PhD, RN, FAAN, as Distinguished Professor of Nur...    FULL STORY

13 July 2006
Raloxifene Has No Effect on Women's Heart Attacks But Reduces Breast Cancer Risk
The drug raloxifene, currently marketed in the United States as Evista for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, had no significant effect on coronary events in a place...    FULL STORY

11 July 2006
Emory Crawford Long Hospital One of First in Georgia to Offer New PVD Treatment
Emory Crawford Long Hospital is one of the first hospitals in the state to offer a new technology to treat patients with clogged arteries in the lower legs and feet--a condition known as peripheral va...    FULL STORY

11 July 2006
Longtime Emory Hospitals Nurse Administrator, Educator Announces Retirement
Longtime nursing administrator and educator Alice Vautier, RN, EdD, has announced her retirement from Emory Hospitals. Her departure is effective Friday, July 14, 2006. Dr. Vautier, who has serve...    FULL STORY

11 July 2006
Emory School of Medicine Names 'Glycomics' Expert As New Chair of Biochemistry
Emory University School of Medicine has named Richard D. Cummings, PhD, a nationally recognized expert in the emerging research field of 'glycomics,' as the new chair of the Department of Biochemistry...    FULL STORY

07 July 2006
U.S. News & World Report Ranks Emory Among Nation's Top Hospitals
Emory University Hospital has once again joined the prestigious ranks of America's top medical institutions in the 17th annual U.S. News & World Report guide to "America's Best Hospitals." Emory ra...    FULL STORY

06 July 2006
Emory Professors Receive 2006 Albert E. Levy Scientific Research Award
Marc I. Chimowitz, MD, professor of neurology at the Emory University School of Medicine, and William G. Kelly, PhD, assistant professor of biology in Emory College and the Graduate School of Arts and...    FULL STORY

06 July 2006
Emory School of Medicine Welcomes High Schoolers to Summer Science Academy
High school students interested in discovering and understanding more about the wonders of science are busy honing their scientific curiosity in the Summer Science Academy on Emory University's campus...    FULL STORY

06 July 2006
New Mason Transplant Outpatient Clinic Opens Its Doors at The Emory Clinic
The Emory Transplant Center has been awarded a $1.8 million grant from the Carlos and Marguerite Mason Trust, administered by Wachovia Trust, to fund the Mason Outpatient Transplant Clinic. The Mason ...    FULL STORY

05 July 2006
Emory Nurse Practitioner Program Poised to Address Emergency Department Crisis
According to a recently released report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the nation's emergency departments (ED) are at the breaking point. The report describes a national crisis where ED patients...    FULL STORY

05 July 2006
Community Partnerships Aimed at Juvenile Gun Violence Helped Cut City Homicides
A partnership among police, health care workers and the community to reduce juvenile gun violence in the 1990s in the City of Atlanta may have played a role in the recent decline in the city's rate of...    FULL STORY

29 June 2006
Researchers at Emory Will Investigate a New Treatment for Iraq War Veterans with PTSD
Emory University researchers will embark on a study they hope will enhance the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and help soldiers who are affected get better faster. The risk for PT...    FULL STORY

29 June 2006
Link Between Developmental Exposure to Pesticide and Increased Risk of Parkinson's Disease
A team of Emory University researchers has found a connection in laboratory mice between developmental exposure to the pesticide dieldrin (now banned from use) during gestation and lactation and an i...    FULL STORY

29 June 2006
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory School of Medicine Open New Clinic
In the next two months, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine will collaborate to officially open a new clinic for 22q11 deletion syndrome (DS) patients: The Southea...    FULL STORY

23 June 2006
Emory Healthcare Recognizes 2006 Unsung Heroes
Eighty-four Emory Healthcare nursing assistive staff members have been named "2006 Unsung Heroes" for outstanding care. Each nominee was invited to attend the 2006 Rosalynn Carter Institute (RCI) Care...    FULL STORY

20 June 2006
Yerkes Researchers Find New Drug Target for Addiction and Appetite Regulation
Paving the way for a new class of drugs to target addiction and obesity, researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center of Emory University have discovered a key receptor for a brain chemi...    FULL STORY

16 June 2006
Emory Geneticists Play Leading Role at National Fragile X Conference in Atlanta
Geneticists from Emory University School of Medicine will play leading roles in the upcoming National Fragile X Foundation's 10th International Fragile X Conference, July 19-23 at the Omni Hotel at CN...    FULL STORY

15 June 2006
Emory Eye Center Researchers Awarded NEI Grant to Study Drug Delivery to the Eye
Emory Eye Center's Director of Research, Henry F. Edelhauser, PhD, along with a team of co-principal investigators from the Eye Center and three other institutions, have been awarded an R-24 grant by ...    FULL STORY

15 June 2006
Emory Nurse Earns Grant to Study Cancer Support Network for African-Americans
In an effort to develop better support systems for older African American cancer patients, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a three-year grant to Jill B. Hamilton, RN, PhD, assistan...    FULL STORY

14 June 2006
Patients With History of Cancer at Increased Risk for Sepsis
Hospitalized patients with a history of cancer are at a ten-fold increased risk of acquiring and subsequently dying from sepsis-- a severe immune response to an infection--compared to hospitalized pat...    FULL STORY

13 June 2006
Cross-Country Bicycle 'Yes Ride' Will Benefit the Emory Vaccine Center
A group of college students are saying "yes" to their favorite humanitarian organizations and traveling across the United States on bicycles in an effort to end global poverty and suffering in the wor...    FULL STORY

08 June 2006
Emory Board of Trustees Accepts Feasibility Study for New Hospital
Emory trustees have formally accepted the results of a nine-month feasibility study on proposed replacement facilities for the current Emory Hospital and Emory Clinic. Following the recommendation of ...    FULL STORY

07 June 2006
Center for Global Safe Water Wins World Bank's Development Marketplace Awards
The World Bank's Development Marketplace recently selected two projects of the Center for Global Safe Water (CGSW) as winners in its 2006 Global Competition. The winning proposals are for collaborativ...    FULL STORY

01 June 2006
Emory Nursing Students Provide Health Care for Migrant Farm Workers & Families
More than 1,000 migrant farm workers and their families will receive much needed health care from June 12-23 through the Farm Worker Family Health Project, an annual program coordinated by Emory Unive...    FULL STORY

01 June 2006
'Reitsma's Relievers' Pitches in for Kids in Need
Chris Reitsma and friends will come together for "A Night at the Ball Park," June 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the historic 755 Club at Turner Field. The event launches Chris' Locker, a program benefit...    FULL STORY

01 June 2006
Research Suggests Cause of Neurodegeneration in Huntington's Disease
The severe neurodegeneration associated with Huntington's disease may result from molecular mutations that block the transport of nutrients within cells. Findings from the Emory University School of ...    FULL STORY

25 May 2006
Emory Internist Says Respect for Patients is Key to Medical Professionalism
In an article published earlier this month in Academic Medicine, William T. Branch, Jr., MD, Carter Smith Sr. professor of medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine and director of the Divis...    FULL STORY

25 May 2006
Public Broadcasting Features Emory Experts In 25th Anniversary of AIDS Coverage
Emory University HIV/AIDS experts are playing leading roles in Georgia Public Broadcasting's (GPB) programming related to the 25th anniversary of the first diagnosed case of AIDS. GPB, along with oth...    FULL STORY

25 May 2006
Emory's RB Picnic Promises a Heartwarming Celebration of Life
The eighth annual RB Picnic, coordinated by the Emory Eye Center, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at WD Thompson Park, off Mason Mill Road in Decatur. This very special event ...    FULL STORY

25 May 2006
Johnstone Elected to American College of Radiology Fellowship
Peter A.S. Johnstone, MD, professor of radiation oncology and hematology/oncology at the Emory University School of Medicine, has been inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Radiology (ACR). ...    FULL STORY

23 May 2006
Emory Medical Dean Thomas Lawley Receives Dermatology Society Award
Thomas J. Lawley, MD, dean of the Emory University School of Medicine and professor of dermatology, recently received the 2006 Stephen Rothman Memorial Award from the Society for Investigative Dermato...    FULL STORY

23 May 2006
Dr. Michael Johns Receives 2006 Charles R. Hatcher Jr., MD Award
Michael M.E. Johns, MD, executive vice president for Health Affairs at Emory University, CEO of the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center, and chairman of Emory Healthcare, is the 2006 recipient o...    FULL STORY

19 May 2006
Emory Infection Control Director Part of WHO Pandemic Planning Group
Emory Healthcare Infection Control Director Betsy Hackman recently was one of a select group invited to join a World Health Organization panel in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss a rapid response strat...    FULL STORY

19 May 2006
New Ultrasound Technology at Emory Reduces Scan Times, Provides Clearer Images
The Emory Clinic now offers patients access to Volume Imaging Protocol (VIP) ultrasound service, which significantly reduces patient wait times, while providing more detailed imaging for radiology spe...    FULL STORY

19 May 2006
Emory University Hospital Named Among Nation's Top for Performance Improvement
Emory University Hospital has been named one of the nation's top hospitals for performance improvement by Evanston, Ill.-based Solucient, the nation's leading source of healthcare information products...    FULL STORY

16 May 2006
Exhibit Celebrating Women Physicians Honors Emory's Dr. Wenger and Dr. Mercado
Nanette Wenger, MD, professor of medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, and chief of cardiology at Grady Memorial Hospital, and Flavia Mercado, MD, assistant prof...    FULL STORY

11 May 2006
Emory Neuroscientist Kerry Ressler Receives Prestigious Burroughs Wellcome Award
Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Emory University School of Medicine, the Yerkes National Primate Research Center and the Center for Behavioral Neur...    FULL STORY

11 May 2006
Action Cycling 200 Bike Ride Benefits AIDS Vaccine Research at Emory Vaccine Center
A group of cycling enthusiasts will pedal for a purpose May 20-21 in a 200-mile ride from Atlanta to Athens and back to raise money for AIDS vaccine research at the Emory Vaccine Center and for soci...    FULL STORY

10 May 2006
Emory Vaccine Center's Hope Clinic Events Highlight HIV Vaccine Awareness Weekend
The Hope Clinic of the Emory Vaccine Center invites Atlantans to a series of events in support of international HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, May 18. This year the Atlanta events will stretch into the w...    FULL STORY

10 May 2006
Hope Springs Eternal 5K Benefits AIDS Research at Emory Vaccine Center
The Hope Clinic of the Emory Vaccine Center will host its third annual Hope Springs Eternal 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, May 20, 2006. The race will begin at 9:00 am in the Main Pavilion in Decatur S...    FULL STORY

09 May 2006
Epidemiologist's Findings Reveal College Freshmen at High Risk for Chlamydia Infection
College freshmen under the age of 20 at several colleges in the southeastern U.S. were almost 70 percent more likely to test positive for chlamydia than students between 20 and 24 years of age, accord...    FULL STORY

08 May 2006
Neurobiology of Dread Gives Scientists Clues About Decision Making
In order to better understand how people make decisions when the outcomes are known to be unpleasant, a team of Emory neuroscientists led by Gregory Berns, MD, PhD, used functional magnetic resonance ...    FULL STORY

05 May 2006
Emory Physicians Help Draft National Recommendations for Preconception Care
While most women know that they should avoid smoking and drinking alcohol prior to pregnancy, there are several other steps they can take toward good health before becoming pregnant. Among the nationa...    FULL STORY

05 May 2006
Assistant Director of Emory Autism Center Chairs Atlanta 5K Walk
WALK NOW Atlanta, Saturday, May 6, 2006, Turner Field, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. The Cure Autism Now Foundation selected Sheila Wagner, MEd, as the Honorary Co-Chair for this year's WALK NOW Atlanta 5K, an ev...    FULL STORY

05 May 2006
Emory Surgeons Implant Ventricular Device As Alternative to Heart Transplant
Surgeons at Emory University Hospital recently implanted Georgia's first ventricular assist device (VAD) as a form of destination therapy (in place of a donor transplant) for individuals who are not e...    FULL STORY

05 May 2006
Emory Leads National Effort to Improve Nutritional Support for Metabolic Diseases
For children and adults with inherited metabolic disorders, even a tiny amount of the wrong foods can trigger a harmful reaction with serious long-term consequences, including irreversible brain damag...    FULL STORY

05 May 2006
Emory Crawford Long Hospital First in U.S. to Use Siemens 64-PET-CT For Imaging
Emory Crawford Long Hospital has become the first facility in the United States to offer its patients the Biograph 64, an advanced imaging system that provides physicians greater speed and precision t...    FULL STORY

28 April 2006
Georgia Latino Diabetes Education Program Aims to Improve Diabetes Care
In an effort to improve diabetes care among Latinos, endocrinologists at the Emory University School of Medicine at Grady Memorial Hospital, in partnership with the American Diabetes Association and H...    FULL STORY

28 April 2006
Scientists Discover Possible Link Between Oxidative Stress & Degenerative Disease
The irreversible neurological degeneration associated with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases may be the consequence of oxidative stress--the imbalance of antioxidants and pro-oxidants in cells. Th...    FULL STORY

28 April 2006
Younger Women Appear to Be at Increased Risk for Depression After Heart Attack
Women age 60 years or younger are more likely than other patients to be depressed during hospitalization for heart attack, according to a study in the April 24 issue of Archives of Internal Me...    FULL STORY

28 April 2006
Dr. James Eckman Honored By Georgia General Assembly For Sickle Cell Work
James R. Eckman, MD, professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, professor of hematology/oncology at the Emory Winship Cancer Institute, and medical director of the Georgia Comprehen...    FULL STORY

27 April 2006
World-Renowned Emory Clinician and Researcher Receives Top Award from School of Medicine
Mahlon R. DeLong, MD, professor of neurology at Emory University School of Medicine, has been named the first recipient of the annual Dean's Distinguished Faculty Lecture and Award. The award and lect...    FULL STORY

25 April 2006
Alert: Emory Eye Center Advises Disposing of Implicated Contact Lens Solution
The FDA and CDC have issued an alert concerning soft contact lens-associated corneal infection. According to the report, there is an association with Bausch & Lomb's ReNu with MoistureLoc solution. Th...    FULL STORY

21 April 2006
Emory Researchers Study Racial Differences in Triple Negative Breast Tumors
They're commonly referred to as 'triple negatives'--breast cancers that are characterized by three biological components that make the disease more difficult to treat. Oncologists base treatment decis...    FULL STORY

18 April 2006
Statins Are Safe & Effective, Concludes Report of the National Lipid Association
In the most comprehensive, detailed, non-governmental analysis of statins ever undertaken, the National Lipid Association (NLA) has confirmed the safety and benefits of cholesterol-lowering statin the...    FULL STORY

14 April 2006
Low Dose Vitamin A Derivative Not Effective in Preventing 2nd Head & Neck Tumors
Taking a vitamin A derivative called isotretinoin did not reduce the risk of second primary tumors or improve survival in patients with stage I or II head and neck squamous cell cancers (HNSCC), accor...    FULL STORY

14 April 2006
Emory Neuroscientist Clinton Kilts Holds First Dr. Paul Janssen Endowed Chair
Clinton D. Kilts, PhD, professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine, will be the first holder of the Dr. Paul Ja...    FULL STORY

14 April 2006
New Clinical Trial Begins for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Developed at Emory and GeoVax
A new human clinical trial will begin this month at several sites around the country testing both components of an HIV/AIDS vaccine developed by a team of researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Re...    FULL STORY

14 April 2006
Emory's Dr. Kenneth Walker Receives USAID Outstanding Citizen Citation
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will honor H. Kenneth Walker, MD, professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, and Dr. Irakli Sasania, the chief administrator of...    FULL STORY

13 April 2006
Hap1 Protein Links Circulating Insulin to Brain Circuits That Regulate Feeding Behavior
Researchers have discovered how the protein Hap1, which is abundant in the brain's hypothalamus, serves as the link between circulating insulin in the blood and the neural circuitry that controls feed...    FULL STORY

13 April 2006
First Fuld Fellows Graduate from Emory's School of Nursing
The first three graduates of the Fuld Fellowship program at Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing will enter the workforce this year. This May, Kelly Moynes and Laura Rainer ...    FULL STORY

10 April 2006
Emory Healthcare Named Official Health Care Provider for FORD Tour de Georgia
For the second straight year, Emory Healthcare has been named the official health care provider for the Ford Tour de Georgia. Each year world-class athletes descend on Georgia for one of the world's p...    FULL STORY

05 April 2006
New Technology Provides Low Vision Patients New Options for Vision Assistance
Although getting older doesn't mean you lose your vision, many aging Americans are indeed dealing with some sort of vision disability. Some may develop what practitioners call "low vision," meaning vi...    FULL STORY

05 April 2006
Emory Pediatrician Offers Tips and Suggestions on Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention
More than 100,000 reports of child abuse and neglect were made in Georgia in 2004, according to the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS). Of those reports, 36 percent were substan...    FULL STORY

30 March 2006
National Doctors' Day & Emory Crawford Long Hospital Have Common Link in History
When America shows its appreciation for doctors nationwide on Thursday, March 30, many--in fact most--will probably never stop to think about anesthesia or its innovator, who happens to be the namesak...    FULL STORY

30 March 2006
Emory Pediatrician Addresses Issue of Cesarean Deliveries On Maternal Request
The rates of cesarean deliveries continue to increase, and among these rising numbers are those performed by maternal request without medical necessity. The issue was addressed at the recent National ...    FULL STORY

29 March 2006
Emory Creates Research Partnership With Peking University Health Sciences Center
Professor Qi-de Han, dean of Peking University Health Sciences Center in Beijing, China, visited Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center this week to discuss research and educational partne...    FULL STORY

28 March 2006
Emory Joins National Effort To Create Healthy Communities for Kids
New buildings on every corner, increased traffic woes in the city and the scarcity of health food options for children are no rarity in the metro Atlanta area. For now. The Rollins School of Public He...    FULL STORY

24 March 2006
Emory Physician Receives Grant to Study Gender, Depression and Heart Attacks
According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease claims nearly 500,000 women's lives each year, making it the number one killer among women in the United States. In fact, mortality ...    FULL STORY

24 March 2006
Scientists Discover Unique Binding Method for Essential Cell Protein Ubiquitin
Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have uncovered new information about the molecular pathway used by ubiquitin, an essential protein that helps regulate the amounts and locations of o...    FULL STORY

23 March 2006
Emory University Named 'Best Place to Work' for Postdoctoral Students
Emory University has been named the top-ranked university and the number four institution overall in the "Best Places to Work for Postdocs" 2006 survey conducted by The Scientist magazine. Emory ran...    FULL STORY

21 March 2006
Hepatitis B Foundation Honors Emory Drug Discovery Pioneer With 2006 Award
The national Hepatitis B Foundation will present the prestigious "Distinguished Scientist Award 2006" to Raymond F. Schinazi, PhD, professor of pediatrics and director of the Laboratory of Biochemical...    FULL STORY

20 March 2006
Emory Hospitals Participating in 100K Lives Campaign
Emory University Hospital and Emory Crawford Long Hospital are participating in the first-ever national campaign to save 100,000 lives by implementing proven health care improvement techniques. T...    FULL STORY

17 March 2006
CBN Sponsors Neuroscience "Brain Fair" at Zoo Atlanta, Saturday, March 25
The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience (CBN) will sponsor its fifth annual Neuroscience Exposition at Zoo Atlanta on Saturday March 25 from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The event will feature 25 to 30 i...    FULL STORY

17 March 2006
Emory Winship Cancer Institute to Hold Healing Garden Dedication
Emory Winship Cancer Institute will hold a dedication ceremony for its new Vaughn-Jordan Healing Garden on Sunday, March 26, 2006, at 2 p.m. The event will take place in the garden, which is located a...    FULL STORY

17 March 2006
Emory Addresses Nursing Faculty Shortage with Summer Teaching Institute
A shortage of nursing faculty is compounding the nation's severe nursing shortage. In six years, the country will be short more than one million nurses, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Even...    FULL STORY

16 March 2006
Endocrinologist-Directed Intervention Improves Diabetes Primary Care
With the rate of diabetes skyrocketing to epidemic proportions, researchers at Emory University have found that management of diabetic patients in a primary care setting can be improved by an interven...    FULL STORY

16 March 2006
Emory Nurse Re-entry Program Puts More Nurses Back to Work
Facing a quickly-aging population and increasing need for health care services, the United States is experiencing a severe shortage of skilled registered nurses to help meet the demand for medical car...    FULL STORY

16 March 2006
Emory Psychologist Receives APA Presidential Citation After Hurricane Katrina
Nadine Kaslow, PhD, Emory University School of Medicine professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and chief psychologist at Grady Memorial Hospital, recently received the Presi...    FULL STORY

14 March 2006
Emory Enrolls Patients in National Stroke Recovery Study
Emory University Hospital is participating in a nationwide clinical study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of electrical stimulation of the brain to promote recovery of hand function in stroke...    FULL STORY

14 March 2006
Growth Factor Stimulates Stem-Cell Production in Vascular Disease Patients
Using a growth factor to stimulate production of circulating endothelial progenitor cells increases the numbers of these vascular regenerative cells, improves mobility, and potentially could improve b...    FULL STORY

13 March 2006
Stranded Gulf Coast Patients Get Help from Emory Flight
Months after hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, two bridges that connect Biloxi to New Orleans are still not accessible. Emory Flight, a partnership with Life Net Medical Services, has been ...    FULL STORY

01 March 2006
Emory Physician Publishes Largest Study on Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
In a study published in the Journal Blood, H. Jean Khoury, MD, hematology section chief and director of the Leukemia Program at Emory's Winship Cancer Institute, and his colleagues have completed the ...    FULL STORY

28 February 2006
"Nurses for America" Program Will Be Highlighted at March 28 Davis Lecture
During an undergraduate nursing class on health care and vulnerable populations, Barbara Aranda-Naranjo, PhD, RN, FAAN, challenged her students to ask how they could make a difference in communities t...    FULL STORY

26 February 2006
Porcine Islet Cells Offer Promise for Human Diabetic Patients
Islet cell xenotransplantation presents a promising near-term solution to the critically low islet cell supply for humans suffering from type 1 diabetes, according to researchers from the Emory Transp...    FULL STORY

23 February 2006
Emory Psychiatrist to Receive Preventive Medicine Award
Michael T. Compton, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine...    FULL STORY

21 February 2006
Spontaneous Network Activity May Be Missing Link in Nervous System Development
Cellular bursts of energy may play a larger role in healthy development than researchers ever imagined. Scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have discovered that when circuits within the...    FULL STORY

17 February 2006
Emory to Host International Summit on Biotherapeutics and Medical Designs
Medical innovators, inventors, and entrepreneurs are registering now for the American International Medical Summit on Biotherapeutics and Medical Designs (AIMS on BioDesign), to be held September 18-2...    FULL STORY

16 February 2006
Women's Health Initiative Releases Findings for Calcium and Vitamin D Trials
Findings from the Calcium and Vitamin D trial (CaD) component of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) are being released in the upcoming "New England Journal of Medicine" (NEJM). Emory University is on...    FULL STORY

14 February 2006
Emory Appoints New Director of University Science Strategies
Emory University has appointed Lanny S. Liebeskind, PhD, to a newly created position of director of university science strategies. The position was developed, in part, to help implement the science an...    FULL STORY

09 February 2006
High-Powered MRI Expands Options for Emory Scientists
A state-of-the-art MRI machine recently installed in the Emory University School of Medicine may be just the tool for advancing basic and translational biomedical research. As the only 9.4 Tesla magn...    FULL STORY

07 February 2006
Women's Health Initiative Releases Primary Findings for Dietary Intervention Component
After a 13-year-long study, primary findings from the Dietary Modification Trial component of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) are being released in the upcoming "Journal of the American Medical As...    FULL STORY

06 February 2006
Emory Scientist Is President-Elect of Pharmacology, Therapeutics Society
The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) has chosen Kenneth P. Minneman, PhD, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Pharmacology at Emory University School of Medicine...    FULL STORY

06 February 2006
Emory Lysosomal Storage Disease Center Links Research, Treatment for Enzyme Diseases
Normal human cells contain a built-in recycling and "waste" disposal system called lysosomes -- parts of the cell containing enzymes that break down unused molecules. A group of more than 40 inherite...    FULL STORY

06 February 2006
Emory Public Health Faculty Contribute to Award-Winning Textbook
The Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division (PSP) of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) has chosen "Environmental Health: From Global to Local" to receive the 2005 Award for Excellenc...    FULL STORY

06 February 2006
Women Can Safely Take Lithium for Bipolar Disorder During Pregnancy
Pregnant women can take lithium safely for control of bipolar disorder as delivery approaches during late pregnancy provided they follow a series of guidelines designed to minimize risk to the develop...    FULL STORY

31 January 2006
Emory Scientist is New President of American Society of Human Genetics
Stephen T. Warren, PhD, chair and William Patterson Timmie professor of human genetics at Emory University School of Medicine, is new President of the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) for 200...    FULL STORY

31 January 2006
Emory Doctor's Poetry Explores Death through the Voices of Dying Patients
While most people are aware that death is inevitable, few are willing to share their deepest feelings about death. William T. Branch, MD, Carter Smith Senior Professor and division director of General...    FULL STORY

31 January 2006
Emory Geneticists use Novel Screening to Find Incidence of Fragile X Syndrome
Genetic scientists at Emory University School of Medicine already maintain the world's most extensive research program on fragile X syndrome, the leading cause of inherited mental retardation. Up unt...    FULL STORY

31 January 2006
Winship Oncology Nurse Joan Giblin Featured in Redbook Magazine
Joan Giblin, NP, an oncology nurse practitioner at the Emory Winship Cancer Institute, is featured in the January issue of Redbook magazine. The article profiles how a compassionate Ms. Giblin transfo...    FULL STORY

31 January 2006
Yul Brynner Head and Neck Cancer Foundation Announces Atlanta Officers
The Yul Brynner Head and Neck Cancer Foundation (YBF) recently established an Atlanta Chapter and announced its officers: President: John Sandidge, M.A. CCC-SLP, Manager, The Evelyn Trammell Voice ...    FULL STORY

27 January 2006
Increasing Plant Enzyme Efficiency May Hold Key to Global Warming
Global warming just may have met its match. In research recently completed at Emory University School of Medicine, scientists have discovered a mutant enzyme that could enable plants to use and conve...    FULL STORY

27 January 2006
DNA Key to Predicting Prostate and Renal Cancer
In a study to be published in the February issue of "The Journal of Urology," researchers from Emory University School of Medicine have determined that inheritance of "mitochondrial haplogroup U" is...    FULL STORY

26 January 2006
Conflict Management Plays Integral Role in Creating Stable Social Environments
Social organization relies heavily on conflict managers to stabilize group interactions according to a new study published in the current issue of Nature that found a decrease in aggression and confli...    FULL STORY

26 January 2006
Winship Opens Trial for Patients with Brain Metastases Caused by Breast Cancer
Surasek Phuphanich, MD, of Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute in Atlanta, GA, is principal investigator in a Phase 3, randomized, open-label trial called ENRICH (Enhancing Whole Brain Radiati...    FULL STORY

26 January 2006
Global Conference To Address Needs of Developing Public Health Institutes
Developing countries eager to strengthen their public health institutes often look to more established agencies for guidance. The desire to improve their international programs prompted Jeffrey P. Kop...    FULL STORY

26 January 2006
Grant Will Help Scientists Improve Vaccine Strategies for Transplant Recipients
Scientists at Emory University will use a $10 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop new strategies for vaccination that can better protect organ transplant recipients a...    FULL STORY

25 January 2006
Kevin A. Ault, MD, Joins Emory Winship Cancer Institute
Kevin A. Ault, MD, has joined the Emory Winship Cancer Institute and the Emory University School of Medicine as Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Ault comes to Emory from the Un...    FULL STORY

25 January 2006
Emory's Hope Clinic Seeks More At-Risk Volunteers for HIV Vaccine Study
Results of a Phase I national clinical trial of an HIV vaccine are even better than expected, leading study organizers to seek more volunteer participants for a follow-up study of the vaccine. Indivi...    FULL STORY

19 January 2006
Emory Receives $8.5 Million Grant for Islet Transplantation
Emory University's Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Center for Islet Transplantation has received new five-year funding from JDRF of nearly $8.5 million, with the goal of advancing islet t...    FULL STORY

19 January 2006
New Center to Speed Development of Innovative Patient Care Products, Procedures
Taking a lifesaving product or procedure from inspiration to innovative patient care can be a long and difficult path to navigate. For the past 50 years, the cardiologists at Emory University have suc...    FULL STORY

19 January 2006
Emory Surgeon Trains Colleagues in France by Telerobotics
While peering directly behind surgeons practicing an advanced laparoscopic procedure in Strasbourg, France, an Emory surgeon recently conducted one of the world's first telerobotic surgical training s...    FULL STORY

17 January 2006
Director of Oncology Nursing and Transplant Services Wins Book of the Year Award
The American Journal of Nursing (AJN) announced that the textbook "Nursing Management: Principles and Practice" has earned its prestigious 2005 AJN Book of the Year Award. Edited by Mary Gullatte, RN,...    FULL STORY

17 January 2006
Emory Project Aims to Increase Flu Vaccination Among Health Care Workers
Patients count on their healthcare providers to lead the way in modeling disease prevention, yet annual flu vaccination rates for healthcare workers are typically less than 45 percent, according to th...    FULL STORY

12 January 2006
Emory Winship Oncology Nurse Named to Advisory Panel for Promising New Leukemia Drug
Emory Winship oncology nurse Stephanie McMillan, BSN, OCN, has recently been named to a Bristol-Meyers Squibb nurse advisory panel. As a panel member, McMillan will be participating in reviewing the ...    FULL STORY

12 January 2006
Emory Health Policy Researchers Begin Studies to Improve the Nation's Health Care
Health policy researchers at the Emory Center on Health Outcomes and Quality, Rollins School of Public Health, have begun three studies aimed at improving the nation's health outcomes. The projects, f...    FULL STORY

12 January 2006
Emory Gynecologist Addresses Expecting Moms Concerns in National Pregnancy Magazine
Is there an Emory doctor in the house? You can find one each month in the pages of Pregnancy Magazine. Gynecologist Stephen Weiss, MD has been appointed as the publication's resident physician, and us...    FULL STORY

12 January 2006
Emory Children's Center Joins Fight with Patients Facing Immune System Disorder
For 11 of Lacey Conners's 12 years of life, she's had to visit a hospital every three weeks for an antibody replacement therapy to treat her primary immunodeficiency (PI). On top of being diagnosed wi...    FULL STORY

11 January 2006
New Data will Help Guide Physicians Who Treat World Travelers
Diseases know no borders, and as international business and personal travel continues to become more common, the borderlines become even more blurred. Physicians who specialize in travel and tropical ...    FULL STORY

09 January 2006
Anonymous Atlanta Foundation Awards $3 Million to Emory Predictive Health Initiative
An anonymous Atlanta foundation has given $3 million to support the Emory/Georgia Tech Predictive Health Initiative, a new model of healthcare that redirects the focus of medicine to health maintenanc...    FULL STORY

09 January 2006
Winship Cancer Institute Announces New Director of Medical Oncology at Grady Health System
Jonathan Simons, MD, Director of the Emory Winship Cancer Institute, and Otis Brawley, MD, Medical Director of the Georgia Cancer Center of Excellence at Grady, announced the appointment of Mitchell Z...    FULL STORY

09 January 2006
Sheryl Gabram, MD, Joins Emory Winship Cancer Institute
Jonathan Simons, MD, Director of the Emory Winship Cancer Institute, has announced the appointment of Sheryl Gabram, MD, MBA, FACS, as Professor of Surgery in Emory University's School of Medicine and...    FULL STORY

06 January 2006
Emory Hospitals Announce New Palliative Care Program
A new palliative care program designed to enhance quality of life for patients suffering from serious, chronic or terminal conditions has been launched at Emory University Hospital and Emory Crawford ...    FULL STORY

04 January 2006
Grady's New Palliative Care Clinic Funded by Lance Armstrong Foundation Grant
The Grady Cancer Center for Excellence has received a $200,000 grant from the Lance Armstrong Foundation to establish a palliative care clinic for cancer patients at Grady Memorial Hospital. The clini...    FULL STORY

03 January 2006
Emory Children's Center Joins Fight with Patients Facing Immune System Disorder
For 11 of Lacey Conners's 12 years of life, she's had to visit a hospital every three weeks for an antibody replacement therapy to treat her primary immunodeficiency (PI). On top of being diagnosed wi...    FULL STORY











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