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Media Contact: Holly Korschun 24 January 2008    
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Transforming Community Project Hosts Panel on Emory, Morehouse, Grady
WHAT: Emory University's Transforming Community Project hosts a panel discussion on "Three Part Harmony: Listening to the Voices of Emory, Morehouse and Grady." The past, present and future of Grady Memorial Hospital provide the context for the third annual "Experiencing Race at Emory" event. Individuals representing Emory University and the Emory School of Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine and Grady Memorial Hospital will speak.

WHEN/WHERE: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 6-8 p.m., Cannon Chapel on Emory's campus.


Nadine Kaslow, PhD, Professor and Chief Psychologist (Grady Health System), Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine and Special Assistant to the Provost, Emory University;

Leon L. Haley Jr., MD, Deputy Chief of Staff, Deputy Senior Vice-President of Medical Affairs, Chief of Service, Emergency Medicine, Grady Health System; Vice-Chairman, Clinical Affairs, Grady Health System and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine.

Flavia Mercado, MD, Medical Director, Department of Multicultural Affairs, Grady Memorial Hospital; Medical Director of the Multicultural Clinic and Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine;

Jordan Messler, MD, Medical Director, Hospitalist Program, Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater, Florida;

Christian Vercler, MD, Surgery Resident, Emory University School of Medicine; Clinical Ethics Fellow, The John and Susan Wieland Center for Ethics, Emory University; and

James McCoy, MD, Professor of Clinical Surgery, Vice Chair for Surgical Education, Director of 3rd year Surgical Clerkship, Department of Surgery, Morehouse School of Medicine.

SPONSORS: Emory University's Transforming Community Project and Emory College as part of Founders Week. This academic festival of the arts and sciences at Emory celebrates the role of the University in promoting inquiry and intellectual life. The weeklong festival of academic, social and cultural events commemorates the founding of Emory College in 1836. Co-sponsored by the Office of the President, the Dean of Emory College, the Office for Undergraduate Education, Oxford College, Emory Alumni Association and the Senior Vice President for Campus Life.

Founders Week events are open to the public, and most events are free.

Contact the Transforming Community Project at 404-727-6198 or visit

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