Vol. 3, No. 3 (Fall 2000)
From the Director
Imitation of Nature
Scientists at Emory and engineers at Georgia Tech are using advanced techniques of molecular genetics and cell biology to engineer tissues with the potential of repairing or replacing tissue damaged by disease or injury.
A Cut, a Shave, and a Blood Pressure Check
For four years, the Brothers Series has been doing some unconventional preaching about preventive health to African-Americans -- a group that traditionally has viewed the medical community with suspicion.
Medical Mistakes: Human Error or System Failure?
The Institute of Medicine says US hospitals may be more lethal than motor vehicle accidents, breast cancer, and AIDS. Quality officer Bill Bornstein describes Emory's ongoing efforts to improve patient safety and reduce "preventable adverse events."
News briefs include an overview of new laws with health care implications, the launch of evidence-based clinical guidelines on the web, an innovative "artificial liver," and how Emory University Hospital is reducing waiting times.