Vol. 3, No. 3 (Fall 2000)

MOMENTUM, Fall 2000


From the Director



      Last Word

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.

On Point:
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."

Moving Forward
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.



Editorial Chairman; Director, Woodruff Health Sciences Center: Michael M. E. Johns

Executive Editor: Jon Saxton

Editor: Marlene Goldman

MOMENTUM is a publication for faculty and staff of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center and its teaching, research, and clinical components. MOMENTUM chronicles, analyzes, and discusses the innovative programs and processes the center is undertaking to meet unprecedented changes in health care. Produced by the Health Sciences Publications Office in conjunction with the Emory University Publications Office.


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