Vol. 4, No. 1 (Spring 2001)

MOMENTUM, Winter 2001


From the Director



      Last Word


On the front lines of health care
The Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) defies the stereotype of VA hospitals. The center credits its 50-year working relationship with the Emory School of Medicine as part of the reason for its many successes.

Half century of cooperation (photos)

Research: The VA's secret weapon
Research at the Atlanta VA will ultimately have far-reaching effects on veterans and nonveterans alike.

Designer medicine
Emory is entering its own genomics revolution that promises to have a huge impact on how we diagnose and treat disease.

Moving Forward
News briefs range from the world's most promising HIV/AIDS candidate vaccines to the opening of an impressive nursing school facility.

Unfinished business: the prospects for health care reform
Reforming health care is a top priority for the new president and 107th Congress, says health care policy expert Ken Thorpe. It may also be the ultimate test of bipartisanship.



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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