In this issue
From the CEO
CEO, Woodruff Health Sciences Center Editorial Chairman
Michael M. E. Johns
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.
Vol. VI, No. 3, Fall 2003
How Nellie got her groove back
Just four years ago, there was talk at the highest levels that perhaps the struggling Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing should close its doors. Today, just shy of its 100th birthday, the school has moved its finances into the black, classes are filled, research income is at record levels, and the school's star is rising at Emory and beyond. Getting there took tough choices.
Big Idea: Trapping the mutant virus
Current treatments for hepatitis C can be expensive and the side effects nasty. Emory gastroenterologist Curt Hagedorn and his colleagues want to attack the disease from a completely different angle.
Doing a 360 in the Woodruff Leadership Academy
Is it better to have a long red bar at the bottom of your name tag or a yellow one? One rising leader discovers the answer to this and many other sometimes oddly relevant questions that were posed during the inaugural session of the Woodruff Leadership Academy.
News items include major windfalls for biodefense, HIV, and respiratory and digestive diseases research at Emory. Also read about minimally invasive heart surgery, a new voice center, gene guns, the staggering cost of health illiteracy, and milestones in the Woodruff Health Sciences Center.
Great medical schools and great universities go hand in hand, says Emory's new president, Jim Wagner.
On point: Not the same old, same old
Q&A with the new CEO of Grady Health System.