In this issue
From the CEO
Director, Woodruff Health Sciences Center Editorial
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.
VI, No. 2, Summer 2003
Promises writ in stone
At the Winship Cancer Institute, words of inspiration are being put
into action through translational research and physician-scientists
working together to speed discovery from the bench to the bedside.
Taking care of people
After 53 years at Emory, hospitals' CEO John Henry shares what he worries
about -- people first and the future of health care.
Taming the obNOXious enzyme
Understanding the role of Nox enzymes and reactive oxygen may lead to
new therapies for everything from atherosclerosis to cancer.
What state lawmakers did (or didn't do) for health care in the 2003
General Assembly; the effects of rap on African-American teenage girls;
more nonphysicians treating patients; and a new pill for HIV/AIDS.
Emory graduates its first nurse PhD; other kudos.
On point: Communicating medical errors
Physicians pay a heavy price for not speaking up.