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From the CEO


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

Executive Editor
Jon Saxton

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.


Vol. 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.

Moving forward
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.



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Last Updated: October 22, 2003