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SOM, School of Medicine
SON: School of Nursing
SPH: School of Public Health
WCI: Winship Cancer Institute

Mary Gullatte, associate chief nursing officer, Emory Crawford Long Hospital, has been awarded the 2008 APEX Publication Award of Excellence for the Clinical Guide to Antineoplastic Therapy: A Chemotherapy Handbook, for which she is the editor. The Oncology Nursing Society Publishing Division received the award from APEX this year in the book and e-book category.

Anne Spaulding, epidemiology, RSPH, has received the Armond Start Award of Excellence from the Society of Correctional Physicians. Her research centers on enhancing HIV primary care in jail settings.

Sally Lehr, SON, has been selected to receive the Turman Award, the highest honor bestowed on alumni in recognition of dedicated service to Emory. The award is sponsored by the Tull Foundation in honor of Turman�s legacy of steadfast and loyal service to Emory and the broader Atlanta community. As the Turman award winner, Lehr will have the duty of designating $25,000 to her favorite program at Emory. The official Turman award ceremony will be held in March 2009. Lehr has been active in a multitude of facets including the Nurses� Alumni Association, Emory Alumni Association Board of Governors, Emory Alumni Board President�s Club, and Sigma Theta Tau. She has been a consistent donor, school advocate, mentor and volunteer.

Stanley Foster, global health, RSPH, has received the Dory Storms Child Survival Recogition Award. The award is presented by the CORE Group annually to a candidate whose leadership and courage in guiding nongovernmental organizations working in child survival has resulted in more effective program implementation and increased impact on improving the health of the poorest-of-the-poor: mothers, children and infants in underserved communities throughout the world.

Andrew Furman, psychiatry, SOM, was elected to the American College of Psychiatrists, an honorary association of psychiatrists who have been recognized for their significant contributions to the profession, demonstrate outstanding competence, and who have achieved national recognition in clinical practice, research, academic leadership, and teaching.

Nadine Kaslow, psychiatry, SOM, has been appointed editor-elect of the Journal of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association. This journal offers innovative research with real-world applicability in the field of family psychology.

Arthur Kellermann, associate dean of public policy, SOM, has been selected as the 2008 recipient of the Emory Medical Alumni Association�s Award of Honor.

Stephen Warren, genetics, SOM, presented the 2008 Benning Medical Society Lecture at the University of Utah School of Medicine and was awarded the 2008 Herbert & Esther Bennett Brandwein Award in Genetic Research from the University of Connecticut Health Science Center.

Jeanne Visootsak, genetics, SOM, was awarded the 2008 Young Faculty Award from the Southern Society for Pediatric Research and the 2008 Charles J. Epstein Award from the National Down Syndrome Association.

James Hughes, RSPH, has been elected vice president of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). IDSA represents over 8,200 physicians, scientists and other health care professionals who specialize in infectious diseases.

Richard Cummings, biochemistry, SOM, has received the 2008 Karl Meyer Award from the Society for Glycobiology. The award is given annually to a scientist who has made widely recognized major contributions to the field of glycobiology, which is the study of the structures and functions of complex carbohydrates. Cummings has been a pioneer in the field, with a wide range of discoveries on the biosynthesis of glycoproteins and their recognition by carbohydrate-binding proteins and antibodies.

Helen Mayberg, psychiatry, SOM, has been elected to The Institute of Medicine (IOM). This election brings Emory's total IOM membership to 22. Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of medicine and health. Members are elected through a highly selective process that recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care and public health. Over the last 20 years Mayberg has done research on depression using neuroimaging to focus on neural network models of mood regulation in health and disease. In 2007, Mayberg was awarded the Falcone Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research, a prestigious award presented to scientists of great achievement by the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD).

June Connor, Emory Healthcare, has been named associate chief operating officer and associate chief nursing officer for Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital. Connor has served Emory for more than 30 years in numerous capacities, including staff nurse, director of nursing for cardiology services, assistant administrator and as an instructor in Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. In her new role, Connor assumes responsibility for operations for all hospital departments and is responsible for the delivery of patient care and nursing practice. Since 2002, Connor has served as assistant administrator of cardiac services for Emory Hospitals, where she has been responsible for cardiac service lines within Emory University Hospital and Emory Crawford Long Hospital.

Robert Swerlick, dermatology, SOM, has been appointed chair of the department. He served as interim chair since April 2007.

Melinda Lewis, pathology, SOM, received the William H. Kuehn Outstanding Communicator Award from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) for her efforts to raise public awareness regarding the important role pathologists play in patient care and diagnosing illnesses. Her contributions include serving as chair of CAP's Public Affairs Committee . As chair, Lewis was instrumental in the development of the CAP's award-winning patient Web site,, as well as the award winning American Way magazine campaign.

Irshad Syed, family and community preventative medicine, SOM, received the 2008 Pfizer Teacher Development Award based on his scholastic achievement, leadership qualities, and dedication to family medicine. Syed is a practicing family physician in Decatur, Ga.

Marianne Celano, psychiatry, SOM, has been elected to fellow status in the American Psychological Association. Fellow status is awarded on the basis of evaluated evidence of outstanding contribution in the field of psychology.

Robert Bachman, chief operating officer for Emory University Hospital, has been elected to the board of directors of the American Heart Association's Greater Southeast Affiliate. Bachman will serve on the board during the AHA�s 2008-2009 fiscal year.

Andrew Miller, psychiatry, SOM, received the Norman Cousins Award by the Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society. He was recognized for his contributions to the understanding of how the immune system can influence the brain and behavior.

Max Cooper, pathology, SOM, received the Distinguished Research Award from the American Association of Medical Colleges.

Una Newman, chief marketing officer for Emory Healthcare and Emory University, announced that Emory Healthcare Marketing won nine awards at the 25th annual Healthcare Adverstising Awards and five awards at the 2008 Aster Awards.

Ann Connor, MSN, RNCS, FNP, SON, received a Nursing Excellence Award from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as part of its third annual Celebration of Nurses. Connor was honored for going above and beyond the call of duty to make a significant impact on their patients.

Frans de Waal, Yerkes National Primate Center, has been named a 2008 fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious honorary societies.

James Lah, MD, PhD, neurology, SOM, received the Tomorrow's Leader in Alzheimer's Disease Research Award to recognize his research on understanding disease-causing mechnisms to improve the care of individuals with neurodegenerative disorders. The award comes with $100,000 in funding.

J. Willis Hurst, MD, cardiology, SOM, has authored a new fiction book, The Last Leaf Has Fallen, about the careers of two doctors, one of whom fits the definition of a truly professional doctor and the other who succumbs to greed.

Opal Ousley, PhD, psychiatry, SOM, received a 2008 Young Investigator Award from NARSAD, previously known as the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression. Ousley will receive $60,000 to identify subtle changes in cognitive and behavioral functioning associated with the highest risk of schizophrenia--how attentional and behavioral regulation predicts the risk for schizophrenia spectrum illness in adolescents with 22q11 Deletion Syndrome.

Seth Norrholm, PhD, psychiatry, SOM, received a 2008 Young Investigator Award from NARSAD, previously known as the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression. Norrholm will receive $60,000 to investigate conditioned fear extinction and generalization in post-traumatic stress disorder and major depression. The results may contribute to the search for therapeutic approaches for extinguishing fear.

Janet McNicholl, MD, rheumatology, SOM, is an editor of Genetic Susceptibility to Infectious Diseases, recently published by Oxford University Press. The SOM's Jeremy Boss, microbiology, and Peter Jensen, pathology, contributed to one chapter.

Madhuri Hegde, PhD, SOM, received the 2008 Signature Genomic Laboratories Travel Award from the American College of Medical Genetics. This new award is given to a student, trainee, or junior faculty member whose abstract submission is chosen as a platform presentation during the annual meeting. Hegde's abstract was titled "Application of Microarray Genomic Selection in DNA Diagnostics."

David Ledbetter, PhD, SOM, received the 2008-2009 Luminex/American College of Medical Genetics Foundation Award. The award includes a $100,000 grant and is aimed at the promotion of safe and effective genetic testing and services, including the development of research guidelines. Ledbetter, along with Emory colleage Christa Martin, is leading a consortium of academic cytogenetics laboratories to develop a uniform, evidence-based "molecular karyotype" and shared national database of pathogenic vs. benign deletions and duplications in the human genome.

Kathryn Hall-Boyer, MD, SOM, received the "Hero of Emergency Medicine" recognition by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). The Hero of Emergency Medicine campaign is part of the ACEP's 40th anniversary and recognizes emergency physicians who have made significant contributions to emergency medicine, their communities, and their patients. Hall-Boyer is a commander in the 7303rd Medical Training Support Battalion, Ft. Gordon, Ga. Army Reserve and has received numeorus military awards, inlcuding the Meritorious Service Medal and three Army Commendation Medals. She is chair of the American Association of Women Emergency Physicians section of the ACEP and a member of the ACEP ethics committee.

Sharon Weiss, PhD, SOM, received the 2007 Joanne Vandenberg Hill Award with the accompanying William Russell Lectureship from M.D. Anderson Cancer Hospital. The award is given annually to a distinguished pathologist for outstanding contributions to the discipline.

Rebecca Gary, RN, PhD, SON, received one of the Young Investigator Awards from the American Heart Association for her abstract submitted to the 2008 Quality of Care and Outcomes Conference.

Ora Strickland, PhD, SON, was recently honored by the National Black Herstory Task Force for her outstanding, yet humane, leadership. The organization celebrates the legacy and lives of women of African descent.

Camille Davis-Williams, MD, and Michael V. Smith, MD, SOM, have been named co-physicians of the year by the Atlanta Medical Association, the oldest African-American physician organization in the country. Davis-Williams is a gynecologist and obstetrician and Smith is a cardiothoracic surgeon, both at Emory Crawford Long Hospital.

Sheryl Heron, MD, emergency medicine, SOM, has been selected by the American College of Emergency Physicians as a Hero of Emergency Medicine for her work advancing the public's health, particularly her work to protect and advance the cause of victims of interpersonal violence.

Godfrey Oakley, MD, MSPM, SPH, has been elected president-elect of the American Epidemiological Society.

Last Updated: 11/10/2008

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