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Alumni Weekend

Alumni Weekend 2004 marked the first time
Emory University School of Medicine has
formally organized a reunion for its
residency training programs, including
pediatrics, gynecology/obstetrics, psychiatry, neurology, medicine, and radiation oncology.
The Department of Medicine resident reunion,
which marked the recent renaming of the
internal medicine residency program in honor
of J. Willis Hurst, drew the biggest crowd,
with 225 attendees. In addition, almost 350
alumni from the classes of 59, 64, 79, 84, 89,
and 94 joined the residents on campus for
     During the weekend, the Emory Medical
Alumni Association conferred its Award of
Honor on Garland D. Perdue, 52M, one of
the premier vascular surgeons, teachers, and innovators in the South for the past 50 years.
An Emory faculty member in the Department
of Surgery for 40 years, he led the vascular
surgery division for 26 years, established a
highly regarded vascular surgery residency
program at Emory in 1969, and spent the last
decade of his service as medical director of
Emory Hospital and director of The Emory
Clinic. As primary surgeon on the state’s first
kidney transplant, he was a role model and
mentor for generations of surgical trainees
and medical students, having himself
completed Emory’s surgical residency program
in 1956.
     H. Warner Webb, 57M, a pioneer in
pediatric surgery, received the Distinguished Achievement Award. With faculty
appointments at two medical schools, the
University of Florida College of Medicine and
Mercer University School of Medicine, Webb
is currently a pediatric surgeon and past
surgeon-in-chief at the Nemours Children’s
Clinic. He has had an exemplary career with
local, national, and international recognition.
In Jacksonville, Florida, the Webb Center is
named in his honor and serves children and
young adults with disabilities, including spina
      The Medical Alumni Association conferred
Resident Alumni Distinguished Achievement
Awards on Andre L. Churchwell and
Sheldon J. Taub.
Churchwell is a senior
partner in the Page-Campbell Cardiology
Group in Nashville, assistant professor of
medicine at Vanderbilt, and clinical associate
professor of medicine at Meharry Medical
College. He completed his residency at Emory
in 1985 and was the first African-American
chief resident at Grady. In 1986, he
completed a nuclear cardiology fellowship at
Emory, joined the faculty, and received an
award as Most Outstanding House Officer.
In 1991, he received the J. Willis Hurst
Award as Best Clinical Teacher. While an
Emory faculty member, he created and
directed the Office of Minority Affairs, was
instrumental in the creation of the Emory-
Georgia Tech Biomedical Technology Research
Center, and received the Robert Wood
Johnson Foundation Minority Faculty
Development Award. He has been named to
the Best Doctor in America list since 1996.
     Taub, who completed his internal
medicine residency at Emory in 1976,
currently practices in Jupiter, Florida, where
he has a reputation as a model physician,
mentor, and educator. With more than 25
publications in his field, he is a featured
speaker on gastroenterology-related issues,
and he serves as Florida governor for the
American College of Gastroenterology. He
has served as chief of gastroenterology, vice
president, president of the board, and chief
of medicine in two sepa-rate Florida hospitals.
He also has been named one of South
Florida’s Top Doctors and has received
recognition as a top doctor in the country.

1. The School of Medicine's internal medicine residency program was recently renamed in honor of cardiologist J. Willis Hurst, who was the chair of the Department of Medicine for almost 30 years. 2. (l to r): Emory Medical Alumni Association President Max White, award winner Andre Churchwell, Dean Lawley, and award winner Garland Perdue celebrate at the awards presentation. 3. H. Warner Webb received the Distinguished Achievement Award. 4. Andre Churchwell poses with mentors Hurst and Bruce Logue, who founded the cardiology program at Emory and who hired Hurst in 1950. 5. Three chairs of medicine: Juha Kokko (left), who chaired the department for 13 years and was Emory's first MD/PhD recipient, Hurst, and current chair, Wayne Alexander. 6. Hurst's son, John, takes after his dad in more than looks. He also is a cardiologist. 7. Director of the Emory Heart Center Doug Morris (left) visits with Logue. 8. Sheldon Taub (left) received the Resident Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award.


Class Challenge

In 1961, tuition at Emory University School of Medicine was $1,000 per year. By comparison, today’s tuition costs are $36,000 per year. The large debts incurred by current medical students prevent them from choosing careers in teaching, research, or indigent care. To shore up scholarship support for Emory medical students,the class of 1961 is coming together in a group effort. The class has set a goal to raise $250,000 in gifts and pledges by 2006, on the occasion of its 45th reunion. These contributions to the Class of 1961 Scholarship Fund establish a base that will grow annually and fill a vital need, helping recruit the very best students, giving relief to students in need, and opening wide the doors for students to enter any field of medicine without restrictions. Led by Dan Dunaway, 61M, the fund-raising effort will help Emory remain competitive and will assist deserving students to pursue their dream of a career in medicine.
     Arthur M. Blood, 45M, also has a challenge for the class of 1945. Blood came to Emory’s medical school during WWII, and he went to school year-round to complete four academic years in three calendar years. “I think the timing of when we were in med school and the war and the pressure of the period probably had something to do with our being a closer-knit group than might have been true otherwise,” says Blood. “The campus was confined. It was difficult to travel in those days. We were all in uniform off campus and drilling. All of that had a unifying effect.” Blood, who retired from 32 years in solo private psychiatric practice in Florida, has made a planned gift of $40,000 to Emory. He challenges his classmates to make a gift in honor of their upcoming 60th reunion in May 2005. “I would love for all of us to remember Emory,” he says.
     If you’d like to help meet either of these challenges, contact Ronnie McKnight, senior associate director of alumni relations, 404-727-5933,


Class Notes

Maurice Rich, 39M,
celebrated three milestones in 2004: the 65th anniversary of his graduation from medical school, the 60th anniversary of his decorated WWII unit’s participation in the Normandy Invasion, and the 55th year of his selection as founding physician of the University of Miami Medical School.


    James L. Achord, 56M, was awarded a master’s by the American College of Physicians in April 2004. He is one of 21 mentors for the American Gastroenterology Association Foundation’s Mentor Scholarship Awards.  


Ivan Backerman, 60M,
volunteers as a teacher and runs dysplasia clinics in Panama City and Corrabelle, Fla., for the Florida State Department of Health. He and his wife, Susie, are enjoying their newest grandchild, Isabel Maryn Finnerly.
    Charles Gillespie, 61M, who retired after 32 years of practicing orthopedics in Albany, Ga., remains active in community and state affairs. He currently serves as the only physician member on the Board of Directors of Governor Perdue’s Military Affairs Coordination Committee, and he also is a member of the Southwest Georgia Airport Aviation Commission and the Department of Human Resources Emergency Medical Services Medical Directors Council. His son, Charles Frederick, is a third-year psychiatry resident at Emory.

Douglas Glover, 61M, received the Most Loyal Faculty Mountaineer Award from West Virginia University Student Foundation Board, an award that exemplifies faithfulness to the ideals and goals of the university and exhibits support for WV activities and operations through leadership and service.
Glover, who practiced OB/GYN in Marietta, Ga., from 1965-1982, retired in November 2004 from West Virginia University, where he was named professor emeritus.

W. Douglas Skelton, 63M, became public health director for eight Georgia counties in March. Upon his retirement from Mercer University, Skelton was honored by the Georgia House and Senate for his 18 years of service, 15 of those as dean.
    O.B. Johnson, 65M, retired this year from his Dublin, Ga.-based practice, Dublin Internal Medicine, after 33 years of practicing medicine. When he joined the practice in 1971, it had only two partners, Pat Roche and the late Jones Skinner, whereas in 2004, upon its 50th anniversary, it has nine partners and more than 70 staff. Johnson will spend part of his retirement serving on the State Board of Nursing Home Administrators as the physician representative. The board includes a nurse, a gerontology educator, a hospital administrator, and others. He also will enjoy spending time with his wife and Emory College graduate, Susan, and working on his farm outside of Dublin.  


Jerry W. Drummond, 70M,
celebrated his 60th birthday this year. His daughter, Ashley, is President Bush’s Deputy Director of Scheduling and Appointments, and his son, David, is a junior at the University of Alabama, studying premed.
Jon Kolkin, 77M, serves on the board of the American Orthopedic Society that oversees international mission projects, and recently, he headed a team to Moldova in an underserved area where his ancestors lived. He also has used his orthopedic skills to train surgeons in Vietnam and other international locales. His daughter is now an undergraduate at Emory College.
    Roy Silverstein, 79M, directs cell biology at the Lerner Research Institute of Cleveland Clinics, where he is developing a center for translational research. He holds clinical appointments in hematology/oncology and cardiovascular medicine and serves as professor of molecular medicine in the new Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of CASE Western Reserve University.  


  Louis Fuerstman, 80M, practices emergency medicine in Dahlonega, Ga., and has led volunteer medical trips to a Tibetan community in South India.

    Reid Blackwelder, 84M, residency director with East Tennessee State University’s Family Physicians, is president of the Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians. A professor in the Department of Family Medicine at East Tennessee, he is well-known for his work that integrates traditional and alternative healing systems into Western allopathic training. He began his career as a small-town doc in Trenton, Ga., but left his practice to make a bigger difference by changing medical education, he says.


William Jackson Hardman III, 92M,
a pathologist in Athens, Ga., and his wife, Mary Ann, purchased a vineyard in 2000 that is now bearing fruit. Persimmon Creek Winery, located in the Northeast Georgia mountains, has 14 acres of grapes in several varieties: Riesling, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Seyval Blanc. Alumni will get a chance to sample their classmate’s wine, which he is donating to the School of Medicine's 150th gala celebration on May 13. Hardman’s father, William J. Hardman Jr., who recently retired, completed a residency in GYN/OB at Emory in 1966.
Born: To Bruce Kraut, 92M, and his wife Lisa, a daughter, Ella Robin Kraut, on November 5, 2004. She joins brother Alexander and Andrew.

    Mary Elizabeth Paulk, 96M, received the 2004
Champion Award from the Texas Partnership for End-of-Life Care,which honors contributions of advocates in the field of end-of-life and palliative care in Texas.
Born: To Tom Dovan, 97M, and Laura Miller Dovan, 97M, a boy, Andrew Thomas, on May 3, 2004. They also have a 2-year-old daughter, Katie. The family lives in Rome, Ga., where Tom, who completed a Hand and Shoulder Fellowship in 2003 at Washington University in St. Louis, works at the Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center with Charlie May, 98M. Laura worked part-time as a pediatrician until Andrew’s birth.

Born: To Sapna Parikh Kripalani, 99M, and Sunil Bhagwan Kripalani (internal medicine), a girl, Sia Kripalani, on July 18, 2004.


Residency Notes
      Willie Adams Jr. (OB/GYN) became the first African-American mayor of Albany, Ga., in February. In an election that was delayed by a federal lawsuit over district lines in the city’s wards, Adams defeated incumbent Tommy Coleman with more than 60 percent of the vote. Adams, a physician for more than 30 years, has served as chief of surgery at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and Palmyra Medical Centers.

Born: To Elizabeth Huddleston Burgess (endocrinology) and John Burgess, a son, Andrew Charles, on March 1, 2004. Twin brothers, Josh and Alex, are three years old. Beth is an internist and endocrinologist at Emory and the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and John is an attorney with Georgia Pacific.

Benjamin Creek (OB/GYN) is secretary for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists District IV.

Born: To Todd Matthew Johnson (emergency medicine) and Betsy Johnson, a boy, Benjamin Matthew, on March 12, 2004, in Clearwater, Fla.
    Melody T. McCloud (OB/GYN) is the author of Blessed Health: The African-American Woman’s Guide to Physical & Spiritual Well-Being (Simon & Schuster). Featured in Parade, Essence, Ebony, Village Voice, Family Circle, and others, the book addresses black women’s health, head-to-toe, at all ages.  
Gerald Silverboard
(pediatrics, neurology) co-authored the chapter, “Arterial Dissections,” for The Stroke. His son, Howard, has recently completed a residency in pulmonary medicine at Emory.



Morris Honigman, 38M,
of Floral Park, N.Y., on July 17, 2004. He was 90.

John Tyler Mauldin Sr., 39M, of Atlanta, on November 9, 2004. He was 92. His surgical training at the Steiner Cancer Clinic was interrupted by WWII, in which he served as regimental surgeon for the 329th division of the 83rd infantry. During his tour of duty, he took more than 400 photos of his unit, nicknamed the ragtag circus because of the vehicles it commandeered from French villagers, including a cement mixer and fire truck, to transport troops into Germany. Copies today hang in the battalion dining facility and headquarters at Fort Benning, Ga. After his Army service, he joined the Georgia Air National Guard as Commander of the 116th Tactical Hospital, and he retired as a colonel after 26 years, receiving the honor of State Brigadier General.
     On the civilian side, he was active in his profession and community, serving as president of the Medical Association of Georgia, medical consultant to Georgia Department of Family and Children’s Services, regional medical consultant to the Bureau of Disability Insurance, and Medicare consultant for Travelers Insurance. He pioneered the development of one of the first HMOs in Georgia in the 1960s, and he represented Georgia at the first White House Council on Aging. He was predeceased by his wife, Anne Scott Harman, granddaughter of the founder of Agnes Scott. He is survived by two daughters, two sons, and two grandchildren.

Benjamin H. Sullivan, 39M, of Sarasota, Fla., on November 22, 2004. He was 90. One of the first neurosurgeons to practice in Southwest Florida, he was a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Hawthorne Surgical Society of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Florida Medical Association. He was an Army veteran of WWII, receiving the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and Oak Leaf Cluster. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Elsie, two daughters, a son, two grandchildren, and a brother.


Francis Holmes, 42M,
of Portsmouth, Vir., on January 7, 2004.

William White Stead, 43M, of Little Rock, Ark., on January 4, 1919, from the complications of Alzheimer’s disease. His academic medical career spanned six decades, including service on the medical faculties at the University of Cincinnati, University of Minnesota, University of Florida, Medical College of Wisconsin, and University of Arkansas. A scholar of pulmonary disease and tuberculosis, he was the first to discover and fully explore epidemics of TB in prisons and nursing homes, and he pioneered short course therapy for the disease. He was director of the Tuberculosis Program at the Arkansas Department of Health from 1973–1998. He is survived by his wife, Martha Joan Stead, one son, two grandchildren, three stepchildren, and a brother, Eugene A. Stead, 32M.

H. Eugene Brown, 46M. See faculty.

George Statham, 46M, of Marietta and Decatur, Ga., of viral encephalitis on July 22, 2004, at the age of 81. He donated his body to Emory School of Medicine.
     Completing a residency in pediatrics at Egleston Children’s Hospital in 1951, he was an original partner in the Decatur Pediatric Group from 1955–1994. In the 1950s, he cared for the children of eight clans of Irish Gypsies, and he was known for his diagnostic prowess.Stratham studied piano at the University of Georgia with Hugh Hodgson and was fond of Chopin, Schumann, and Rachmaninoff as well as Broadway tunes.
     He is survived by a son, daughter, and granddaughter.

Fleming Jolley, 47M. See faculty.

Richard Harrington Maloney, 48M, of Port Orange, Fla., on September 13, 2004. He was 80. After medical school, he completed a residency at Veterans’ Affairs Hospitals in Massachusetts and the Institute of Living in Hartford, Ct., where he was a staff psychiatrist from 1954–1955. He maintained a private psychiatrist practice in West Hartford from 1955– 1998. He was a lifetime member of the American Psychiatric Association, Hartford County Medical Association, Hartford Medical Society, and Hartford Psychiatric Society. He is survived by his wife, Vida Maloney, and two sons, one daughter, three grandchildren, and one brother.


    Ralph Murphy, 50M, of Atlanta, on November 7, 2004, of pneumonia. He was 82. A fellow of the American College of Physicians, he practiced internal medicine at Emory University and Piedmont hospitals for 32 years. He served as president of the Georgia Society of Internal Medicine and was a member of the Medical
Association of Atlanta, the Medical Association of Georgia, the American Medical Association, and the National Board of the American Diabetes Association, for which he launched an annual diabetes youth camp
in 1970. After retiring from private practice in 1985, he was medical director of the Georgia Medical Care Foundation from 1987–1991,
for which he analyzed the performance of hospitals and physicians. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary Atkins Murphy, three daughters, one son, nine grandchildren, and two sisters.

Thomas K. Lewis, 51M, of Spanish Fort, Ala., on March 18, 2004. He is survived by his wife, Rhea W. Lewis.

    William P. White, 52M, of Decatur, Ga., on August 19, 2004, of complications of Parkinson’s disease. He was 79. After completing his MD and residency in pediatrics at Emory, he opened a solo practice in 1964 and practiced for the next 44 years. His patients included the children of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the actors Julia and Eric Roberts. His hobbies included vacationing for a month in the West each year, sailing, and motorcycle riding, which he took up at age 50. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Burke White, four sons, nine grandchildren, two sisters, and a brother.

Paul Wallace Seavey, 53M, see faculty.

    H. Earl Ginn, 57M, of Nashville, Tenn., on May 17, 2004.  


      Charles R. Merritt, 60M, of Greenville, N.C., on August 26, 2003. He is survived by his wife.

Stuart S. Fleming Jr., 63M, of Grass Valley, Calif., on July 6, 2004, after a short illness. He completed an internship at Vanderbilt and a residency in the U.S. Navy, where he served as medical officer aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise, U.S.S. Intrepid, and U.S.S. Independence. He was a staff physician at the Transit Compressed Air Medical Center in San Francisco, medical director of the emergency department at Ralph Davies Medical Center in San Francisco, and medical director at the emergency department of Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. From 1996–2004, he served as medical director of Sierra Nevada Medical Associates. Survivors include his mother, a daughter, two brothers, and two sisters.


      Mack A. Jones, 74M, of Atlanta, on August 29, 2004, of kidney failure at the age of 61. He completed a GYN/OB residency at Emory and Grady Memorial hospitals in 1978, after which he established a private practice in downtown Atlanta. He also worked at Crawford Long, South Fulton, and Southwest hospitals. He retired in 1998. He was a savvy businessman, buying old homes
and renovating them, and he also invested in health care venues and fastfood franchises. His hobby was restoring vintage cars. Survivors include his wife, Vivian Malone Jones, a son, daughter, three brothers, two half-brothers, four sisters, and three grandchildren.
    Jeffrey G. Woodward, 75M, of Marietta, Ga., on September 2, 2004.  


      Jose “Pepe” Martinez, 80M, of Lakeland, Fla., on January 14, 2005, in a plane crash. Martinez, 48, an internist at the Watson Clinic in Lakeland, was on his way to participate in a conference in Tallahassee. According to Louis Saco, CEO for the Watson Clinic, Martinez gave educational talks to other physicians in Florida and had been building an executive physical program designed to give complete and rapid examinations, which drew top businessmen from across the Southeast. He completed an internship in medicine at Emory in 1981. Martinez is survived by his wife, Jill, and their three children, ages 8, 7, and 3.  


Residency Deaths
      Carl Foster (GYN/OB) of Columbia, S.C., on September 2, 2004. He earned his MD from the Medical College of South Carolina and completed a GYN/OB residency at Grady in 1976. He held teaching positions at both institutions. He was a member of the South Carolina Obstetrical and Gynecological Society, South Carolina Medical Association, Southern Medical Association, Medical Journal Club, and Emory Grady Society of Gynecologists and Obstetricians,
among others. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Holliday Foster, a daughter, two sons and two grandchildren.

Samuel W. Golden IV, of Shadyside, Pa., on November 2, 2004, of cancer. He was 49. A specialist in infectious disease, he had a private practice in internal medical with a large number of patients with HIV. A board member of the AIDS Task Force, he served as the agency’s interim head from 1998–1999.

Lamar J. King (medicine) on September 18, 2004. He was a house officer at Emory in 1955.

Baldwin G. Lamson (medicine) of Encino, Calif., on July 2, 2004.
Sam Lightfoot (GYN/OB) of Atlanta, on March 11, 2004. He turned down a football scholarship to Florida A&M to pursue his medical education at Morehouse, where he also was a football running back and punt returner. He attended Meharry Medical College in Nashville and earned the bronze star with the U.S. Army Medical Corps in Vietnam. He completed his residency at Emory in 1974. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Jean Lightfoot, a son, three daughters, his mother, and two sisters.

T.J. McGee (medicine) of Seale, Ala., on July 12, 2004.

John K. Miller (pediatrics) of Black Mountain, N.C., on July 27, 2004, at the age of 82. He was born in the Belgian Congo to missionary parents and received his MD from Tulane in 1946 and an MPH in 1947. He and his wife, Aurie, served as Presbyterian missionaries in the Congo from 1949–1987. A lifelong student, he earned an MPH in Maternal and Child Health from Harvard in 1965, completed a pediatrics residency at Grady and Egleston in 1970 at the age of 52, and earned an honorary doctorate from Davidson College in 1980. He is survived by his wife.

Chet Morse (medicine) of Decatur, Ga., on January 20, 2005. He was 89 and donated his body to Emory University School of Medicine.
      Morse practiced internal medicine in Decatur for 45 years before retiring in 1990. During retirement, he volunteered at Jerualem House and Project Open Hand.
     An avid gardener, Morse and his wife donated their home and its surrounding 7 acres of woodlands to the Decatur Preservation Alliance. The master plan for the property includes a rock garden, ampitheater, education center, and maze that winds throughout woodlands with camellias, azaleas, peonies, and roses.
     He is survived by his wife, Gene Slack Morse, a son, three daughters, 13 grandchildren, and a brother.

Robert E. Moylan (surgery) of Weston, Mass., on Aug. 11, 2004, of melanoma. He was 63. After completing his internship and residency at Emory, he served in the U.S. Navy as a medical officer aboard destroyers in the Mediterranean, being discharged in 1971 as a lieutenant commander. He completed a residency in urology at Boston City Hospital in 1974 and entered private practice in Cambridge. He was a clinical instructor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Urological Association and Boston Surgical Society. He is survived by his wife, Alice, two daughters, and a brother.

Rufus Kay Nimmons Jr. (surgery) of Seneca, S.C., on December 24, 2004, following an accident in which he fell from a truck. He received his MD from Johns Hopkins, served an internship at Columbia University, and completed a surgery residency at Emory. He practiced surgery in Seneca until his retirement. He was an avid runner and participated in a number of marathons, finishing first or second in his age group.
    Jose T. Sanchez Jr. (GYN/OB) of Key West, Fla., on January 20, 2004. He is survived by his wife.  
Patrick C. Shea Jr. (surgery) of Tampa, Fla., on August 7, 2004, at the age of 86. In private practice in Atlanta for more than 31 years, he was director of medical education at St. Joseph’s Hospital and assistant professor of surgery at Emory. He was a member of the American Board of Surgery and American Burn Association. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Navy as a
captain and medical officer on the U.S.S. Okaloosa in the South Pacific. He is survived by a son, two daughters, four grandchildren, and three brothers.

Helen Slade (psychiatry) of Atlanta, on July 24, 2004, of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. She did graduate work in biology in the mid-1930s at a time when few women were entering science careers. She earned her MD from Johns Hopkins and met her husband, the late John Slade, 42M, while an intern. They settled in Atlanta after WWII, where she practiced pediatrics.
She did a residency in psychiatry at Emory in 1970, then practiced at the old Georgia Mental Health Institute and the Central DeKalb Mental Health Center. She is survived by two sons and five grandchildren.

    Lawson Stoneburner (surgery) of Greenville, S.C., on March 4, 2004. He received his MD from Ohio State University in 1943 and served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during WWII. After completing his residency at Emory, he began a general surgery practice in Greenville in 1952, where he practiced until 1986. He
next became volunteer medical director and founder of the Greenville Free Medical Clinic, where he served for more than 15 years. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Louise Dinger Stoneburner, two sons, four grandchildren, and two brothers.

Thomas Thornhill (pathology) of Lynchburg, Va., on May 19, 2003.

Roy Wood (emergency medicine) of Alva, Fla., on January 9, 2005. An Army National Guard Special Forces medical sergeant, Wood died in Afghanistan from injuries sustained in a non-hostile vehicle accident.
      Wood's 24-year military career with the Army Reserve and Army National Guard was distinguished. His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Reserve Achievement Medal with Silver Hourglass Device, the National Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Basic Parachutist Badge, the Parachute Rigger Badge, the Ranger Tab, and the Special Forces Tab.
     In civilian life, Wood was an emergency physician in Fort Myers, Fla. He earned his MD from the University of Miami and completed an internship at Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital and a residency in emergency medicine at Emory in 1995. He was board certified by the American Board of Emergency Physicians.
     Wood is survived by his wife and two children, ages 3 and 6.


Faculty Deaths
    Calvin Brown, one of the first African-American professors at Emory School of Medicine, died July 8, 2004, of multiple myeloma.
      In the 1960s, when Brown accepted the co-directorship of the Atlanta Southside Comprehensive Health Center, he took on a risky endeavor. The project, based in Emory’s then Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, was to deliver decentralized primary health care to a medically underserved community by Emory faculty and was funded by the Poverty Program. Because it straddled many political issues of the day,
including socialized medicine and segregation, Emory had difficulty recruiting a medical director until Bill Marine convinced Brown to join him as co-director.
     “This was a most fortunate step for it addressed the racial issue, neutralized the opposition of the black physicians, and gave the center credibility with the community,” says Thomas Sellers, who directed the Department in those days.
     During segregation, Brown had been denied admission to Emory School of Medicine, and to become co-director, he had to restrict his own practice and suffer the rejection of some fellow black physicians who believed the center would compete with their practices. Despite the obstacles, Brown accepted the assignment because he felt it was the right thing to do, according to Sellers. And the center succeeded, becoming an integral part of the
Morehouse School of Medicine and leading Emory to found the Grady Satellite Clinics.
     Between 1971 and 1983, Brown was principal physician at the Fulton County Jail. He had a distinguished career in private practice and as a faculty member of Morehouse, where he also served as a trustee and was involved in the establishment of the medical school.Survivors include two daughters.

H. Eugene Brown, 46M, long-time internist at The Emory Clinic, died August 20, 2004, of cardiac arrest. He practiced internal medicine at Emory from 1954–1973, followed by service at the Federal Reserve Bank from 1973–1980. After he left the Federal Reserve, he conducted physicals of Army recruits and reviewed disability claims for the Social Security Administration.
     A member of Mensa, Brown taught philosophy and Shakespearean plays at Emory as well as led tours to Europe. He won spelling bees at the Stein Club in Midtown Atlanta, where he became chairman of the word selection committee.
     Survivors include three sons, two daughters, five grandchildren, five greatgrandchildren, and a brother.

John Harrell Upton Brown, former professor of physiology at Emory, died October 7, 2004. He was 85.
     A biomedical engineer, prolific author, and medical researcher, Brown received his PhD from Rutgers University. In addition to Emory School of Medicine, he served on the faculties of the University of Houston, Texas Women’s University, Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Texas Health Science Center, the University of Texas Medical Center/San Antonio, the University of Texas/Austin, Trinity University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, University of North Carolina, Mellon Institute, the University of Pittsburgh, and San Antonio Art Institute. At the University of Houston, he was associate provost for science and research and retired as professor emeritus. He also served in several governmental posts in Washington, D.C., including acting director for National Institutes of Health.
     He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jessie Carolyn Schulz Brown, and two sisters.

Fleming Jolley, 47M, a neurosurgeon who served on the Emory faculty from 1950 to 1979, died on November 5, 2004.
      Jolley's long association with Emory began with his graduation from Oxford College and Emory University and continued to his Emory medical degree, earned at the age of 21. After completing a surgery residency at Columbia University and active duty in the U.S. Navy, he returned to Emory in 1954 for a neurosurgery residency. He established a
    private practice in downtown Atlanta as one of only eight neurosurgeons in the city. After two years in solo practice, he joined The Emory Clinic and the faculty of the School of Medicine, where he trained many of the neurosurgeons currently practicing throughout the Southeast and the nation. In 1979, he relocated his surgical practice to Brunswick, Ga., to be near the Sea Island home that he loved.
     In 1999, Jolley received the Emory Medal from the Association of Emory Alumni. In 1996, he donated 60 acres of land that had been in his family for more than six decades. Proceeds from the sale of the land funded a medical school scholarship named for Jolley’s first wife, the late Anne Hoyt, who died in 1993, as well as the renovation of four of Oxford College’s oldest dorms into the ultramodern Fleming L. Jolley Residential Center.
     Throughout his career, Jolley held many leadership positions, including president of the Medical Association of Georgia, member of the American College of Neurological Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the Harvey Cushing Society, the Southern Neurological Society, and president of the Georgia chapter of the American College of Surgeons.
     He is survived by his wife, Bettye Irby Jolley, three children, four stepchildren, and a sister.

Paul Wallace Seavey, 53M, professor emeritus of medicine and a fellow in the American College of Physicians, died November 12, 2004, of prostate cancer. He was known as a doctor’s doctor and treated many prominent Emory community members and families, including the last three University presidents.
     Seavey’s career at Emory spanned 55 years. He had retired in 1997, after having served as chief of internal
    medicine in The Emory Clinic for 10 years and as a member of the faculty since 1967. He was an alumnus of the College class of 1949 as well as the medical school class of 1953. He trained as a cardiology fellow
under Bruce Logue and Willis Hurst. Seavey also served on the boards of Wesley Woods and the Rollins School of Public Health and was chairman of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee for 20 years.
     Seavey’s devotion to patients and excellence in practice endeared him to the community and prompted many gifts to the School of Medicine. In his honor, the Paul W. Seavey Chair in Internal Medicine and the Seavey Medical Endowment were established. The endowment funds fellowships and supports activities of internal medicine faculty at the beginning of their careers. Working with his long-time friend and patient, John Rollins, Seavey was instrumental in the development and construction of the Rollins Pavilion at Emory Hospital.
     “Dr. Seavey was the physician we would all want for ourselves and for our family,” says his colleague Dave Roberts. “He was a leader and mentor. His example and impact will remain long after his passing.”
     Seavey is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary Ann, three daughters, and seven grandchildren.

Xiaohong Wang,
assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, died in a car accident in July 2004, along with his sixth-grade son, Jim, while they were vacationing in Wuhan, China. Wang had returned to China for the first time in many years to visit his parents. His wife, Xiao Lan Ou, and older son, John, escaped injury in the accident.Wang was a promising researcher at the interface between immunology and psychiatry focusing on anxiety, depression, and mood disorders in patients with cancer and other medical illnesses. He practiced throughout the Emory
    system with his main clinical responsibilities in the psychiatric emergency room at Grady. He received the psychiatry residents’ teaching award in 2003.
     A graduate of Tongji Medical University, he interned at Wayne State University and completed a residency at the State University of New York—Upstate Medical University in Syracuse.He earned a PhD at Texas A&M.
     His many awards included membership in the American Psychiatric Association (APA), a Janssen Psychiatry Resident Award of Excellence, a Janssen Faculty Career Development Award, a Young Investigator Award from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, a psychiatric research fellowship sponsored by the APA and Wyeth-Ayerst, and a Research Scientist Development Award from the National Institute of Mental Health.
     “Xiaohong was a treasured friend, whom we will all miss terribly,” says Andrew Miller, Emory professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and director of psychiatric oncology at Emory’s Winship Cancer Institute. “He was on a major upswing in his career, and his premature death is all the more tragic when considering his immense potential to make significant contributions to the lives of so many.”


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