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$5 million gift to pediatrics from Marcus Foundation

The Marcus Foundation has committed $5 million to the Department of Pediatrics to create the Marcus Society in Pediatrics. The Marcus Society will be the “intellectual home” for 15 Marcus Professors in Pediatrics—six existing Marcus Professors and nine who are newly funded—as well as an annual visiting scholar.

Boon for ICUs in North Georgia

Emory, other Atlanta-area hospitals, and the Northeast Georgia Health System were awarded $10.7 million from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to build a network supporting intensive care units in North Georgia through collaborations like combining specialty training for nurse practitioners and physician assistants with telemedicine ICU services.

Emory biologist named to National Academy of Science

Samuel C. Dobbs Professor of Biology Bruce Levin has been elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for his excellence in original scientific research. Levin, a leader in using mathematical and computer simulation modeling to study the evolutionary biology of bacteria and their viruses, brings the number of Emory faculty elected to the NAS to five.

Guggenheims granted to history faculty

Associate Professor of History Tonio Andrade and Betty Gage Holland Professor of Roman History Judith Evans Grubbs earned Guggenheim Fellowships for 2012. Andrade is a specialist in global history and the history of China, and Grubbs’s research interests center on social history and law in the Roman Empire.

Schuchard named American Academy of Arts and Sciences fellow

Goodrich C. White Professor of English Ronald Schuchard, a leading scholar of T. S. Eliot and W. B. Yeats, has been named a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Schuchard is a faculty adviser to Emory’s Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) and founder of the Richard Ellmann Lectures in Modern Literature.

Emory psychologists receive national honor

Dobbs Professor of Psychology Elaine Walker and Professor of Psychology Scott Lilienfeld have received the 2013 James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award for lifetime achievement from the Association for Psychological Science. Only a few Cattell Fellow Awards are given each year, and this is the first time they have gone to professors at the same university.

Emory recognized as a “safe community”

The National Safety Council recognized Emory University as the first community in Georgia designated a “safe community” through the Safe Communities America program. Emory is the second university in the US to receive the designation, which evaluates partnerships and programs around community safety.

Goizueta professor named top-10 Indian thought leader

Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing Jagdish Sheth was named among the top 10 “2012 Global Indian Thought Leaders” by the Economic Times, India’s leading financial daily newspaper. Sheth, who has taught at Emory since 1991, was named as the sixth top-ranked thought leader among a list of distinguished academicians.

Improving survival during childbirth in Ethiopia

The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing has received $4.5 million from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) for a four-year project, led by Associate Professor Lynn Sibley, designed to improve maternal and newborn survival rates in rural Ethiopia, where 22,000 women and 100,000 infants die each year from complications of childbirth.

Eagles soar in Directors’ Cup standings

The Department of Athletics and Recreation finished sixth in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Division III standings. The Eagles had six top-10 finishes in the Directors’ Cup: women’s swimming and diving (first), men’s tennis (first), men’s swimming and diving (third), women’s tennis (third), women’s soccer (ninth), and volleyball (ninth).

Eagles pitcher drafted to pros

Former Eagles pitcher Paul Schwendel 12C was selected by the Texas Rangers in the 40th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on June 6. Schwendel, from Alpharetta, was selected by the reigning American League champions in the final round of the draft, with the 1,236th overall pick.

Emory Magazine’s 175th anniversary issue wins CASE awards

The 175th anniversary issue of Emory Magazine (autumn 2011) earned two national awards in the Council for Advancement and Suppport of Education competition. The cover, featuring artwork by Pulitzer Prize–winning editorial cartoonist Mike Luckovich, won a bronze award for illustration, and the commemorative issue won a silver award in the periodical special issues category.

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