Emory eighteenth for African Americans

Emory ranks eighteenth on a list of the fifty best colleges for African American students, according to Black Enterprise Magazine. Atlanta’s Morehouse College ranked first and Spelman College ranked third. Colleges were rated on black enrollment, graduation rates, and how well they prepared black students academically and socially.

Facilities employees honored

The Association for Higher Education Facilities Officers awarded its highest institutional honor—the APPA Award for Excellence—to Emory for its commitment to excellence in the field of educational facilities. Robert Hascall, chief facilities officer, accepted the award on behalf of Emory’s nearly 550 facilities employees.

CDC grant to encourage screening for colorectal cancer

Using a $2.5 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a team of researchers at the Rollins School of Public Health, the University of North Carolina’s Lineberger Cancer Center, and Aetna, will encourage more people over fifty to be voluntarily screened for colorectal cancer, the second most common cause of cancer mortality.

Libraries receive national grant

Emory’s libraries have received a national leadership grant for $194,900, to be matched with an additional $115,786, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the primary source of federal funds for the nation’s museums and libraries. Also, the Digital Library Federation was awarded $292,456 for a research partnership with Emory and other universities.

New joint nursing program

Emory and Agnes Scott College are creating a joint five-year program for students who want to become nurses. Students would earn a bachelor of arts degree from Agnes Scott and a bachelor of science degree from Emory. The nursing school has started several new initiatives with the goal of expanding enrollment by 20 percent.

Honeycutt Chairs in Nursing

Professors Kathy Parker and Jo Ann Dalton have been named to the Edith F. Honeycutt Chairs at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. The chairs were established in 1990 through an endowment from the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta in honor of Edith Honeycutt ’39N, an oncology nurse and the Woodruff family’s nurse.

Emory Village roundabout: Better late than never?

Construction on the traffic roundabout at the busy Emory Village intersection of North Decatur Road, Dowman Drive, and Oxford Road will begin next year. Ironically, planners uncovered a 1960 rendering of a proposed roundabout in Emory Village almost identical to the one currently being developed.

Merger results in new law and religion center

The Law and Religion Program will merge with the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Religion next fall. The new Center for the Study of Law and Religion will be directed by Jonas Robitscher Professor of Law and Ethics John Witte and co-directed by Professor Frank Alexander.

Brumley Chair in Pediatrics is also new department chair

Barbara Stoll, a pediatrician who specializes in neonatal infectious diseases, has been named chair of the Department of Pediatrics, medical director of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and the Dr. George W. Brumley Jr. Chair in Pediatrics, newly established in honor of Brumley, who died last year with several members of his family in a plane crash in Kenya.

CDC grant to Rollins School of Public Health

The Rollins School of Public Health has been awarded $6.3 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to establish a Prevention Research Center. The center will focus on improving the lifestyles and health of residents in 33 southwest Georgia counties by helping them to reduce smoking and obesity, and increase physical exercise.



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