Feb. 7 is deadline for Awards of Distinction nominees
Emory faculty and staff are invited to nominate employees for the Award
of Distinction, which recognizes outstanding service and contributions to
the Emory community by Emory staff members.
All general staff and presidentially approved principals employed for at
least one year are eligible to be nominated. Hospital employees have an
internal recognition program and are not eligible for the Award of Distinction.
Nominations should reflect consistent excellence in the performance of job
duties and responsibilities and should cite examples of how the employee
Nominations may be made by faculty or staff. Employees may not nominate
themselves, nor can previous recipients or retirees be nominated. All nominations
must be typed, and no more than 500 words and endorsed by the head of the
department, school or division in which the nominated employee works.
- · Service and contributions in the work environment that have
been rendered above and beyond the call of duty, and/or
- · Exemplary personal qualities that have enhanced the overall
effectiveness of, or public regard for, the services provided by the department
The department head should then submit a written recommendation to the selection
committee on each person nominated from the department. No more than five
nominees may be submitted from any single department, school or division.
Nominations are due by Friday, Feb. 7, and should be sent to P.O. Box 23705,
Evening at Emory offers Mini-Medical School 102
No matter what their science or medicine background, Emory employees can
learn how physicians take histories, use diagnostic tests and solve the
mysteries of differential diagnosis.
Following on the heels of last fall's successful third Emory MiniMedical
School program will be "MiniMedical School 102": Diagnostic Skills
and Clinical Workups. Ten Emory physicians will explain how doctors diagnose
and determine the extent of disease and the effect of treatments-and what
health care consumers can do to collect and provide information to help
this process along.
The four-part course, directed by cardiologist Randy Martin, will be held
Tuesdays, Feb. 4-25, from 7-9 p.m. The cost is $50 (20 percent discount
to MiniMedical School graduates and Emory employees). To register, call
Evening at Emory at 727-6000.
Special cloth donated for Carter Center program
The DuPont Company and Precision Fabrics Group have agreed to donate 300,000
square yards of nylon filter cloth for Guinea worm eradication to The Carter
Center's Global 2000 Program. The nylon cloth allows people to filter from
their drinking water the fleas that cause Guinea worm.
DuPont and Precision Fabrics already have contributed more than 2 million
square yards of the fabric since 1990. "We are deeply grateful for
their generosity," said former President Jimmy Carter. "Guinea
worm cases already have been reduced by 97 percent worldwide, and these
extraordinary contributions should enable us to eradicate this debilitating
People are infected with Guinea worm disease when they drink stagnant water
contaminated with tiny water fleas carrying the worm's larvae. The disease
can be prevented, but there is no cure.
The commitment by DuPont is especially noteworthy since the company, which
developed the unique monofilament nylon at President Carter's request in
1990, no longer owns the unit that produces the fiber. DuPont is now purchasing
the cloth in order to continue the donation.
"The filter cloth is key," said Donald Hopkins, director of Global
2000's eradication program. "Along with health education, it's the
fastest and least expensive way to prevent transmission of the disease."
Return to January 21, 1997 Contents Page