Depression study seeks volunteers
The neuropsychology laboratory at the Psychological Center in the Dental Building is looking for volunteers for a study on a promising new treatment for depression. Adults who are in the midst of a diagnosed major depressive episode or who have previously suffered from this disorder and continue to experience negative mood or sleep disturbance are eligible. Participation does not interfere with any current treatment or medication, takes place daily (or as close as possible) over a period of two to three weeks, incurs no expense and involves no medications. For full details, call 404-727-7451 and request a consent form for the study.
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Biomedical researcher to give lecture
Emory alumnus James Gavin '70G, senior scientific officer with the Howard Huges Medical Institute, will deliver a speech, "Biomedical Research as the Enemy of Human Disease: A Call to Arms for the Physician- Scientist," Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in WHSCAB Auditorium.
Gavin received his PhD in biochemistry from Emory in 1970. He is a trustee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, past president of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), chair of African-American programs for the ADA and was named the 1997 Internist of the Year by the National Medical Association. His speech is sponsored by Hughes Science Initiatives. A reception will follow the lecture.
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Student assaulted in Lullwater
A female Emory student was accosted while jogging in Lullwater Jan. 21 at approximately 5:30 p.m. The assailant, described as a white male from 20 to 30 years old, allegedly grabbed the student from behind and threw her to the ground. When she screamed, her attacker ran away.
The man is described as being 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing from 180 to 200 pounds, clean-cut with mid-length blond hair. He was wearing a blue sweatsuit and a blue hat.
Anyone with information relating to this incident should call the University Police at 404-727-8005.
Women's Center holds awards dinner
The Emory Women's Center will hold its first Unsung Heroine Awards Feb. 17 at the Houston Mill House to honor women who have demonstrated extraordinary dedication to issues affecting women at Emory and/or in the larger community.
Georgia Supreme Court Justice Leah Sears '80L, the first female justice of the state Supreme Court, will deliver the keynote address. A cashbar reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., and a three-course dinner will be served at 6:30.
Tickets are $19 per person, and reservations are limited to 60. RSVP with payment by Feb. 6 to Emory Women's Center 1998 Unsung Heroine Awards, P.O. Box GG. For more information, call 404-727-2001 or send e-mail to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
1998 EPIC awards set for Feb. 5
The Emory Public Interest Committee (EPIC) at the law school is hosting its second annual EPIC Inspiration Awards Ceremony and reception on Feb. 5. The fund-raising event will begin with the awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m.
Georgia Supreme Court Justice Leah Sears '80L will present the 1998 EPIC Inspiration Awards to three individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the public interest. They include the Rev. John Cromartie Jr., former executive director of Georgia Legal Services Program and senior minister of Cumming First United Methodist Church; Stephen Bright, director of the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta; and Kerry McGrath, deputy director of the Southern Regional Office of Amnesty International USA.
A $25 contribution is requested for the event, which has become a major fund-raiser for the EPIC. The organization provides stipends to law students pursuing public interest law projects during the summer. For reservations, call Sue McAvoy at 404-727-5503.