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May 1, 2000
Volume 52, No. 31



Tutu heads home after two years at Candler

Network ops, telecommunications merge

McKinney did not send letter

First Person: An open letter from President Bill Chace

Emory Profile: Moscow on the Chattahoochee

Emory opens Center for Aesthetic Surgery

Staff Fest 2000 set for May 19

Theater Emory announces '00-01 season

WABE to host Emory show

Employee council

President's Commission on L/G/B/T concerns

University Senate

Symposium to focus on libraries, technology

.Carlos Museum hosts annual gala

Veneralia 2000, the Carlos Museum's annual gala fundraiser, will be held May 18 at 7 p.m. After cocktails in the reception hall, chefs from the Ritz Carlton will prepare dinner and jazz musician Gary Motely will perform with his orchestra.

Patron tickets for the event are $1,000 and individual tickets are $250. All proceeds from the event will go toward the recently acquired Egyptian collection.

For more information, contact Gail Habif at 404-727-2251 or ghabif@emory.edu.

End of the year sales

Both the Emory and the Carlos Museum bookstores are gearing up for storewide sales.

The Emory Bookstore will hold its sale on May 4-5. Clothing, novelties and school supplies will be discounted up to 50 percent. Store hours will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Carlos Museum's sale will be May 5-6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. All books, jewelry, statuary, cards and other merchandise will be 20 percent off, while books (already reduced 25 to 75 percent) will receive an additional discount.


Cai studies Chinese women in fiction, film

FDA green lights new laser vision treatment

Wesley Woods to become part of Emory Hospitals

Wesley Woods Hospital will become part of Emory Hospitals, effective Sept. 1. At the request of Michael Johns, executive vice president for Health Affairs, the plan was developed jointly by Wesley Woods, Emory Healthcare and Emory Hospitals.

The change is not anticipated to affect the other components of Wesley Woods, including Wesley Woods Towers, Budd Terrace of Wesley Woods and the Health Center.

But the move will strengthen Wesley Woods Hospital in challenging economic times. The recent changes in Medicare reimbursement hurt hospitals nationwide, but they disproportionately hit Wesley Woods, where the vast majority of patients are senior citizens on Medicare. The hospital experienced a $4.2 million deficit last year.

"We wanted to do more than create savings from the consolidation, however," Johns said. "We wanted to improve the continuity of care for patients at Wesley Woods, and within Emory Healthcare, to work better together as a family of institutions, and to begin to maximize the great potential at Wesley Woods."

Database locates federal clinical trials

Atlanta-area residents interested in participating in medical research projects can visit http://clinical trials.gov to find trials in their area.

More than 4,000 clinical trials, which test new drugs or treatments, are posted on the site. Emory University currently has 178 federally funded studies listed on the site.

Many people with cancer or HIV/AIDS, for instance, enroll in clinical trials to expand their treatment options. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates that at any given time, approximately 10,000 participants are enrolled in the roughly 7,000 studies it conducts or supports.