.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
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
For more information, contact Gail Habif at 404-727-2251 or email@example.com.
End of the year sales
Both the Emory and the Carlos Museum bookstores are gearing up for storewide
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.
SCHOLARSHIP & RESEARCH
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
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.