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July 8, 2002


Admission trends emerge for Emory College
Nine out of 10 Emory freshmen come from the top 10 percent of their high school classes, a longstanding trend that Dean of Admission Dan Walls said continues with the incoming class of 2006.

This year’s freshman class also has a rise in applications from the South, including seven percent more coming from Georgia. Other ongoing trends are the continued rise in early-decision and international applications, the latter up nearly 50 percent in the last three years.

The geographic distribution of all undergraduate applicants is as follows:
• Southeast: 36 percent (18 percent instate)
• Middle Atlantic: 35 percent
• Midwest: 11 percent
• New England: seven percent
• Southwest: four percent
• West: six percent
• International: one-and-a-half percent

On the international side, the dramatic rise in applications from abroad is helping Emory meet its goal of five percent international enrollment.

“We may actually hit five percent this fall, and we are just scratching the surface with international enrollment,” Walls said.


Cardiologist receives $300K grant from AHA
Viola Vaccarino of the School of Medicine’s Division of Cardiology has received the American Heart Association’s Established Investigator Award. The $300,000 grant will support new research by the Emory Heart Center into the mechanism by which depression may cause or contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Vaccarino—an associate professor in the School of Medicine and the Rollins School of Public Health—and her research team will concentrate on the role oxidation may play in the development of CVD.

The study began July 1 and will run through June 30, 2006.