Emory Report
June 6, 2005
Volume 57, Number 32


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June 6, 2005
Around Campus

Rein Saral, senior associate director of Winship Cancer Institute and associate medical director of Emory Hospitals, was awarded an honorary doctor of science degree by his alma mater, Grinnell College, at the school’s May 23 commencement exercises.

Saral graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1965 from Grinnell, located in the Iowa town of the same name. From there he went on to earn his medical degree from Johns Hopkins in 1969, and in 1974 he became director of Hopkins’ bone marrow transplantation program. He joined Emory in 1991 to direct the same type of program, developing it into the Southeast’s largest marrow-transplantation effort. In 1993 he became director of The Emory Clinic, a position he held until last year.

“I am delighted and truly honored to receive such a prestigious award from my alma mater,” Saral said. “I am greatly indebted to Grinnell College, an extraordinary academic institution where I benefited from a caring environment and rigorous intellectual challenge.”

Nanette Wenger, chief of cardiology at Grady Hospital and professor of cardiology in the School of Medicine, received the 2005 Atlanta Business Chronicle Health-Care Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award in a ceremony earlier this month at the Intercontinental Hotel.

A member of the Grady Hospital staff since 1958, Wenger specializes in coronary disease in women. She is the first-ever female president of the Georgia chapter of the American Heart Association, and has also chaired the U.S. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Conference on Cardiovascular Health and Disease in Women.