Emory Report
August 4, 2008
Volume 60, Number 36



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August 4, 2008

Paul Fowler has been appointed the executive director of Emory’s Career Center. Fowler is currently the director of the Career Center and associate dean of student affairs at Carnegie Mellon University.

He will begin his duties in Campus Life on Aug. 11.

Stuart Knechtle joined the Emory Transplant Center as director of its liver transplant program on July 16. Knechtle will be a professor in the Department of Surgery in Emory School of Medicine.

Knechtle has been the director of liver transplantation and transplant clinical trials at the University of Wisconsin, Madison since 2005.

Knechtle is founder, chairman and chief scientific officer of Renovar, a biotechnology company that specializes in diagnostic tests for kidney diseases.

Joel H. Saltz, a pioneer in the fields of high-performance computing and biomedical informatics, will join Woodruff Health Sciences Center in September as director of the Center for Comprehensive Informatics and as Emory Healthcare’s Chief Medical Information Officer.

Saltz currently serves as professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics and professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Ohio State University, Davis Endowed Chair of Cancer at OSU, and a senior fellow of the Ohio Supercomputer Center.

Lisa Underwood joined the University Aug. 1 as its new associate vice president in charge of transportation services and parking facilities.

Underwood previously directed the same services during a period of increased ridership at Washington University in St. Louis.

Underwood also will serve as a leader for the Clifton Corridor Transportation Management Association.

Karen Worthington has been appointed director of Emory School of Law’s Barton Child Law and Policy Clinic, beginning this month.

Worthington served as the Barton Clinic’s director from its opening in 2000 until 2006, and has served as part-time co-director for the last two years. She also serves as a senior fellow of Emory’s Center for the Study of Law and Religion.