Emory Report
February 4, 2008
Volume 60, Number 18

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February 4, 2008
Take Note

Memorial service to honor Berman
A memorial celebration for Emory Law School professor Harold Berman, who passed away Nov. 13, will be held noon to 1:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11 at the law school’s Tull Auditorium.

Berman was the first Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law and was instrumental in the establishment of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to: the Harold J. Berman Memorial Fund, Attention: Ms. Anita Mann, Emory Law School, 1301 Clifton Rd., Atlanta, GA, 30322.

Auction supports Carter Center
A bench of hard maple wood handcrafted by former President Jimmy Carter and an array of rare presidential memorabilia will be auctioned Feb. 9 to help support the work of The Carter Center.

The live and silent auctions are currently open to the public for advance bids at www.cartercenter.org. The live auction will take place in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., during the Center’s annual Winter Weekend celebration.
“This annual auction provides critical support for the Carter Center’s work,” Carter said. “Working together, we can continue to help people around the world create healthier and more peaceful lives for themselves, building hope for us all.”

Also to be auctioned are exotic and luxury vacations, photographs autographed by world leaders, autographed music and sports items and artwork.

Bariatrics Center gets accreditation
The Emory Bariatric Center at Emory Crawford Long Hospital has been accredited as a Level 1 Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the Bariatric Surgery Center Network Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons.

The BSCN Accreditation Program provides confirmation that a bariatric surgery center has demonstrated its commitment to providing the highest quality care for its bariatric surgery patients “from the pre-hospital phase through the postoperative care and treatment process,” said Crawford Long’s Chief Operating Officer Dane Peterson.

As part of the two-year accreditation process, hospitals undergo an on-site verification by experienced bariatric surgeons, who review the center’s structure, process and quality of data.