January 28, 2008
William Bornstein, chief quality officer of Emory Healthcare, has been named vice chair of the Professional and Technical Advisory Committee of the Joint Commission Hospital Accreditation Program.
The PTAC is composed of health care experts who advise and assist in the development of new and revised standards, and recommend improvements to the accreditation process.
Bornstein is a representative to the PTAC for the American Hospital Association. An independent, not-for-profit organization, the Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.
Dana Sayre-Stanhope, acting associate professor and director of the Emory Physician Assistant Program, began her term at the first of the year as president of the Physician Assistant Education Association.
PAEA is a national organization representing physician assistant educational programs, whose mission emphasizes faculty development and the business of PA education.
Sayre-Stanhope, who was elected in October in Quebec, had served on the PAEA board for three years.
Jacob Wright, assistant professor of Hebrew Bible in the Candler School of Theology, is a winner of the 2008 John Templeton Award for Theological Promise. He earned the award for his book, “Rebuilding Identity: The Nehemiah Memoir and its Earliest Readers,” published by De Gruyter in 2004.
The Templeton Award for Theological Promise was founded by John Mark Templeton, a billionaire philanthropist and promoter of the interplay between religion and science. It is specifically designated for junior scholars of religion.