Emory Report
July 7, 2008
Volume 60, Number 34



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July 7, 2008
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Candler academy seeks supplies
The summer academy of the Youth Theological Initiative at the Candler School of Theology needs help supplying the kitchens in its new living quarters at the Clairmont Campus Tower.

Specifically, the program seeks donations to help the 44 scholars and 20 staff members who will be living in apartments with kitchens. The wish list names new or gently used kitchen implements and small appliances; cleaning tools and supplies; gift cards; and foodstuffs.

The program can also take loans of appliances and cookware.

To drop off items, contact the YTI office at yti@emory.edu or 404-712-9160; or stop by 309 Bishops Hall.
For information on in-kind gifts, contact Paul Rasmussen at paul.rasmussen@emory.edu or 404-727-0058.

Cancer program helps children
Children whose parents have been diagnosed with cancer can get support through a new program at the Emory Winship Cancer Institute.

CLIMB, or Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery, works to enable children ages 6 to 11 to deal with their feelings of sadness, fear, anxiety or anger in the wake of a parent’s cancer diagnosis.

The next CLIMB program begins Aug. 19, and will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday for six weeks.

“This program focuses on the children, and how they can express their feelings and learn more about what a cancer diagnosis means,” says CLIMB’s director Rebecca Sizemore, a social worker at Emory Winship.
Participants’ parents don’t have to be Emory patients.

For more information, contact Sizemore at 404-778-5926 or rebecca.sizemore@emoryhealthcare.org.

Accreditation for research programs
Emory has received accreditation from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs Inc., which accredits biomedical or behavioral and social sciences research programs involving human participants.

“Accreditation is important to Emory because it validates our efforts to provide a safe and ethical environment for the conduct of human research,” says David L. Wynes, vice president for research administration.

AAHRPP’s standards exceed federal regulations by requiring organizations to address conflict of interest, to provide community outreach and education and to apply the same stringent protections to all research involving human participants.