Emory Report
June 23, 2008
Volume 60, Number 33



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June 23, 2008
Take Note

Senate seeks panel volunteers
University Senate President Steven Culler invites Emory community members to serve on one of the Senate’s standing committees.

The committees review University policies and proposals, initiate policy recommendations, and provide a forum for discussion of policies and practices in areas of University life. Committee mission statements can be viewed at www.emory.edu/SENATE/.

Culler emphasized volunteers for the Senate Diversity Committee, the newest panel.
Terms of membership are one academic year, renewable for up to three years.

Send an e-mail by July 30 to the chairperson of the committee with a brief statement of interest in the committee’s work.

Emory Athletics is 7th in Director’s Cup
Emory’s Department of Athletics finished seventh in the 2007–08 United States Sports Academy Directors’ Cup Division III standings.

The Directors’ Cup, a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and USA Today and program sponsor, the United States Sports Academy, awards points based on each institution’s finish in up to 18 sports.

The Eagles had seven overall top-10 finishes in this year’s standings: men’s tennis, second; men’s swimming and diving, fourth; women’s swimming and diving, fourth; volleyball, fifth; women’s tennis, fifth; men’s outdoor track and field, seventh; and women’s soccer, ninth.

Emory had 14 teams compete in NCAA Tournament action during the 2007–08 season while claiming a total of seven University Athletic Association championships.

Vaccination program gets top honors
For the second straight year, Emory Healthcare has been honored by the American Nurses Association for having one of the top seasonal influenza vaccination programs for health care professionals.

Emory was honored as part of the “Best Practices in Seasonal Influenza Immunization” of the national recognition campaign.

“We place tremendous importance on our flu vaccine campaign as part of our overall commitment to quality health care and patient safety,” says John T. Fox, CEO of Emory Healthcare.

According to Cynthia Hall, assistant director for employee health, a strong communications program is key.

“Vaccination against the flu is one of the quickest and easiest things a health care professional can do to protect themselves, their families and our patients,” says Hall.