June 9, 2008
Among the winners of the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s annual Healthcare Heroes awards are Karen Glanz, professor of behavioral science and health education in the Rollins School of Public Health and director of the Emory Prevention Research Center; and David Wright, assistant professor of emergency medicine at the School of Medicine and co-director of the Emory Emergency Medicine Research Center and Michelle LaPlaca, adjunct associate professor of biomedical engineering in the School of Medicine.
Glanz was recognized in the community outreach category for her work to prevent cancer via a partnership between Emory and the Southwest Georgia Cancer Coalition in a rural area with high cancer rates.
Wright and LaPlaca were recognized in the innovations category for their work in developing a helmet to help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease.
Susan Henry-Crowe, dean of the chapel and religious life, has been elected president of the Judicial Council of the United Methodist Church. She is the first woman to lead what is known as the denomination’s “supreme court.”
The council, whose term is 2008-2012, is the top judicial authority of the United Methodist Church and rules on issues surrounding the denomination’s Book of Discipline.
Patricia Hudgins, director of Head and Neck Radiology, will be honored June 13 as Alumnus of the Year by the University of California, San Francisco.
The ceremony will take place at the UCSF Resident Graduation Dinner.
Hudgins received the honor for her accomplishments and continuous dedication to education.