Emory Report
March 24, 2008
Volume 60, Number 24


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March 24, 2008

Murray Baron, professor of radiology, has received the Gold Medal Award by the North American Society for Cardiac Imaging (NASCI).

Baron received the award for demonstrating outstanding dedication and motivation to the cardiovascular imaging field. Recipients of the award are chosen for their significant contributions to the field.

William Foege was honored at Research!America’s 12th Annual Advocacy Awards Gala on March 18 in Washington D.C. with the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Award for Sustained National Leadership.
A former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, he is currently a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation senior fellow and an emeritus presidential distinguished professor at Rollins School of Public Health.

Lorraine V. Murray, public services assistant in the Candler School of Theology, will have her fourth book published by Ignatius Press in March. Titled “Confessions of an Ex-Feminist,” it is described as a spiritual autobiography.

Murray, who holds a doctorate in philosophy, writes a religion column for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and for The Georgia Bulletin, the newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta. She has also taught philosophy and English.

Thomas Thangaraj, D.W. and Ruth Brooks Associate Professor of World Christianity, will receive an honorary degree from and serve as baccalaureate speaker for LaGrange College.

He is a member of the think-tank, “Thinking Together,” that brings theologians of various faiths annually. It is sponsored by the Office of Inter-Religious Relations, World Council of Churches, Geneva, Switzerland.
Thangaraj, who received his doctorate in theology from Harvard, taught in India prior to joining the Emory faculty in 1988.