Emory Report
March 24, 2008
Volume 60, Number 24


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March 24, 2008
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Bike riders pedal for vaccine funds
Take a ride for research. Action Cycling Atlanta’s AC200 is in its sixth year raising funds for HIV/AIDS vaccine research by the Emory Vaccine Center.

This year’s bike ride, from Atlanta to Rock Eagle and back, is May 17-18.

All students and employees of the University, Healthcare and The Carter Center can ride for Team Emory. Emory will reimburse registration fees.

For more information and to register, see actioncycling.org. Team Emory chairperson is David Hanson at david.hanson@emory.edu.

Innovation to be celebrated
Emory’s Office of Technology Transfer presents its annual “Celebration of Technology and Innovation” Tuesday, April 1 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Emory Conference Center, Silver Bell Pavilion.

Emory awards will include Start-up of the Year (GeoVax Inc., based on HIV vaccine research by Harriet Robinson and colleagues); Deal of the Year (Therapeutic Treatment of Chronic Infections, a licensing agreement of discoveries by Rafi Ahmed and colleagues); Innovation of the Year (G2 Carpool Technology, using a system developed by John Notarantonio); and Significant Event of 2007 (Triptcor Pharmaceuticals, a start-up based on inflammatory disease research by Dennis Liotta and colleagues).

Please RSVP to 404-727-1785 or to www.ott.emory.edu.

Tax forms available in Woodruff Library
A selection of federal and Georgia state tax forms are available for pick-up at a tax forms kiosk near the second floor reference desk in the Robert W. Woodruff Library.

Emory makes DeKalb history
Emory will be among five history-makers honored by DeKalb County at a special awards ceremony Thursday, March 27.

The University, Martin Luther King Jr., Manuel Maloof, Narvie J. Harris and Scott Candler will have commemorative bricks laid in their honor outside the steps of the Old DeKalb Courthouse on the square in Decatur, where the ceremony will take place.

“Emory has been a ‘history maker’ in DeKalb County since moving its campus from Oxford in many ways, including a number of medical ‘firsts,’ and we take great pride in the preservation of our historic buildings on the Quad and Lullwater House,” said Betty Willis, Emory’s senior associate vice president for governmental and community affairs and current chair of the board of trustees for the DeKalb History Center.