Emory Report
November 17, 2008
Volume 61, Number 12



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November 17, 2008

David J. Bederman, professor of law, has been invested as the K. H. Gyr Professor in Private International Law in the School of Law.

Bederman was honored in a formal investiture ceremony Nov. 11, after which he delivered the K. H. Gyr Lecture, “The Pirate Code.”

The K. H. Gyr Professorship was established in 1987 by Emory Law alumnus Roland U. Straub to support cooperation and interaction between the United States and Europe and to assist Emory’s Master of Laws program in training American and international lawyers.

Christian Larsen, the founding director of the Emory Transplant Center and co-director of the kidney and pancreas transplant program, was noted as a medical pioneer in the November issue of Atlanta magazine.

Larsen was recognized for his collaboration with his codirector Thomas Pearson to develop an antirejection medicine for transplanted organs that’s gentler on the body yet equally vigilant in protecting the organs.