Emory Report
November 3, 2008
Volume 61, Number 10



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November 3, 2008

Delores P. Aldridge was re-elected as chair of the International Black Women’s Congress in September. The IBWC holds annual conferences on issues impacting women of African descent.

She has also been re-elected as the secretary of the Board of Trustees, Clark Atlanta University.

Aldridge is the Grace Towns Hamilton Professor of Sociology and African American Studies.

Mary Gullatte, associate chief nursing officer at Emory Crawford Long Hospital, has been awarded the 2008 APEX Publication Award of Excellence for the “Clinical Guide to Antineoplastic Therapy: A Chemotherapy Handbook” for which she is the editor.

The Oncology Nursing Society Publishing Division received the award from APEX this year in the book and e-book category.

In addition, Gullatte has been selected to conduct an international training workshop for the Makati Medical Center in the Philippines.

James M. Hughes, professor of medicine and public health, was elected vice president of the Infectious Diseases Society of America at the annual ICAAC/IDSA meeting in Washington, D.C.

Hughes serves as executive director of the Southeastern Center for Emerging Biologic Threats; director of the Emory Program in Global Infectious Diseases; senior advisor, Emory Center for Global Safe Water; and senior scientific advisor for infectious diseases, International Association of National Public Health Institutes.

Laleh Khadivi, Emory’s 2007-09 Creative Writing Fellow in Fiction, received a 2008 Whiting Writers’ Award on Oct. 29 at a ceremony in New York City. The $50,000 award recognizes 10 young writers. Khadivi’s first book, “The Age of Orphans,” is a historical novel set in Iran during the first Shah’s ascent to power.