Emory Report
September 15, 2008
Volume 61, Number 4



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15, 2008
Take Note

Forum on mental health advances
“Healthy Minds Across America,” a free public forum featuring Emory experts discussing the latest advances for mental health disorders, will be Sunday, Sept. 14, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the Winship Cancer Institute, Building C.

Emory School of Medicine and the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) will present professor Helen S. Mayberg on deep brain stimulation for treatment-resistant depression; associate professor Jeffrey Newport on limitations and future studies implications of research on reproductive safety of antidepressants; and associate professor Kerry Ressler on translational research on fear and post-traumatic stress disorder.

The forum, which will include question-and-answer sessions with each of the experts, is one of 48 same-day events across the United States and Canada organized by NARSAD.

Reservations can be made at healthyminds@narsad.org or 1-800-829-8289.

Construction in Library’s Level 7
Faculty, staff and students are reminded that Stack Level 7 of the Woodruff Library remains closed for renovation.

Level 7 books — call numbers F1001 through HJ, which include anthropology, business, Canadian history, economics, geography, Latin American history and statistics — are housed off-site in temporary storage. Request L7 books online at http://web.library.emory.edu/services/stacks/archive/renovation/.

Level 7 is the fourth of six stack levels to be converted to compact shelving. The goal of the work is to increase shelving capacity, ensuring that as many of the library’s collections as possible are easily accessible to users on campus. Level 7 is expected to reopen in January 2009.

Symposium set on AIDS vaccine
A symposium, “Working Towards an AIDS Vaccine,” will be held Friday, Sept. 19, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Bourne Seminar Room of the Yerkes National Primate Research Center.

The symposium honors Harriet L. Robinson, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Microbiology and Immunology. A reception will follow.

Speakers include Thomas Hope of Northwestern University; Rama Rao Amara of the Emory Vaccine Center; David Masopust of the University of Minnesota; Eric Mishkin of VaxDesign Corporation; and Robert A. Seder and Barney S. Graham of the National Institutes of Health.