Emory Report
September 29, 2008
Volume 61, Number 6



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September 29, 2008

Laurie Blank will lead Emory Law’s International Humanitarian Law Clinic and Lawrence Sanders will be acting director for the Turner Environmental Law Clinic for the 2008–09 academic year.

Blank served as program director for the IHL clinic last year.

Sanders has been a staff attorney for six years for the Turner Clinic.

Carlton Dampier, who specializes in the study and treatment of sickle cell disease, has been appointed as medical director of the School of Medicine’s Office for Clinical Research.

Dampier also will be a professor in the Department of Pediatrics and assistant dean for clinical research in the School of Medicine.

Margery McKay has been appointed vice president for development for health sciences. McKay previously served in the interim role.

She was most recently senior associate vice president for the School of Medicine.

Gregory L. Riggs ’79L, former senior vice president and general counsel for Delta Air Lines, has been appointed as associate dean of student affairs and community engagement for Emory Law, beginning Oct. 1.

Robert A. Swerlick is the new chair of the Department of Dermatology. Swerlick, who joined the School of Medicine faculty in 1988, had served as interim chair since April 2007.

Swerlick will also serve as chief of Dermatology Services for Emory Healthcare.

Dona Yarbrough is the second director of the Center for Women at Emory. Before coming to Emory, she was the director of the LGBT Center and a part-time faculty member in Women’s Studies at Tufts University in Boston.