Emory Report
September 8, 2008
Volume 61, Number 3



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8, 2008

Carl D’Orsi, director of breast imaging and professor of radiology and hematology/oncology, has been appointed to serve as chair of the Food and Drug Administration’s Radiological Devices Panel.

The main responsibility of the panel is to review and evaluate data on the safety and effectiveness of marketed and investigational devices and make recommendations for their regulation.
D’Orsi’s appointment will become effective in January.

Mike Kuhar, chief of neuroscience at Yerkes National Primate Research Center, recently concluded a commission from the Fulbright Senior Specialists Program.

Kuhar received the fellowship and spent two weeks at the Center for Addiction Studies, Catholic University of Chile in Santiago.

He lectured on a variety of topics including basic science discoveries that provide insight into the disorder of drug abuse and dependence.

The photographs of Bryan Meltz, senior photography coordinator for University Photo/Video and staff photographer for Emory Report, were featured in the Sept. 1 issue of Time Magazine.

Meltz’s photos illustrated a story on South Carolina delegate to the Democratic convention, Anton Gunn.

Kristy Towry, assistant professor of managerial accounting and finance at Goizueta Business School, was awarded the Best Early Career Researcher Award from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

The $2,000 grant is given to a researcher with the best overall body of research in management accounting. Towry’s research was cited for providing “key information to enhance the environment for management accountants.”

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in the United Kingdom and the Society of Management Accountants co-sponsored the award.