Emory Report
April 27, 2009
Volume 61, Number 29


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April 27
, 2009
Take Note

AIDS vaccine ride seeks participants
Bike riders and volunteers are needed for the AIDS Vaccine 200 Bike Ride May 16–17.

All employees and students of Emory, Emory Healthcare and The Carter Center are eligible to register for Team Emory. Registration fees are reimbursed.

Riders receive a T-shirt, gear and support, including staffed pit stops, meals and entertainment during the ride, and accommodations Saturday night at Camp Rock Eagle.

Volunteer-run Action Cycling Atlanta produces the 150- or 200-mile ride (with shorter distance options), raising over $400,000 in seven years for the Emory Vaccine Center for its HIV/AIDS research, donating 100 percent.

Nonriders can make a gift to Team Emory or volunteer for part or all of the weekend.

For questions, contact Cathy Fike at 404-712-9466 or go to www.actioncycling.org.

Appetite control class offered
Emory clinical psychology professor Linda Craighead will teach a new Evening at Emory course, “Appetite Awareness Training for Weight Concern,” from May 6–June 24.

Classes will meet on Wednesdays from 6:30–8:30 p.m. at the Briarcliff campus. The $245 tuition includes Craighead’s book, “The Appetite Awareness Workbook.”

Alumni, employees and students receive a 10 percent discount on Evening at Emory classes.

Craighead describes the approach she teaches as “learning to eat from below the neck. You re-program yourself to recognize stomach cues so that you eat what makes your body feel good, rather than eating something just because it tastes good or because you want it to make you feel better.”

For more information on this and other classes, visit cll.emory.edu or call 404-727-6000.

Frisbee, carnival to raise funds for PKU
An Ultimate Frisbee tournament and carnival will be Saturday, May 16, at the Candler intramural fields to raise research funds for the Metabolic Nutrition Program in the School of Medicine’s Department of Human Genetics.

Ultimate PKU Day is presented by GA PKU Connect, which works to improve the lives of those with phenylketonuria, a genetic metabolic disorder.

The tournament starts at 9 a.m. and the carnival at 10 a.m. Entry donation is $20.

For general information or tournament registration, contact Scott or Kristen at UltimatePKUDay@att.net, 678-406-9162.