Emory Report
April 6, 2009
Volume 61, Number 26


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April 6, 2009
Take Note

Kids challenged to be summer champs
It’s enrollment time for Challenge & Champions, billed as “just the right blend of academics and athletics.”
The June 22–July 10 session for rising 6th- through 8th-graders polishes academic, social, behavioral and physical skills.

Based at the Student Activity and Academic Center on the Clairmont Campus, the program utilizes Emory’s libraries, museums, planetarium, computer labs and athletic facilities.

This year’s topics feature China’s terracotta army; the importance of environmental science; media manic influence; and all about the “Benjamins” — Franklin of the $100 bill, that is — for some financial know-how. Sports to be taught include soccer, badminton and the “sticks,” including wiffle ball and field hockey.

To enroll or for more information, go to www.challengeandchampions.org or contact the Division of Educational Studies at 404-727-6471.

Movement disorders is symposium topic

Neuroscientists from around the globe will gather at Emory School of Medicine Auditorium on April 17 for a daylong symposium exploring common movement disorders and treatment options.

“Basal Ganglia: Function, Movement Disorders and Treatment Options,” will explore the function of basal ganglia and the role of these brain nuclei in movement disorders and other diseases.

The forum will also honor and celebrate Emory neurology professor and neuroscientist Mahlon DeLong, whose research and clinical contributions have propelled the understanding of basal ganglia function and discoveries of treatments for patients with basal ganglia disorders.

Pre-registration is required by April 10 by calling 404-778-7777.

Health care focus group sought
Want to participate in a focus group on health care? Emory’s Center for Entitlement Reform is conducting a series of focus groups and recruiting participants 18 years of age or older across diverse racial, age, ethnicity and gender lines.

Participants are not required to have extensive health care knowledge. The purpose is to help in the development of communications and policy tools about the nation’s health care system.

To confirm eligibility, participation, focus group time and location, contact Leah Cheatham at 404-727-8856 or lcheath@emory.edu before April 13.

In addition to the Center for Entitlement Reform, the focus group sponsor is the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.