Emory Report
August 3, 2009
Volume 61, Number 36


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August 3, 2009

Jonathan Beitler earned the Army Achievement Medal while serving at Army aviation headquarters at Fort Rucker, Ala.

The professor in the Emory Radiation Oncology Department provided medical consultation and evaluation in three aircraft accidents. Beitler also devised a system to help reduce delays in getting pilots medically certified for flight.

Alfred W. Brann Jr. participated in the Civil Society Summit in Moscow, which meets simultaneously with the U.S.-Russian Presidential Summit. The meeting is designed to yield agendas for joint initiates between the U.S. and Russian governments on a variety of public interest issues.

Brann, professor of pediatrics and a physician at Grady Memorial Hospital, took part in the Public Health Group at the summit. He is also director of the Atlanta-based World Health Organization/Collaborating Center in Reproductive Health.

Sheryl Heron was given the Marcus Martin Leadership in Diversity award by the Diversity Interest Group of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.

Heron is assistant dean for medical education and student affairs in the School of Medicine.

The Diversity Interest Group provides outreach and assistance to students from underrepresented groups with the goal of increasing retention and recruitment of emergency medicine residents from those groups.

J. David Lambeth has been selected as a 2009 Discovery Award Winner by the Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine.

The professor of pathology was chosen for “his pioneering work related to the discovery of the NOX homologs and their regulators as a major achievement that has highly impacted the field,” SFRBM said.

Lambeth will give a featured lecture at SFRBM’s 16th Annual Meeting in San Francisco in November where he will be presented a cash award and medal.