Emory Report
February 2, 2009
Volume 61, Number 18



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February 2, 2009

Christian P. Larsen has been named chair of the School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery, surgeon-in-chief of Emory University Hospital and director of surgical services for Emory Healthcare.

He will be section head of surgery in The Emory Clinic, and he will hold the endowed position of Joseph Brown Whitehead Professor of Surgery.

Larsen currently is professor of surgery, associate vice president and executive director of the Emory Transplant Center, and he holds an endowed position as Carlos and Marguerite Mason Professor. He is an affiliate scientist at Yerkes National Primate Research Center.

Sharmila Makhija has joined the School of Medicine and the Emory Winship Cancer Institute as director of gynecologic oncology.

Makhija is a Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Clinician and Scholar and currently serves on the National Institutes of Health Clinical Oncology Study Section.

Makhija is member of the HIV Prevention Trials Network, the International Society of Gynecologic Cancer and serves as an Ovarian Cancer grant reviewer for the U.S. Department of Defense.

Brenda Seiton has been appointed assistant vice president for research administration in Emory’s new conflict-of-interest office, established to oversee administration and enforcement of COI policies across the entire University. Read more about Seiton’s office at www.coi.emory.edu.

Seiton most recently served as associate dean for administration in the medical school.

Xuemao Wang has been selected for the newly established position of associate vice provost for the Emory University Libraries. Wang, who will begin the position Feb. 16, comes to Emory from The Johns Hopkins University, where he served as head of library systems for the Sheridan Libraries.

Wang has published research articles and book chapters on library leadership development, global librarianship and global digital library infrastructures and has been a speaker at professional conferences in both the United States and China.