Emory Report
February 23, 2009
Volume 61, Number 21



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February 23, 2009

Delores P. Aldridge is profiled in the February issue of Upscale magazine in an article titled “History in the Making.” She is among 20 individuals profiled, beginning with President Barack Obama, for the magazine’s 20th anniversary.

Aldridge is the Grace Towns Hamilton Professor of Sociology and African American Studies.

Johnnetta Cole was named by the Smithsonian Institution an as the new director of the National Museum of African Art.

Cole is professor emerita of anthropology at Emory and a former president of Bennett College. The National Museum of African Art is part of a cluster of art galleries at the Smithsonian.

Nazeera Dawood won a monetary award from the President’s Commission on Race and Ethnicity (PCORE), which enabled her to present an abstract at the American Heart Association meeting in New Orleans.

Her presentation was based on a project population of patients at Grady Memorial Hospital who were African American smokers at the time of their heart attacks.

Dawood is a research fellow in cardiology in the School of Medicine.

Anthony Martin, senior lecturer in Environmental Studies, received the 2008 Paleonturology Award from the Fundación Conjunto Paleontológico de Teruel-Dinópolis (FCPTD) in Spain. The award is given annually to the best paper in paleontology research, and aims to promote an interest in paleontology among teenagers. Martin won for his paper describing the first trace and body fossil evidence of a burrowing dinosaur.

Previous winners of the FCPTD award include the Smithsonian Institute, Harvard and the University of Chicago.