Emory Report
February 9, 2009
Volume 61, Number 19



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February 9
, 2009

Mary Burns has been appointed by Gov. Sonny Perdue to the Georgia Mental Health Ombudsman Nominating Committee.

The committee will recommend at least three candidates for ombudsman who will investigate complaints about state hospitals and community services. The ombudsman will also advocate for system-wide improvements, and make recommendations to agencies and other officials on immunity, mental health, developmental disabilities and addictive disease.

At Emory, Burns is a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry.

Xiaoping P. Hu, professor and director of the biomedical imaging technical center in the School of Medicine, has been elevated to the top honor of Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He received the distinction for his development of spectroscopic and functional magnetic resonance imaging methodologies.

Hu, Georgia Research Alliance Endowed Eminent Scholar in Imaging, was also named a Fellow of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineers.

Thomas D. Lancaster, associate professor of political science, has been selected as the recipient of the 2008 Champions of Integrity Award by the Center for Academic Integrity and the Robert J. Rutland Institute for Ethics.

Lancaster was chosen unanimously to “recognize courage in upholding the core values of academic integrity” at Emory University throughout his tenure as senior associate dean in the Office for Undergraduate Education, the CAI said.

Joan Reed, Emory’s assistant athletics director for sports medicine, served as a trainer for the U. S. Women’s National Soccer Team at its training camp Jan. 20 through Feb. 4 in Carson, Calif. The team prepared for the Algarve Cup to be held in early March in Portugal.

Reed, head athletic trainer at Emory, has worked with the National Soccer Federation men’s and women’s teams since 1991.