Emory Report
July 6, 2009
Volume 61, Number 34


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July 6, 2009

Henry F. Edelhauser, Hans E. Grossniklaus and John M. Nickerson were named 2009 Fellows by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

Edelhauser was designated a Gold Fellow and Grossniklaus and Nickerson were designated Silver Fellows. All are professors of ophthalmology in the School of Medicine.

The title of ARVO Fellow is a new honor that recognizes current members for their individual accomplishments, leadership and contributions to the association, including serving as role models and mentors and advancing vision research and the prevention and cure of disorders. A point system determines the designation.

Rebecca Sutton Koeser won a runner-up award in the 4th Annual International Open Repositories 2009 Developer’s Challenge.

Koeser, senior software engineer for Emory Libraries, won for a utility she developed for Fedora-fs that allows Fedora repository digital objects to appear outwardly, at the application layer, as if they were stored on a simple file system.

Koeser’s award is an all-expenses-paid trip to a developer event of her choice.

Donald G. Stein was honored with a scholarly tribute, called a Festschrift, by the Association for Psychological Science for his research and commitment to finding treatments and cures for traumatic brain injured patients.

Stein is Asa G. Candler Professor in Emergency Medicine at the School of Medicine, and director of Emory’s Department of Emergency Medicine Brain Research Laboratory. He has pioneered discoveries regarding the neuroprotective effect of the hormone progesterone following traumatic brain injury.

Leslie Taylor, executive director of Emory’s Center for Creativity & Arts and chair of Theater Studies, was named Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Creative Loafing’s “2008 Best of Atlanta” for set design. Her latest designs include “Jacques Brel” performed by the Alliance Theater and Fugard’s “Blood Knot” starring Kenny Leon and Tom Key performed by Theatrical Outfit.