Emory Report
June 22, 2009
Volume 61, Number 33


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June 22, 2009

Emory staff members Lea McLees, editor/writer; contributing writers Randall Burkett, Kim Collins, Elaine Justice, Guo-hua Wang; distributors Mayfred Nall and Terry Brown; and Emory Photo/Video were honored for their work on “Emory Libraries Report to the Community, 2007-2008.”

The report won the Award of Excellence in both the educational and nonprofit categories from The Communicator Awards. The international awards program honors creative excellence among communications professionals. It is sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts.

Bob Hascall was selected to receive a Meritorious Service Award from APPA, a facilities managers organization.

APPA members bestow the annual award, which is the highest individual service award, upon the individual member or members who have made significant, life-long contributions to the profession of higher education facilities management.

A formal presentation will be made at the APPA 2009 conference and exhibition in July in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Saad Omer has been awarded the $10,000 Maurice Hilleman Early-stage Career Investigator Award.
Omer, assistant professor in the Rollins School of Public Health, received the award from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases at the 12th Annual Conference on Vaccine Research.

Guillermo E. Umpierrez, professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the School of Medicine, is the 2009 recipient of the “Outstanding Service Award for the Promotion of Endocrine Health of an Underserved Population.”

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists conferred the honor on Umpierrez, who is also the chief of diabetes and endocrinology at Grady Memorial Hospital, for his work on behalf of the Grady Diabetes Clinic and the Emory Latino Diabetes Education Program.