Emory Report
June 8, 2009
Volume 61, Number 32


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June 8, 2009

Several Emory Healthcare employees were honored at the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 10th annual Health-Care Heroes Awards for demonstrating excellence in the health care community.

For Health-Care Innovation, winners were: Trent Spencer, assistant professor of pediatrics in the School of Medicine; John Lollar III, professor of pediatric hematology and oncology; and Christopher B. Doering, assistant professor of pediatrics.

Physician winners were: Lillian R. Meacham, professor of pediatric hematology and oncology; and Ann C. Martens, acting professor of pediatrics.

Finalists included Kate Heilpern, Kirk Kanter, Ralph DiClemente, Gina Wingood and Gary Vercruysse

• Susan Henry-Crowe, dean of the chapel and religious life, was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree by LaGrange College.

She also gave the baccalaureate speech for the college’s graduation.

• Bill McDonald
, J.B. Fuqua chair of late life depression and chief of geriatric psychiatry, was appointed by Gov. Sonny Perdue to serve as special advisor to the governor on mental health.

The appointment follows creation of a new Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities.

• Myron McGhee
, circulation specialist with the Pitts Theology Library, was the first place winner of the National Archives “Excellence in Genealogy” Awards.

McGhee’s essay, “The Use of National Archives Holdings for Genealogical Research,” traces his family’s ancestry using federal, state and local government records.

• Thomas Lawley
, dean of the School of Medicine, received the David Martin Carter Mentor Award from the American Skin Association at the annual meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID) in May.

Lawley is the 15th recipient of this award, named for the noted dermatology professor who was a mentor to many clinicians and researchers in dermatology throughout the world. Lawley is immediate past president of SID.