Emory Report
June 8, 2009
Volume 61, Number 32


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June 8, 2009
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Committee formed for dean search
A Search Advisory Committee has been formed to identify candidates to replace Emory College Dean Robert Paul, who is retiring.

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Earl Lewis has appointed Graduate School Dean Lisa Tedesco and political science professor Michael Giles as co-chairs.

The committee is charged with developing a work plan for the search and compiling a list of candidates. The group will also assist Lewis in identifying a consulting firm.

“Our goal is to identify candidates by late fall, 2009,” Lewis said in a letter to faculty, “in the hope of having final candidates identified by late 2009 or early 2010.”

Opportunity for women’s leadership
Nominations are being accepted for the HERS Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration at Wellesley College. Through support from the President’s Commission on the Status of Women and the Office of Community and Diversity, along with modest support from the nominee’s unit, Emory will send one woman to HERS.

The program offers intensive residential professional development experiences for faculty, staff and administrators in mid- and senior-level positions, with particular emphasis on academic leadership, fiscal management and organizational operations.

The deadline for application is Friday, June 19.

For more information, visit www.pcsw.emory.edu/hers announcement.htm or contact Alicia Franck at 404-727-4632.

SOM issues policy on industry relations
Emory School of Medicine issued an updated comprehensive policy on industry relations expanding advice on guidelines for preventing conflicts of interest. The policy addresses conflicts of interest and commitment on the full range of activities within the school — biomedical research, clinical care and training of new doctors, and continuing education of physicians.

“Principled collaborations between our faculty physicians and scientists and industry can contribute to our missions in advancing public health and benefitting society,” says Dean Thomas Lawley. “Our broad new policy provides additional guidance to our faculty, staff, students, and trainees in removing industry influence from medical research, education and clinical practice while they work with industry on new ways to improve health. The policy also enhances the School of Medicine’s ability to oversee and manage any conflicts of interest and commitment that might arise.”