Emory Report
March 23, 2009
Volume 61, Number 24



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March 23
, 2009

Rashidul Haque, pharmacology instructor in the School of Medicine, won the “Best Scientific Paper Award” at the International Conference on research in Vision and Ophthalm-ology held in Hyderabad, India, in January.

Using a novel microRNA technique, Haque, along with other scientists, demonstrated how the Aanat (arylalkylamine N-acetyltransferase) gene is regulated by circadian clock proteins in the retinal photoreceptor cells. This gene encodes an enzyme that regulates circadian rhythms in the synthesis of melatonin, a neurohormone that plays important roles in physiological and pathological processes in the retina.

Salman Rushdie has received the annual St. Louis Literary Award. Conferred by the St. Louis University Library Associates and patrons, the award is given for the writer’s body of work.

Rushdie, Distinguished Writer in Residence at Emory, is best known for his 10 novels, including “Midnight’s Children” and “The Satanic Verses.”

The Office of Development Communications brought home eight awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District III 2008 Conference.

These included the Grand Award for Total Educational Fundraising Programs; Awards of Excellence in the categories of Fundraising; Educational Fundraising Projects; World Wide Web Home Page Design and Implementation; and Special Merit awards in the categories of publications; Educational Fundraising Projects; Paid Advertisements; and Low Budget Publications.

Development communications includes Executive Director Jason Peevy, Associate Director of Publications Terri McIntosh, Senior Editor Maria Lameiras, Senior Designers Heather Putnam and Rick Fiala, Marketing Specialist Renata Janssen-Decker and Communications Manager Carie Paine.