Emory Report
November 16, 2009
Volume 62, Number 11


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November 16, 2009

George Armelagos delivered the Journal of Anthropological Research Distinguished Lecture at the University of New Mexico recently.

The Goodrich C. White Professor of Anthropology’s talk, titled “The Omnivore’s Dilemma: The Evolution of the Brain and the Determinates of Food Choice,” explored the human diet in relationship to changes over time in our guts and our brains.

LaMar McGinnis Jr. has been installed as the 90th president of the American College of Surgeons.
McGinnis is a professor of surgery and an American Cancer Society adviser. He has been involved with the surgeons group, serving on committees and working with leaders, since 1962.

Thomas J. Lawley was named chair-elect of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Lawley, dean of the School of Medicine and William P. Timmie professor of dermatology, begins his one-year term next year at AAMC where he is former chair of the AAMC Council of Deans.

Lawley is president of the Emory Medical Care Foundation and is on the board of directors of the Emory-Children’s Center, the Children’s Research Center, The Emory Clinic and Emory Healthcare.

Miguel Rovira has been named a Young Ambassador for the 2009–10 academic year by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Rovira, a chemistry major, is one of 30 students who have studied or interned in Germany in the previous academic year named to serve as liaisons for the DAAD in the U.S. and Canada. He will represent Emory on a professional level, supporting international academic cooperation.

Dana Sayre-Stanhope gave two talks, “The Impact of Education Systems on the Development of Medical Providers” and “Educational Models and Professional Outcomes,” at the second annual meeting of the International Academy of Physician Assistant Education in Ghana.

Sayre-Stanhope, director of the Emory Physician Assistant Program, was also the invited host to five Japanese cardiothoracic surgeons who are investigating the role and possible implementation of the physician assistant model for Japan.