Emory Report
November 2, 2009
Volume 62, Number 9


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November 2, 2009

William Foege was honored with the 2009 CDC Foundation Hero Award Recipient.
The award, the presentation of which encompassed a lecture and reception, was given to the professor emeritus of global health in the Rollins School of Public Health for improved health in the developing world and broadening public awareness of critical health issues.

Foege is also a senior fellow in the Global Health Program of the CDC.

His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama and Rosemarie Garland-Thomson were among 50 people profiled by Utne Reader for “making a difference.”

The Dalai Lama, Presidential Distinguished Professor, was chosen to represent the magazine’s second annual list of visionaries.

Garland-Thomson, professor of women’s studies, was noted for her work on disabilities.

Kerry Ressler was presented with the 2009 Freedman Award by the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, which supports research on mental illnesses.

The associate professor in the School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences was recognized for research in mental health disorders.

Ressler is also a researcher at Yerkes National Primate Research Center.

Barbara Stoll has been elected by the Institute of Medicine to its new class of 65 top national health scientists.

Stoll chairs the Department of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine and is a neonatal researcher.

Major contributors to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care and public health are elected through a highly selective process.

Paul Root Wolpe has been elected a Fellow of the Hastings Center, the oldest bioethics institute in America.

Wolpe, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Bioethics, is one of eight elected Fellows. The center draws upon their knowledge and expertise in addressing ethical questions raised by advances in science and medicine.