Emory Report
October 19, 2009
Volume 62, Number 7


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October 19, 2009

· Kent B. Alexander has been appointed to the State Ethics Commission by Gov. Sonny Perdue. Alexander serves as Emory’s senior vice president and general counsel. Alexander participates on various Emory boards and councils.

John Fox and Betty Willis have been asked by Perdue to serve on the Georgia Water Task Force. The task force creation was sparked by a judge’s order on the state’s use of water from Lake Lanier.

Fox is president and CEO of Emory Healthcare. Willis, senior associate vice president of governmental and community affairs for Emory, also serves as executive director of the Clifton Community Partnership.

Mike Mandl has been appointed by the governor to the State Properties Commission. Mandl is the executive vice president for finance and administration at Emory. He serves on several University committees and councils.

· Stephen Bowen, dean of Oxford College, presided over the Association for General Liberal Studies’ annual national conference in St. Louis. Bowen was elected president of AGLS in 2008 and will serve until 2010.

· Kathy Miner, associate dean in Rollins School of Public Health, has won the ASPH/Pfizer Faculty Award for Excellence in Academic Public Health Practice.

The award highlights faculty who have devoted their careers to advancing and integrating scholarly, public health practice within research, teaching and service.

· Jason S. Schneider of the School of Medicine was invited to the White House by President Barack Obama as part of a group of doctors to speak about health care reform. The group is Doctors for America, a grassroots coalition that advocates for health care reform.

The assistant professor in the division of general medicine was selected as the Georgia representative.