Emory Report
October 19, 2009
Volume 62, Number 7


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October 19, 2009
Take Note

In Silico designation awarded to Emory
Emory is one of five new National Cancer Institute “In Silico Research Centers of Excellence.”
“In silico” refers to the use of computers or computer simulation. The center will use advanced computational research to make new discoveries in cancer biology and clinical care.

The Emory center also includes Stanford and Thomas Jefferson universities and Detroit’s Henry Ford Hospital.

Joel Saltz, director of Emory’s Center for Comprehensive Informatics, will direct the program, which will receive about $2.2 million in NCI funding over three years. Participating pathology faculty include Daniel Brat and Carlos Moreno.

Nominate for Honorary Degrees
The Honorary Degree Committee seeks nominations for 2011 Commencement.

Criteria for an honorary degree include: Achievement of the highest distinction in a field of learning, the arts, the professions, or public service, especially those achievements that manifest or contribute to the life of the mind and human spirit; and appropriateness of recognition before a general audience.

Due by Nov. 10, nominations should contain compelling reasons why it would be particularly fitting for Emory to honor the nominee and special significance the honor might have to the individual being recognized.

For questions or to submit a confidential nomination, contact honorarydegrees@emory.edu (404-727-6020).

Do you know an outstanding senior?
Nominations are being accepted by Nov. 1 for the 100 Senior Honorary Award for the Class of 2010.

Recipients of this award, presented by the Student Alumni Association and the Student Government Association, are graduating seniors who demonstrate a deep commitment to their beliefs, pursuits or passions.

Multiple nominations can be made using the online format at alumni.emory.edu.

Research grants for Grady faculty
Proposals for research by the School of Medicine faculty are being accepted toward the Nov. 1 deadline.
Grants up to $25,000 are provided by the Emory Medical Care Foundation.

They are awarded to faculty who are based at least 50 percent of their time at Grady Memorial Hospital. Preference is given to faculty in the first 10 years at Emory.

For questions or to apply, contact William Payne at 404-727-5640.