Emory Report
September 28, 2009
Volume 62, Number 5


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September 28, 2009

Nazeera Dawood won a public service award from the American Tamil Medical Association.

The research projects manager in the renal division in the School of Medicine was presented with the honor for her community service work and for giving back to the community here and in India.

James Meyer, associate professor of art history, co-authored a catalogue for the opening of an exhibition at the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.

In October at the Hirshhorn, Meyer will give a talk on the artist, Anne Truitt, whose last show while alive was at Emory.

Meyer has also authored an essay for a scholarly journal that will be published in October.

Andrew Taylor, professor of radiology in the division of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, has been honored with a National Institutes of Health MERIT Award.

The Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) Award is for his work related to the study “Development of Tc-99m renal tubular tracers,” which he has led for the past 25 years. This symbol of scientific achievement in the research community is to provide long-term support to NIH investigators.

Natasha Trethewey was a featured speaker at the recent Southern Women’s Writers Conference at Berry College. Trethewey is the Phillis Wheatley Distinguished Chair in Poetry at Emory.

Her poetry was also part of a presentation by Jee Eun Kim, University of Southern Mississippi on “Miscegenation as History: Reimagining the South Through Trethewey, Howe, and Lockwood.”

Southern Women Writers Conference showcases the works of well known and emerging Southern women writers, expanding the literary canon, and developing critical and theoretical understandings of traditions and innovations in Southern women’s writing.