October 12, 2010

Acclaim: Johns, Semetko, Wright recognized

Michael M.E. Johns

Holli Semetko

Jacob Wright

Michael M.E. Johns participated in a panel discussion Oct. 4 on Capitol Hill as part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Summit On Health Care Quality.

Johns is Emory’s Chancellor and executive vice president of health affairs, emeritus.

The daylong summit provided a forum for physicians, health care providers, employers, members of Congress and consumers to discuss possible ways to improve the value of health care; that is, delivering better quality health care at a lower cost.

Johns and his fellow panelists focused on new models of coordinating care and restructuring health care delivery to improve patient outcomes.

Holli Semetko has been named to a panel of advisers to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Semetko is vice provost for international affairs and director of the Office of International Affairs at Emory.

The advisers will provide methodological and interpretive advice to CBC News as it conducts periodic assessments of its news programming as part of its continuing efforts toward transparency and accountability and to establishing best industry practices in Canadian news.

Jacob Wright received a faculty fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Wright is assistant professor of Hebrew Bible in the Candler School of Theology, Director of Graduate Studies in the Tam Institute of Jewish Studies, and a faculty member in the Graduate Division of Religion.

The award will support Wright's research during 2010-11 as he studies how war worked as a catalyst for change in ancient Israelite society. 

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