April 1, 2011

Acclaim: Second Century awardees, Curran and Sherer honored

Stephen D. Clements Jr. and the Emory University Hospital Auxiliary received the Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans Awards at Emory University Hospital. Clements is director of the outpatient catheterization lab at EUH.

Ann Davidson Critz and the Emory University Hospital Midtown Auxiliary received the Wadley R. Glenn Awards at Emory University Hospital Midtown. Critz is chief of pediatrics and medical director of nurseries at EUH Midtown.

These Second Century Awards are presented annually to individuals who have provided leadership and dedication to advancing the possibilities at Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

For each award, two individuals, a volunteer-philanthropist and a physician, are recognized for their transformational contributions to each hospital. This year the volunteer recipients are organizations, the auxiliaries that volunteer at the hospitals.

James CurranJames Curran has been named the 2011 recipient of the Ryan White Distinguished Leadership Award for AIDS prevention.

Curran is dean of the Rollins School of Public Health.

The award recognizes significant national contributions to AIDS/STD prevention.

It was established in 2009 by the Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention, a joint project of Indiana University, University of Colorado, and University of Kentucky.

Todd ShererTodd Sherer has been appointed president-elect of the Association of University Technology Managers Board of Directors.

Sherer is associate vice president for research and director of technology transfer. The Office of Technology Transfer manages licensing, intellectual property and other related developments for the University.

AUTM is a national association for academic technology transfer professionals.

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