Newsletter  Volume 2 Issue 8
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February 8, 2016
This issue of our newsletter is sent to members and friends of the Emory University Emeritus College (EUEC). I hope the newsletter will help keep you informed about our activities and help you feel connected with our members throughout the U.S.  On the left are links to our website and links to contact either me or the EUEC office. 

With best wishes,
Gray

Gray F. Crouse
Director, EUEC
In this Issue:
DirectorMessage from the Director

Our year may have seemed to have gotten off to a somewhat slow start, but we had a full house for Don McCormick's excellent talk on January 25, and the next two weeks will bring us two more of our outstanding members.  In addition to our Lunch Colloquium series, we have 3 special events in March and April--see the "Save the Date" announcements below.
 
Six of our members were panelists in the joint CFDE/EUEC Retirement Seminars offered in January.  Each of the two sessions was taped and links to those videos are given below.  You can see for yourself how well they all did!  There are reports on others of our members' activities and a repeated call to hear about the books you have been reading and would recommend.
 
You may have noticed the "Contact Other Members" section on the left side of each newsletter, but this area has gotten little use.  I explain below what listservs are, and the purpose of having these particular listservs.  There is also a report of a "success story" in using them.  I hope that more of you can put them to good use!
 
I am very grateful to John Bugge, Herb Benario, and Gretchen Schulz for help with proofing and editing.  
 
Feb15TopLunch Colloquium February 15

The History of White People

The Luce Center  11:30-1:00 Room 130


Marilynne McKay, Professor of Medicine(Dermatology) Emerita

 
Feb22TopLunch Colloquium February 22



Pain Management and the Risks of Addiction

The Luce Center  11:30-1:00 Room 130




Carl C. Hug, Jr., MD, PhD (Anesthesiology, CCM, Pharmacology)

LCTopLunch Colloquium January 25


Vitamin and Trace Mineral Supplements: The Good, the Bad, and the Uncertain

The Luce Center 11:30-1:00

Room 130




Donald B. McCormick, Callaway Professor Emeritus,  

Biochemistry, School of Medicine 

 

Click here to read more about the Lunch Colloquium
ListTop(Re)Introducing the EUEC Listservs


What are the EUEC Listservs and why should you care?

The listservs not only allow us to contact you, but make it possible for you to contact other EUEC members for specific purposes.  EUEC Member Carol Burns describes how they worked for her. 

Several special events are coming up this Spring.  More information will be sent later, but go ahead and put these on your calendar!

  • Sunday, March 6, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Opening reception for EUEC Member Arts Exhibition at the Schwartz Center
  • Monday, March 21, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  EUEC Awards and New Member Reception at 6 Executive Park Drive (the new location of OLLI)
  • Wednesday, April 13, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.  Sheth Lecture at Governors Hall, Miller-Ward Alumni House

Thanks to so many of our members for their work in helping to make these events possible.


CFDERetTop

In January, there were two retirement seminars featuring 6 EUEC members.  Videos of those presentations are now available.

ReadTopWhat I've Been Reading


We hope to start a new feature in the newsletter.

FATopFaculty Activities


Our faculty continue to be active.  We hear this week about Sidney Perkowitz and Nanette Wenger.

InMemTop

We note the passing of EUEC Member Bobby Williams and Jim Snyder, who spoke at our November 3, 2014 Lunch Colloquium.

CareTop

The Emory Caregiver Support Program is sponsoring a Fitness for Caregivers workshop on February 18.

Feb15BotLunch Colloquium February 15


The History of White People

Marilynne McKay, Professor of Medicine (Dermatology) Emerita 

Who are white people and where did they come from? Elementary questions with elusive, contradictory, and complicated answers, particularly in the United States of America. This presentation was inspired by the book of the same name by Nell Irvin Painter, Professor Emerita of American History at Princeton. A black woman, Painter is the award-winning author of Sojourner Truth, Southern History Across the Color Line, and Creating Black Americans. In 2010, she took on the topic of Whiteness and the concept of "race" as an all-too-human invention whose meaning, importance, and reality have changed as it has been driven by a long and rich history of events. In this presentation, Emory dermatologist Marilynne will first take us "skin deep" to see the structure and function of pigmentation, and then invite us to consider what it means when people look different in different places. We'll move on to a lively historical overview of America's notion of Whiteness
--how it has been defined and how it shapes us as a people and a society.

About Marilynne McKay

EUEC Member Marilynne McKay hails from Santa Fe and Albuquerque, NM. A graduate of the University of New Mexico with an MS from Oklahoma State University, she worked as a medical research technologist before deciding at the age of thirty to go to medical school. After completing her dermatology residency at the University of Miami, Marilynne came to Emory in 1980 as Chief of the Dermatology Service at Grady Memorial Hospital. She later served as Department Chair and was the Director of Emory's Office of Continuing Medical Education and Biomedical Media. Marilynne organized the first forum on teaching techniques at the American Academy of Dermatology and mentored junior faculty both at Emory and for the Women's Dermatologic Society. She also served on the School of Medicine and University committees on the status of women at Emory. Her many publications include articles and book chapters on vulvar disorders for generalists as well as specialists in dermatology, gynecology, and psychiatry. She was elected President of the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease and co-edited a classic textbook, Obstetric and Gynecologic Dermatology. She is now retired from active practice, but continues to teach residents several times a week in the Grady Dermatology Clinic.

After her
first retirement from Emory in 1999, she returned to her hometown of Albuquerque, where she chaired the dermatology department at Lovelace Health System and pursued her interest in drama, completing a Master's Program in Directing in the Department of Theatre and Dance at UNM. Missing the green of Atlanta, she and her husband returned in 2005.

For several years Marilynne has served as a judge for Atlanta's Tonys - the Suzi Bass Awards - on both
the Play and Musical Panels. She's at a theater once or twice every week and last year joined the Suzi Board of Directors.

A longstanding admirer of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, Marilynne is a member of the Baker Street Irregulars of New York, and she writes and edits articles about the Great Detective. Her most recent
publication is a chapter on the spectrum of Medical Education in a book about doctors in the Sherlock Holmes Canon.

This
year "just for fun," Marilynne is managing an online Herm├Ęs (ur-MAZE) scarf-of-the-day forum.
 

Feb22BotLunch Colloquium February 22 


Pain Management and the Risks of Addiction


Carl C. Hug, Jr., MD, PhD (Anesthesiology, CCM, Pharmacology)

Carl Hug began his study of opioids and the uses and abuses thereof when he was still in graduate school in 1958-63, and he has continued basic and clinical investigations of this important and all-too-generally relevant topic throughout his career and in the years since his decidedly un-retiring "retirement." The wisdom he's garnered from so many decades of practice and research makes him the ideal person to address the many issues of pain management--issues we've probably all had to deal with, in family and friends if not in ourselves--and issues we may be able to deal with better once we've heard what he has to say about the safe and effective treatment of pain.

Topics he will cover include:

  
  1. Introduction

History, statistics, undertreatment of pain (acute, post-operative, palliative care)

 

  1. Challenges to effective and safe treatment of pain

Variability factors = type of drug + drug interactions + pharmacodynamics + pharmacokinetics + mental - emotional state, etc

 

  1. Pain treatment options

WHO 3-step ladder, treatment methods, adjuvant drugs, side-effects

 

  1. The opioids

Opium morphine and u-receptor congeners, synthetics, agonist-antagonists

 

  1. Concerns about pain treatment:  patients and care givers

Fears, acute and cancer pain vs non-cancer chronic pain

 

  1. Drug misuse, abuse, addiction

Definitions, abstinence signs and symptoms

 

  1. Drug laws

Federal, FDA, DEA, state

 

About Carl Hug

EUEC Member Carl Hug is Professor of Anesthesiology Emeritus in the School of Medicine and Senior Faculty Fellow at The Center for Ethics of Emory University. He received a B.S. from Duquesne University School of Pharmacy in 1958, a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan in 1963 focused on the pharmacology of opioid analgesics, and an M. D. from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1967. Since that time, his clinical research in anesthesiology and intensive care was also focused on opioid analgesics as well as other CNS depressants that are widely used in anesthesia and intensive care of surgical patients.
 
For 30+ years, Carl has served as an anesthesiologist and intensivist in Emory University Hospital, Crawford Long Hospital, and the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Atlanta. He is a former President and Director of the American Board of Anesthesiology.  His service as a Faculty Affiliate at the Emory University Center for Ethics began in 1999; he teaches Clinical Ethics to students, residents, staff, and lay groups.   Carl serves on the Emory University Hospital Ethics Committee. He is also a member of the ethics committees of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists. His teaching of ethics focuses on professionalism, informed consent, medical malpractice, dilemmas of high-risk interventions, and end-of-life care. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists in 2002 and the Distinguished Service Award from the American Society of Anesthesiologists in 2006. He is the recipient of the 2013 Heroes in Healthcare Ethics award from the Health Care Ethics Consortium of Georgia.
 
LCBotLunch Colloquium January 25





















Vitamin and Trace Mineral Supplements: The Good, the Bad, and the Uncertain

Donald B. McCormick, Callaway Professor Emeritus, Biochemistry, School of Medicine
 
Why did I rearrange my schedule to be able to attend this event? Anyone interested in a healthy lifestyle and attempting to maximize life's opportunities during advancing age is bombarded with advice about vitamins and supplements that can keep us healthy and happy. Responding positively to all the suggestions might mean spending most of each day ingesting various pills and potions to ensure good health. So when Dr. Don McCormick, Callaway Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry, was announced as the speaker promising to reveal the "good, the bad and the uncertain" about vitamin and trace mineral supplements, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to hear from a respected scientist who had spent much of his career providing and evaluating scientific evidence on this topic.
 
During his introduction we got a good indication of his perspective on the topic when he used two quotes to set the stage: "Nothing in excess" and "More than enough is too much." From there, he presented an excellent summary of the current thinking in the field and the reasons why people are susceptible to claims of benefits from supplements.
 
Approximately 70% of Americans over 70 years of age use supplements, contributing to a $25 billion industry. Manufacturers obviously have great incentives to encourage the use of these products, and "Americans love hogwash" according to a former president of the AMA! We want to believe in the elixir of youth. Many of the claims for benefits go beyond the available evidence. Correlations can be interpreted incorrectly as cause and effect. Very few studies are designed using the "gold standard" of randomized clinical trials. Advances in epidemiological analyses, especially meta-analysis, promise some improvement in evaluating data. While the FDA has very tight laws regarding drugs, most vitamin and mineral supplements are classified as foods and cannot even be investigated unless there is evidence that they might cause harm.
 
So it becomes relatively easy for self-appointed experts to encourage use of supplements through various media outlets. From general articles and news reports to lavish advertising by pharmaceutical companies, it's big business. Another confounding issue is the placebo effect. A positive effect of 20% is considered in the placebo range, although many would argue that 40% is more likely. We all want to believe that something is working.
 
In many instances supplements are harmless, but there is evidence of toxicity, especially with trace minerals and micronutrients. There is often a narrow range between benefit and toxicity, and determination of human toxicity levels is both expensive and ethically questionable.
 
The bottom line is that most people can best obtain the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of vitamins and minerals from a balanced diet. Some genetic insufficiencies or pathological conditions can warrant supplements, but an extensive analysis of peer reviewed articles in scientific journals shows little evidence for efficacy of supplements and sometimes indicates harm. Modest intakes in the elderly may be warranted because of decreased B12 absorption and a need for additional calcium and vitamin D to maintain bone strength, but too much calcium and vitamin D can cause problems. So we can return to the opening quotes from this presentation and conclude that moderation is the best course to follow.

--Marianne Skeen
 
[We might also note that Don recommended that those seeking further discussion of the issues around supplements and safety might go online and find the footage of a Frontline show called "Supplements and Safety" that aired the week of January 18. It can be found by just googling "frontline supplements and safety, but the actual address is http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/supplements-and-safety/]

You can find out more about Don's activities by visiting his website -- 
   
 
ListBot(Re)Introducing the EUEC Listservs

One of the advantages of the computer age and the Internet is being able to contact people via email.  Because EUEC has over 600 members in our database, using email is the only feasible way we can afford to keep in touch with our members.  For that contact, I have set up a number of listservs.  Basically, a listserv is an electronic mailing list:  one can send an email to the listserv address and that email will be sent to all members of the list.  [If you are interested in a more detailed description, you can click here to read a Wikipedia article on email lists, and click here to read a Wikipedia article on listservs.  Emory University maintains approximately 1500 different listservs!]

 

There are many advantages to having listservs.  One potential problem is that if access to the listserv is not limited, there can be listserv "storms" in which users can (usually accidentally) reply to a listserv and their reply message, meant for one person, goes instead to the entire list.  If you have not seen that happen, I can assure you it can sometimes quickly get fairly ugly!  Even intentional use of email lists can get irritating.  My neighborhood has an email list, and there are a few members who like to make many postings that they regard as humorous; many people in the neighborhood (with apparently not much else to do) seem to enjoy those postings.  My delete key is getting worn due to these emails!  One of my considerations in setting up and using the EUEC listservs is to minimize the emails that get sent out to members.  I am continually amazed at how busy many of you are and know that you don't want too many emails!

 

EUEC "Official" Listservs

 

There are two listservs that our office uses to contact members.  EUEC-Members sends emails to all of our members.  EUEC-GA sends emails to members with addresses in GA.  When we send emails that deal with local events and would thus likely not be of interest to members unable to come to Emory, we use this more restricted list.  I realize that there are many members living in GA but too far away to come to most functions here.  However, it would be too difficult to try to determine who is "close enough," and who is not, to make a finer discrimination.

 

EUEC Listservs for Members

 

I realize there are many reasons that members might like to contact the entire EUEC member list.  I also realize there are members who feel that they currently receive all of the emails they can deal with and don't want any more.  Therefore I have set up 3 listservs, each with restricted topics that I believe would best serve our members.

 

EUEC-Travel

 

One thing I have discovered is that EUEC members travel--a lot! Even those of you who might not travel as much as you used to have logged a lot of miles in a lot of places. Also, some of you might be interested in finding travel partners. How might EUEC members with similar interests make contact?

 

Our members' travel experiences are so extensive, that if you were interested in taking a trip to almost any place in the U.S. or overseas, you could likely find useful travel information from other members. Would you have guessed that one of our members spent 10 weeks traveling in India and Myanmar several years ago, or 2 months in Vietnam and Laos the year before? Did you know that one of our members lives in Hawaii? Did you know that one of our members lives half of the year in Kenya? The problem is that there has been no way for members to access this information and make use of the world knowledge that exists within our membership.

 

Another issue that I have heard about from members is that they don't want to travel by themselves, but don't have a way of finding suitable travel companions (and don't want to make a post on Craigslist to find someone).

 

I created a listserv specifically for EUEC members to share information about travel: EUEC-Travel (send email to: EUEC-Travel@listserv.cc.emory.edu). You can send an email to that address and it will be sent to EUEC members. You might have a question about what sights to see in parts of the U.S. You might want to know about how best to tour Myanmar. You might want to know about members' experiences with various tour companies. You might want to see if there are members who would be interested in traveling with you to a certain destination, or to a mutually determined destination. All you have to do is send an email to this listserv and see what responses you get. All responses should be sent to the member who posts, and not to the list. That is one way of reducing email traffic to members who might not care, for example, about traveling to North Korea or Syria at present.

 

For how this listserv could actually work, read the article below by Carol Burns, who describes her recent success with EUEC-Travel.

 

EUEC-Courses

 

I set up this listserv for those interested in taking or teaching OLLI courses and those interested in taking MOOCs.  For more information about OLLI, see Volume 1, Issue #6 and olli.emory.edu.  If you were interested in taking an OLLI course, for example, and wanted to try to find someone with whom to carpool, you could send an email to this list.  If you were interested in teaching, and wanted to try to find other EUEC members who would like to teach a course with you, you could also send an email to this list.  One of the main reasons for setting up this particular listserv was to help members find others who might be interested in taking a MOOC together.  (For more on MOOCs, click here to read a summary document, click to read the following newsletter issues with articles on MOOCs:  Volume 1 Issue #3, Volume 1 Issue #8, and Volume 1 Issue #12.)  Taking a MOOC together could involve getting together at someone's house on a weekly basis, or perhaps just staying in touch via email as the course progresses.  To get in contact with other members about courses, send email to EUEC-Courses@listserv.cc.emory.edu.  This list is currently restricted to GA members.

 

EUEC-Activities

 

When I did a survey of recently retired faculty two years ago, I found that there were many who would like to get together with other faculty for various activities.  For example, I found that there were faculty who were interested in finding other faculty who would be interested in some type of book club, a photography club, a group that attended music events, a group that attended theater events, a group that attended visual arts events, a group that would go to various restaurants, or a group that would organize day trips for hiking or other outdoor activities. 

 

What those results told me was that there are many members who would like to get together with other faculty for a variety of different activities. How might that happen? The EUEC office does not have the capacity, or expertise, to organize such a wide variety of activities. The problem for faculty is being able to find one another. I have established another email listserv, EUEC-Activities, that will allow EUEC members to find others who would like to participate in the same activity. All you have to do is send email to EUEC-Activities@listserv.cc.emory.edu stating your interest in starting a photography club, or a book club, or hiking Stone Mountain, or whatever you would like to do. This list also is currently restricted to GA members.

 

 

A Listserv "Success Story" from EUEC Member Carol Burns

 

In the Fall of 2014, Gray Crouse announced in the Emeritus College Newsletter that he had created a travel listserv.  Its purpose is to provide members with a convenient way to query other members about their experiences with traveling to a particular place, using a specific travel agency/tour group, or even living abroad for months at a time.  Gray observed that "EUEC members travel-a lot!" and thought they might use the listserv to share information or even find travel partners.

 

I read the article with deep interest, then promptly forgot all about the listserv.  Perhaps some of you have forgotten about it, too.  I am now planning the biennial get-together with old college friends, and this year's destination is the Oregon coast.  As I've never been there, I searched online to find accommodations.  I was overwhelmed with the possibilities and had no idea how to even select the towns along the coast I should consider. So, I contacted Gray about Emeriti living along the Oregon coast in hopes of finding information about vacation spots there.  What I needed most was information from sources I could trust.  Who better than my Emory colleagues?

  

Gray suggested I use the travel listserv, and I did so immediately.  Within 48 hours I had 5 responses with lots of useful information.  I am now happily researching specific locations and providers, a task that is no longer overwhelming.

 

 

 

 

Gray actively manages the listserv to avoid the common problems caused by "reply all" or other unwanted mail-generating actions.  You may recall seeing my post about "vacation spots on the Oregon coast," but you did not see the replies I received, thanks to Gray's management.  If I wanted additional information from respondents, I could communicate directly with them, leaving everyone else "out of the loop."  The system seems to work beautifully.  Give it a try!

 

CFDERetBotContinuing On in Retirement


On January 11 and 20, EUEC partnered with the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence (CFDE) to offer two seminars in a series called Continuing on in Retirement.  Both seminars explored some of the more "existential" questions for faculty pondering their futures in retirement: What might scholarly projects look like after retirement? In what ways do they change? What can a retired faculty member think about doing in terms of intellectual projects, and how do things alter in terms of resources and support? Are there ways in which scholarly engagement might be refocused to new activities?

 

The "stars" of this series were 6 EUEC Members.  Below are descriptions of each seminar, followed by a link to the video that was made.

 

 

 

 

On Monday, January 11, 2016, Al Padwa (Chemistry, Emeritus), Marilynne McKay (Dermatology, Emerita), and Steve Nowicki (Psychology, Emeritus) spoke on "Continuing on in Retirement: Maintaining a Scholarly Life in the Experimental and Clinical Sciences."  When considering retirement, faculty in the experimental and clinical sciences face complicated questions about lab space, grant funding, and clinical activities. Those resources and activities may be limited or even eliminated in retirement. These three panelists have maintained active and rewarding lives as scientists in retirement.

 

Click here to watch the video of these three panelists. 

 

 

 

 

On Wednesday, January 20, 2016, Don Saliers (William R. Cannon Distinguished Professor of Theology and Worship, Emeritus), Ronald Schuchard (Goodrich C. White Professor of English, Emeritus), and Holly York (French, Emerita) spoke on "Continuing On in Retirement: Maintaining a Scholarly Life in the Humanities and Non-Experimental Social Sciences."  Faculty in the humanities and non-experimental social sciences may wonder to what degree their scholarly activities may be curtailed by more limited institutional support for activities such as travel and publication. These three panelists have maintained active and rewarding lives as scholars in retirement.

 

 

 

ReadBotWhat I've Been Reading


EUEC members are voracious readers and interested in many areas outside their own academic specialties.  Even in retirement there is never enough time to read all that we might want to, so how do we decide what is worth reading?  Usually the process is a bit random, perhaps relying on a friend's recommendations or a review in a newspaper or magazine.  How about a recommendation from a colleague in EUEC?  

 

In this new section of the newsletter, What I've Been Reading, we are requesting that members send in recommendations for books that they think other EUEC members would enjoy reading.  The recommendation should be in the form of several paragraphs with a total of 300-500 words.  The text should describe something about the book with a focus on why it would be of interest to other EUEC members.  A bit of wit and humor in the recommendation would be a plus-this is not the place for a repeat of the back cover!

 

It is a pleasure to announce that Stewart Roberts has volunteered to help edit this feature.  Now we just need content!  Send your book recommendations to emeriti@emory.edu.   

 

 

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FABotFaculty Activities


Sidney Perkowitz
Candler Professor of Physics, Emeritus



EUEC Member Sidney Perkowitz received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts (SLSA) at the group's annual meeting in Houston Texas, Nov. 14, 2015. The award statement reads: "Sidney Perkowitz, this year's winner...is a public intellectual committed to greater scientific literacy...he epitomizes the boundary-crossing, interdisciplinary work of SLSA...he is the rarest of breeds, a scientist who communicates clearly, effectively, and with conviction across disciplines [and he] has been a respected and beloved colleague and mentor to SLSA members..."
 
_Editions of Frankenstein_ by Andy Mabbett


Sidney Perkowitz, and Eddy von Mueller of Emory's Department of Film Studies, have signed a contract with Pegasus Books to edit Frankenstein 2018. To be published in 2018, the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's original tale, the book will explore the modern meanings of the Frankenstein story. Distinguished contributors will write about the varied impacts of Frankenstein in literature, the arts and the media, and science and scientific ethics. A tie-in with Turner Classic Movies is expected to enhance the book's visibility.



Nanette Wenger, MD, MACC, MACP, FAHA

Professor of Medicine (Emerita)

 


Emory researchers co-author AHA's first ever statement on female heart attacks

 

According to a scientific statement published in the American Heart Association's journal
Circulation, a woman's heart attack may have different underlying causes, symptoms and outcomes compared to [a man's heart attack], and differences in risk factors and outcomes are further pronounced in black and Hispanic women.
 

EUEC Member Nanette Wenger, MD, and Emory cardiology researcher Viola Vaccarino, MD, PhD, were among a small group of co-authors on the statement, the first ever from the American Heart Association on heart attacks in women. It addresses dramatic declines in cardiovascular (CV) deaths among women due to improved treatment and prevention of heart disease as well as increased public awareness.

 

"This state-of-the-art manuscript brings to light many critical issues for women and reminds us that although there have been improvements in cardiovascular deaths over the last decade, cardiovascular disease in women remains under-studied, under-diagnosed and under-treated," says Wenger, professor of medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, and former chief of cardiology at Grady Memorial Hospital.

 

Read the rest of the report by clicking here.

 

See the video of Nanette speaking by clicking here


InMemBot



EUEC Member Robert Eugene Williams ("Bobby") died February 5, 2016 at Emory University Hospital after a long illness. Bobby began working at Emory as a student. After graduating, he continued working for the university for 42 years before retiring in 1999 as Vice President for Business. "Emory University has seen few people more devoted to this campus, its history and its future prospects than Bobby Williams," said former Emory President William Chace upon Bobby's retirement. "He has been a tireless diplomat, a loyal friend to many, and an immensely faithful alumnus. He has been part of this community for more than four decades, and during that time he has contributed--cheerfully and adroitly--to the growth of Emory. He has believed in this place, and we are very grateful to him for his fidelity."

Jim Snyder, not yet a EUEC member, spoke on November 3, 2014 at our Lunch Colloquium.

James P. Snyder, PhD, Winship member and Director of Biostructural Research from Emory's Department of Chemistry, passed away on January 16. He was 76.

FitBot

Are you struggling to make time for your own fitness? Caregivers are often stretched for time when it comes to personal health.

 

If you answered yes to this question, you may want to attend the following workshop:

 

Fitness for Caregivers

February 18, 2016

12:00PM-1:30PM

School of Medicine, Room 190P

 

This workshop will provide quick, practical tips for incorporating exercise into your daily life.  Three primary components of an exercise program will be highlighted, and through guided exercises, participants will have the opportunity to practice various cardio, strength and flexibility activities.  Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes/clothing.

 

Register Here:

 

Contact Mary Ellen Nessmith at (404)-727-4177 if you have questions about the this workshop or the Emory Caregiver Support Program.


 
WalkBotWalking the campus with Dianne

Our photo from the last Newsletter was the front exterior staircases of the
Law School Building (Gambrell Hall) found at the corner of North Decatur and Clifton Roads.  It's a massive building inside and out, and those stairs.....they do give you a good cardio workout!  Herb Benario immediately identified the photo, probably because he lives directly across the street and sees those stairs every day!  I've included another photo below to give you a better look at the building.





Our next photo might be an easy place to identify.  There's a good possibility you have entered this building at one time or another......Emory schedules a lot of functions here.

Where Will You Find This on Emory's Campus?



  
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Emory University Emeritus College

The Luce Center
825 Houston Mill Road NE #206

Atlanta, GA 30329

   

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