You have done it again. What a fantastic edition. I just received my print edition in the mail today at my office and I look forward to reading cover to cover. The timing and continuity of delivery of the email blast is quite noticeable and effective. In our world of information at light speed, augmenting multiple forms of media at the proper time is proving effective. I am really proud to see Emory go across platforms, but most pleased with the content of your work. You tell our story of how inspiring Emory University is to so many of us. I am lucky to work for the 2009 US Advertising Agency of the Year, the Martin Agency, where I work with all forms of media, but I am also privileged to serve a university proving to make Earth a better place.

Peter Elmore 86C, President, Emory University Sports Hall of Fame, Richmond, Virginia

Good job on the Rosalynn Carter piece (“Shattering Stigma”) in this quarter’s issue. Glad to see it. I’m also delighted to see the iPad app.

Terry Adamson, Executive Vice President, National Geographic Society, Washington, D.C.

Thank you so much for your recent story (“Lost and Found,” autumn 2010) about David Thon and his work in southern Sudan. I had the privilege of working with David when he was a Bonner Scholar at Mars Hill College. I worked alongside him in many of his community service placements during that time, and he always approached service in the community with openness, inquisitiveness, and respect. He challenged his peers and his teachers to ask the difficult questions about injustice in the world. In so many ways, he was (and continues to be) my teacher, and I am constantly in awe of his passion, commitment and determination to make the world a better place. His life and work challenge us all to take seriously our responsibility as global citizens. Thank you for making David’s story available to the Emory community.

Missy Harris 01T, Weaverville, North Carolina

Editor’s Note: This article by Patrick Adams 08MPH recently won a Special Merit Award for excellence in feature writing from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, District III.

Mary Loftus’s story, “Health Wanted,” is a great piece of journalism, a tough story to tell that was very well told by this talented and insightful writer. She took me right there from the lede and kept me there. Great work.

Jerry Grillo, writer, Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia

I visited Mozambique in 1990, when I was a United Methodist pastor serving in Indiana. I carried a suitcase full of medications for the United Methodist hospital in Inhambane and for the Seminary clinic in Maputo. I found the hospital in Inhambane and the much larger one in Maputo to be so severely understaffed. Mozambique continues to suffer from the effects of being an Apartheid front-line state. I found the country to be remarkable for what they were able to do following decolonization and before that movement.

Donna Springer 83MDiv, Lithonia

I love Emory Magazine. It was an unexpected perk that came with being a parent of an Emory student. I never expected that this magazine would come to mean so much to me. I read it from cover to cover every time it comes out and often read the suggested readings within the articles. I hope it continues to arrive after graduation, as our son, Charlie Rocco 11C, is graduating from Emory this May. I would subscribe to the magazine if it did not come automatically. I love the past controversies and your responses to the incensed and the endorsers. Please continue, as I have no doubt you will, to produce this great magazine.

Arlyne Russo, Fairfield, Connecticut

I have just finished reading your wonderful prelude to Emory Magazine, autumn 2010. It touched on a prominent theme in my life. I have become increasingly aware of how fortunate I have been in so many ways: having been born when and where I was, having made it through medical school, and having the family and professional lives which I have had. For some time I have been of the belief that the best manner of expressing appreciation is where it will do the most good, among those who have been the least lucky in where and when they live. As a physician whose specialty was psychiatry, it has seemed less obvious to me how I could contribute than if I were a surgeon or infectious disease specialist. Your essay stimulated the thought which I had not previously had, working through public health. Slum tourism is not what I have in mind; helping people is. Thanks for your time and an excellent issue.

Art Bobruff 69M, New London, New Hampshire

I was thrilled to read your recent article in the Emory Magazine, “Positive Signs.” I have shared this with many of my CFAR [Center for AIDS Research] colleagues, and we agree it was a great overview of our HIV research. The primary aim for the CFAR at Emory is to support HIV/AIDS researchers. The motivation behind the CFAR model is the knowledge that providing shared resources and opportunities for collaboration will have the greatest impact on moving science forward. We accomplish this in many ways, including funding for pilot grants, specimen-processing services, developing grant writing skills, and providing mentorship. We really appreciate your coverage of the research we are so proud of.

Cameron Tran, Research project coordinator, Emory CFAR, Atlanta
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