| May 12-19, 2015|
Airport Arrival Sign of the Week ...
How you know that you've landed in California
... to two CFARians who, at graduation last week, snagged THREE of the University's most prestigious teaching awards:
Wendy Armstrong is this year's recipient of the Evangeline T. Papageorge Distinguished Teaching Award. The award and an associated honorarium is give by SOM to the medical faculty member "whose intellectual luminosity has generated the greatest excitement about learning among students and colleagues."
Hannah Cooper was tapped by the entire student body of RSPH as their choice for this year's SGA Professor of the Year.
Hannah is ALSO the recipient of this troika-year's* University-wide Emory Williams Award for Distinguished Teaching.
*RSPH may only nominate a faculty member for this award once every 3 years.
Both the SGA and Emory Williams awards are given in recognition of faculty members who are outstanding at serving as a mentor to students and fostering participation, inquiry, and creative expression in the classroom.
In other news...
... to Andi Shane (May 20) and Raymond Schinazi (May 21)
We sure are glad you were born!
Wouldn't it be cool if Baozhong Wang could find a way to convince a vaccine to mimic the body's "sequential induction" process for generating the sort of broadly neutralizing antibodies that we know are protective against HIV in some people? NIH certainly thinks so and has provided him with new R21 funding from NIAID to use a VLP strategy in "Novel Preventive HIV Vaccines" (1R21AI116361-01A1).
And speaking of AIDS vaccines ... Patrick Sullivan's PRISM research team supported last weekend's AIDS Vaccine (AV200) ride with a fabulous 1980's themed
Among the other riders they assisted was Alexandra Ricca (PRISM & AIDSVu)
who was riding in the AV200 for the 4th year in a row
Focus On... The Faculty and Staff of
the Atlanta VA Medical Center Infectious Disease Program
Memorial Day is next Monday and there is no better time to honor America's Heroes, starting with some of CFAR's own.
These 12 faculty and staff of the Infectious Disease Clinic at the Atlanta VA Medical Center (VAMC) provide care for over 1600 veterans at the largest VA-based HIV clinic in the country:
Robert Gaynes, and
In addition to this cast of stars, our veterans with HIV also receive excellent support from a rotating cast of Emory medical students and residents from other areas including podiatry, psychiatry transitional interns, and Morehouse School of Medicine residents.
But wait, there's more!
In addition to patient care, VAMC faculty also engage in ground-breaking, internationally-recognized HIV-related research that focuses on the comorbidities and complications of HIV as well as on efforts to improve veterans entry and retention in the continuum of care. This includes participating as a member of the Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS), which the VAMC has done since its inception. In fact David Rimland is a member of the VACS Executive Committee and serves as the Uniformed Services Workgroup Chair.
All of this in order to preserve and lengthen the lives of veterans with HIV.
So, next Monday (or ANY day for that matter), please join us in yelling at the top of your lungs:
THANK YOU for everything you do to care for and protect
the men and women who keep America safe.