Category Archives: Health Care

Ebola Advisory Task Force

Dr. David Stephens, Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Chief of Medicine for Emory Healthcare, spoke about the work of Emory’s Ebola Advisory Task Force, which he co-chairs with S. Wright Caughman, CEO of the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center and chairman of Emory Healthcare. The task force was created to advise […]

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Sexual Assault Response Training

During a Title IX presentation, Associate Vice Provost Lynell Cadray, who leads Emory’s Office of Equity and Inclusion, recommended a plan to provide sexual assault training to all Emory faculty and staff, to be implemented over the next three years. The plan would offer guidance, for example, on when and why faculty and staff are […]

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Deans and Council Discuss Changes in Academic Medicine

  In January, the Council welcomed a panel of the three deans of the schools in the health sciences at Emory—Chris Larsen from the School of Medicine, Linda McCauley from the School of Nursing, and James Curran from the School of Public Health—to discuss challenges in their fields in the face of cataclysmic change in […]

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Around Campus: Training Medical Residents

Associate Professor of Neurology Jaffar Khan spoke to the Council in January about efforts in the School of Medicine to prepare for training medical residents in a new, rapidly changing healthcare practice environment. The combination of rising healthcare costs and the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act have resulted in transformations already […]

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Employee Benefits Examined

Following an inquiry last fall about policies governing early withdrawal of funds from a retirement account, the Faculty Council heard a report from Vice President for Human Re- sources Peter Barnes at its March 20 meeting. Barnes said that Emory’s policy, which allows pre-retirement cash withdrawal only from employee contributions for employees who have reached […]

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Improved Faculty Access to Emory Clinic

At the January meeting, Emory Clinic direc- tor Doug Morris presented an overview of options available to Emory faculty for improved access to Emory Healthcare. He first described Emory Employee Health and Wellness and Occupational Medicine, located in the basement of Emory Hospital, room HB53. It is chiefly responsible for occupa- tional injury management but […]

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