Fall 2006 – Spring 2007

May 2007

Bioinformatics

On Wednesday, May 30, 2007, Dr. Kim Gernet, Director of the Molecular Modelling Center Biomolecular Computing Resource at Emory, talked to the group about the field of bioinformatics—what it is, what tools are available, and what researchers can do with those tools.

The meeting was held on the 8th floor of the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.

March 2007

The Value of Medical Publications in the New Millennium

On Saturday, March 10, 2007, Sheldon B. Cohen, MD, discussed the value of medical journals and the future of medical publishing from the perspective of a physician who writes and edits. He solicited input from the audience, making the presentation as interactive as possible. Dr. Cohen is a medical writer and editor and practicing psychiatrist in Atlanta, with a specialty in forensic psychiatry. He is also a former professor, former editor of the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, and a past president of AMWA Southeast.

The meeting was held on the 8th floor of the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.

January 2007

Health Literacy

Health Literacy was the topic of the local chapter meeting held Wednesday, January 31, 2007. Ruth M. Parker, MD, spoke to the group about the important issue of health literacy. Dr. Parker is a Professor of Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine and is also on the faculty at the School of Public Health in the Division of Epidemiology. Her research has focused on medical education and health services of underserved populations. Dr. Parker has written extensively on the topic of health literacy. She has received national recognition for her work, including the Walter C. Alvarez award from AMWA.

The meeting was held on the 8th floor of the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.

November 2006

American Cancer Society Cohorts: 100-Year History 1950-2050

At the local chapter meeting held on Wednesday, November 8, 2006, Dr. Jeanne Calle discussed studies in cancer prevention. Dr. Calle currently serves as the Director of Analytical Epidemiology at the American Cancer Society.

The meeting was held on the 8th floor of the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.

September 2006

BELS Examination and AMWA Educational and Professional Development Certificates

At the local chapter meeting held on September 9, 2006, Leslie Neistadt discussed what to expect from the BELS Examination. Emma Hitt and Mindy Tanzola presented information on AMWA’s educational program and Professional Development certificate.

Leslie Neistadt is the current BELS registrar, and also heads up a roundtable discussion on the BELS examination at the annual AMWA conference. Emma Hitt is the current President of the Southeast chapter of AMWA and has been active in AMWA’s educational program, including sitting in on discussions of the Board of Directors regarding AMWA’s educational program. Mindy Tanzola, the Southeast Chapter’s current President-Elect, has been awarded her Professional Development certificate and was happy to discuss her experience with this remarkable new certification program.

The meeting was held on the 8th floor of the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.

Listen to presentations from the September 2006 chapter meeting (requires a media player on your computer):

Presentation Download File Total Play Time
BELS Examination BELS.wav 30:27
AMWA Educational Certificates AMWA_certificate.wav 15:12
AMWA Professional Development Certificate PDC.wav 5:58

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