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Honors for Jacob, Kaslow, Shanken and Wold

Joshy Jacob has won a Grand Challenges Explorations award, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Jacob is associate professor of microbiology and immunology in the School of Medicine and the Emory Vaccine Center.

He will pursue a global health and development research project, titled "Enhancing Infant Immune Responses to Vaccines." Grand Challenges Explorations funds individuals worldwide who are taking innovative approaches to some of the world’s toughest and persistent global health and development challenges.

Joshy Jacob

Nadine J. Kaslow has been elected 2014 president of the American Psychological Association, serving as president-elect in 2013. 

Kaslow is professor and vice-chair in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Medicine. She holds a joint appointment in Emory's departments of psychology, pediatrics, emergency medicine and Rollins School of Public Health. She is also director of the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Professional Psychology and chief psychologist for the Grady Health System.

The American Psychological Association's mission is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives.

Nadine J. Kaslow

Jay Shanken was recently named among the world’s 50 best business professors by Poets & Quants.

Shanken is chair of finance at Goizueta Business School. His research interests include the investment/capital markets side of finance with emphasis on the application of sophisticated econometric methods. He recently published a paper exploring the impact of variable risk on stock return predictability in the Journal of Financial Economics.

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Jay Shanken

Judith L. Wold was named the 2012 Georgia Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

Wold is clinical professor for the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. Her teaching focuses on public health nursing to undergraduate nursing students with specific areas of expertise in systems theory, epidemiology, ethics, service learning and mentoring.

Wold was selected from nearly 300 professors across the United States for the award, which celebrates outstanding instructors across the country and recognizes excellence in undergraduate education.

Judith L. Wold

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