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Honors for Douglas, Patberg, Trethewey and Young

Ulester Douglas won a Ford Freedom Unsung Award.

Douglas is associate director of Men Stopping Violence. He led a seminar, "Men Stopping Violence: Male Intimate Partner Violence against Women," in spring semester 2012 and won the award for the Men Stopping Violence/Emory course collaboration.

Ford Motor Company awards individuals who have made significant contributions in their communities.

Ulester Douglas

Sue Patberg was named National Coach of the Year by           

Patberg, Emory's women's soccer coach for eight years, helped lead the Eagles to a second-place finish at the 2012 NCAA Division III Championships, the best finish in the program's history.

Patberg became the first women's soccer coach in Emory history to claim a National Coach of the Year honor, after leading the team to its first NCAA Final Four appearance in the program's history. Earlier in the season, she won her 100th game with the Eagles for a 110-24-25 record during her time at Emory. is part of the D3Sports set of websites, specializing in the coverage Division III men's and women's soccer.

Sue Patberg

Natasha Trethewey has had her book "Thrall," nominated for a 2012 NAACP Image Award in the category of Literary Work — Poetry.

Trethewey is Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing and

Director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory. "Thrall" was published in August 2012. She was named 19th Poet Laureate of the United States.  

An NAACP Image Award is an accolade presented by the American National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to honor outstanding people of color in film, television, music and literature. This is the 44th annual presentation of the awards.

Natasha Trethewey

Larry Young received the 2012 Daniel H. Efron Research Award from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology for his basic research contributions to neuropsychopharmacology.

Young is division chief of Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychiatric Disorders at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, director of the Center for Translational Social Neuroscience at Emory and William P. Timmie Professor of Psychiatry at Emory’s School of Medicine.

Young and his research team conduct research that connects to the field of neuropsychopharmacology, which involves the evaluation of the effects of natural and synthetic compounds upon the brain, mind and human behavior.

Larry Young

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