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Honors for Ebrahimi, Garrett, Rask, Willis plus Founders Week faculty awards

The following faculty were honored with faculty awards during Founders Week Feb. 3-9.

  • Maximilian Aue, associate professor of German Studies, received the Creativity & Arts Award posthumously.

  • Carl C. Hug, Jr., School of Medicine professor emeritus; James W. Keller, professor emeritus of radiation oncology in the School of Medicine; Donna J. Brogan, professor emerita of biostatics; and Dana Green, dean emerita of Oxford College, were recognized for receiving Distinguished Emeritus Awards in 2012.

  • Keith Klugman, William H. Foege Chair of Global Health, received the Albert E. Levy Scientific Research Senior Award.

  • Eric Ortlund, assistant professor of biochemistry, received the Albert E. Levy Scientific Research Junior Award.

Founders Week "is a time during which we try to recognize all dimensions of teaching, research and service," said President James W. Wagner at the awards presentation.

Sherry Ebrahimi

Sherry Ebrahimi has been elected to the board of directors of the Association of Collegiate Conference & Events Developers – International.

Ebrahimi is director of university conferences.

She will serve a three-year term on the board. The association consists of more than 1,500 campus professionals who design, coordinate, plan and market conferences and special events on college campuses.

Matt Garrett
Matt Garrett received the Outstanding MidLevel Pro Award from the Commission for Student Involvement.

Garrett is director of student activities in the Office of Campus Life.

He is being recognized by the American College Personnel Association.

Kimberly Rask

Kimberly Rask has been named to a federal expert panel advising Medicare on the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program.

Rask is director of the Emory Center on Health Outcomes and Quality and is associate professor of health policy and management with joint appointments in the Rollins School of Public Health and the School of Medicine.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is a federal agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services that administers the Medicare program and works in partnership with state governments to administer Medicaid, the State Children's Health Insurance Program and health insurance portability standards.

Rask is one of 15 health care professionals nationwide to be invited to the Technical Expert Panel.

Betty Willis

Betty Willis has been honored as one of the 2013 "Notables of the Year" by Georgia Trend Magazine.

Willis is senior associate vice president for governmental & community affairs.

She was honored as one of the "100 Most Influential Georgians of the Year."

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