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Honors for Lacovara, Midha, Salaita and Shaw

Peter Lacovara has been recognized with an award for his book, "Ancient Nubia: African Kingdoms on the Nile." It was named Best Archaeology & Anthropology Book at the 2012 American Publishers Awards.

Lacovara is senior curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian and Near Eastern Art for the Michael C. Carlos Museum.

The book, published in 2012,  was edited by Lacovara, Marjorie M. Fisher, Salima Ikram and Sue D’Auria, with photographs by Chester Higgins Jr., and a foreword by the "Indiana Jones of Egypt," Zahi Hawass.

Peter Lacovara

Inuka Midha has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Open Society Award by the National Office of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE).

Midha is adjunct assistant professor in the Global Health, Culture and Society program of Emory College of Arts and Sciences.

SOPHE bestows this honor to members who demonstrate a passion and commitment to seeking a more just and open world through inclusive, culturally appropriate health education.

Inuka Midha

Khalid Salaita won a $50,000 Sloan Research Fellowship.

Salaita is an assistant professor of biomolecular chemistry.  

His multi-disciplinary research group develops chemical tools to better understand how chemical and physical signals are transmitted in living systems. 

The fellowships are awarded in eight scientific fields—chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematics, evolutionary and computational molecular biology, neuroscience, ocean sciences, and physics. They are given to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as the next generation of scientific leaders.

Khalid Salaita

Leslee Shaw has been honored by Woman's Day magazine with its Red Dress Award for 2013.

Shaw is a professor of medicine at Emory School of Medicine and co-directs the Emory Clinical Cardiovascular Research Institute.

The award honors those who have made significant contributions in the fight against heart disease among women.  

Her areas of interest and expertise include test accuracy, risk assessment, prognosis and cost efficiency, with a particular emphasis on the role of how diagnostic tests work differently to assess heart disease risk in various ethnic groups and in women versus men.

Leslee Shaw

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