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Acclaim: Honors for Freeman, Lynn and Medbery

Carla Freeman is president-elect of the Association for Feminist Anthropology (AFA).

Freeman is Winship Distinguished Research Professor of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and associated faculty in anthropology  and Latin American and Caribbean studies.

Her term will begin right after the American Anthropological Association (AAA) meetings in November. The AFA is a section of the AAA. She will have a two-year term as president-elect term, followed by a two-year term as president.
Carla Freeman

David Lynn received the Charles H. Herty Medal, given annually by the Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) to recognize outstanding work and service of a chemist or chemical engineer from the Southeast.

Lynn is Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Chemistry and Biology.

The medal — the highest honor given by the Georgia Section — will be presented to Lynn at the 79th Annual Herty Award Celebration in Atlanta this month.

As the honoree, Lynn will give a talk on “Towards Intelligent Materials,” describing how, during the past decade, our understanding of evolutionary processes and the tree of life has changed more than at any time since Charles Darwin.

David Lynn

Rachel Medbery received the Best Presentation Award from the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).

Medbery is a general surgery resident in the School of Medicine.

Medbery was first author. Her coauthors included Emory research informatics analyst Sebastian Perez, former resident and future Emory Surgery faculty member Ankit Patel, former endosurgery fellow Nathanial Lytle, and faculty surgeon-researchers S. Scott Davis, Edward Lin, and senior author John Sweeney. Her presentation was on "Impact of Operative Duration on Postoperative Pulmonary Complications in Laparoscopic Versus Open Colectomy."

Rachel Medbery

"Acclaim" recognizes the accomplishments of staff and faculty. Listings may include awards and prizes; election to boards and societies; and similarly notable accomplishment in the wider community. To submit an item for the "Acclaim" column, contact

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