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Honors for Gillespie, Miller, Umpierrez and Wolpe

Thomas Gillespie has been appointed to the Species Survival Commission of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, an entity of the United Nations.

Gillespie is associate professor in the Departments of Environmental Studies & Environmental Health.

He will serve for a term of three years, 2013-2016.

Thomas Gillespie

Andrew Miller received a special designation for his work from The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Miller is William P. Timmie Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of Psychiatric Oncology at the Winship Cancer Institute.  

His work was noted among the recently identified 10 research highlights of 2012 by The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.
Andrew Miller

Guillermo Umpierrez has been named a member of the Board of Directors for the American Diabetes Association.

Umpierrez is professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism in the School of Medicine. He is also section chief, Diabetes and Endocrinology Division at Grady Health Care System and director of the Grady Memorial Hospital Clinical Research Interaction Unit.

As a board member, Umpierrez is responsible for the oversight of the association's key strategic objectives and will work closely with the association's volunteers and staff on initiatives that support the organization's mission.

Guillermo Umpierrez

Paul Root Wolpe has been named a 2013 Top Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior.

Wolpe is director of the Center for Ethics; Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Bioethics; the Raymond F. Schinazi Distinguished Research Chair in Jewish Bioethics; and a professor in the departments of Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Sociology.

The recognition by Trust Across America is designed spotlight trustworthy thought leaders and organizations.

Paul Root Wolpe

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