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Honors for Davies, Eckert, Thomas and Umpierrez

Huw Davies was interviewed as part of a video series, "Eminent Organic Chemists: The Human Side," by the American Chemical Society's Division of Organic Chemistry.  

Davies is Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Chemistry.

A goal of the interview series, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ACS, was to illustrate the human side of eminent chemists. Davies talked about his decision to choose chemistry over medicine for his career.

Albert Padwa, Emory professor of chemistry emeritus, is also featured.

Huw Davies

Astrid Eckert is the 2013 recipient of the Waldo Gifford Leland Award from the Society of American Archivists.

Eckert is associate professor of history.

Eckert was honored for her book, "The Struggle for the Files: The Western Allies and the Return of German Archives after the Second World War." The award is given for writing of superior excellence and usefulness in the fields of archival history, theory and practice.  

Her book was featured in a recent podcast on the Emory News Center.  

Astrid Eckert

Tami Thomas was inducted into the 2013 Fellowship class of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), considered one of the highest honors for nurse practitioners.

Thomas is an assistant professor in Emory’s School of Nursing. She is also a board-certified pediatric nurse practitioner.

Induction into the AANP Fellowship Fellows recognizes nurse practitioner leaders who have made outstanding contributions to health care through clinical practice, research, education and policy. Thomas' research focuses on developing interventions for adolescent and pediatric populations experiencing health disparities in rural areas.

Tami Thomas

Guillermo E. Umpierrez received the Outstanding Physician Clinician in Diabetes Award from the American Diabetes Association.

Umpierrez is professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at Emory's School of Medicine, section chief in the Division of Diabetes and Endocrinology in the Grady Health System and director of the Grady Memorial Hospital Clinical Research Network.

The award is presented to an individual who has made outstanding efforts in diabetes care and is recognized as a highly regarded clinician and educator with more than 10 years of distinguished service. Umpierrez is known internationally for his work on diabetes in minority populations and interventions to improve clinical outcomes in hospitalized patients with diabetes.

Guillermo E. Umpierrez

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