a portrait of Denise Jamieson

a portrait of Susan Margulies

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) elected Denise Jamieson MD MPH (top left) and Susan Margulies PhD (bottom left) to its 2020 class of 100 new members. Election to NAM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

Jamieson is the James Robert McCord Professor and Chair in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory School of Medicine, and chief of gynecology and obstetrics for Emory Healthcare. Jamieson’s research interests focus on emerging infectious diseases in pregnancy. Margulies is the Wallace H. Coulter Professor and Chair in the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Emory and Georgia Tech. She is also a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Injury Biomechanics. Her research centers around traumatic brain injury in children and ventilator-induced lung injury.

Emory Healthcare Nurses Honored

Emory Healthcare nurses were honored for nursing excellence at the 2020 March of Dimes Georgia Nurse of the Year Awards. The 11th annual event, held virtually this year, paid tribute to the nursing profession by recognizing extraordinary nurses who are making a difference throughout the greater Georgia community. More than 350 nurses were nominated for the awards, which acknowledged nurses for compassion, leadership, and excellence in the health care settings and communities in which they work. Emory Healthcare nurse honorees, and the categories in which they were recognized, are:

Distinguished Nurse of the Year: Mary Gullatte, PhD, RN, Corporate Director for Research and Evidence-Based Practice, Emory Healthcare

Nursing Administration: Bob Dent, DNP, RN, Chief Nursing Officer, Emory Decatur Hospital

Surgical Services: Callie Cross, BSN, RN, Clinical Nurse, Operating Room, Emory University Hospital 

Nursing Education: Carrie McDermott, PhD, RN, Corporate Director, Nursing Professional Practice, Emory Healthcare

Emergency/Critical Care: Joseph Smith, MSN, RN, Unit Director, Cardiovascular ICU, Emory University Hospital 

Rising Star/Emerging Leader: Victoria Curry, BSN, RN, Clinical Nurse, Advanced Respiratory ICU, Emory University Hospital

Care Management: Misty Landor, MSN, RN, Care Coordination, Emory Clinic, and Adjunct Professor, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Community Health: Shekita James, BSN, RN, Nurse Manager in Endocrinology, Emory Clinic

General Medical: Virginia Njoroge, MSN, RN, Specialty Director, General Medical, Emory Decatur Hospital (tie)

General Medical: Melissa White, BSN, RN, 6G Unit Nurse Educator, Emory University Hospital (tie)


an exterior shot of Emory Health Science buildings

Health Sciences Schools Ranked among Best by US News & World Report

Emory’s health sciences schools and programs are among the best in the nation, according to US News & World Report’s 2022 edition of the “America’s Best Graduate Schools” guide. In national rankings:

  • The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing master’s program ranks 2nd and its doctor of nursing practice program is 8th.
  • The Rollins School of Public Health ranks 4th.
  • The School of Medicine ranks 22nd among research-oriented schools and 36th among primary care schools.
  • Emory and Georgia Tech’s Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering PhD program ranked 2nd.
  • In specialty rankings, Emory’s anesthesiology program ranks 21st, internal medicine 19th, obstetrics and gynecology 23rd, pediatrics 15th, radiology 16th, and surgery 17th. The physician assistant program (not newly ranked) remains 5th and the physical therapy program 8th. 
  • Among nursing master’s programs, Emory’s nursing administration program ranks 3rd; family nurse practitioner 3rd; nurse practitioner, adult gerontology/acute care 4th; nurse practitioner, adult/gerontology, primary care 6th; nurse practitioner, psychiatric mental health 8th. Among Emory nursing doctoral programs, adult gerontology/acute care ranks 5th, pediatric acute care 4th, family practice 6th, and community health/public health 8th.
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