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Dr. Catherine Keller to Deliver 27th Annual Harry Vaughan Smith Distinguished Visiting Professor of Religion Lectures

February 19, 2018
Dr. Catherine Keller, George T. Cobb Professor of Constructive Theology in the Graduate Division of Religion of Drew University, will deliver Mercer University’s 27th annual Harry Vaughan Smith Distinguished Visiting Professor of Religion Lectures on the theme “Political Theology of the Earth.”
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Dr. Susan Codone Joins School of Medicine as Professor, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

February 16, 2018
Dr. Jean Sumner, dean of Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM), recently announced that Dr. Susan Codone has joined the medical school faculty as professor of medical education. She also assumed the role of senior associate dean for academic affairs, effective Jan. 4.
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Dr. James Knapp Named Academic Affairs Liaison for Savannah Campus

February 16, 2018
Dr. Jean R. Sumner, dean of Mercer University School of Medicine, recently announced the appointment of Dr. James Knapp as academic affairs liaison for the Savannah campus. Dr. Knapp will work with Senior Associate Dean Dr. Susan Codone and Associate Dean Dr. Steve Williams. 
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School of Medicine Faculty Member, Collaborator Receive $2.6 Million from NIH, Additional Support for Disease Research

February 13, 2018
Jinping (Jennifer) Li, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of histology at Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM), and Gang (Gary) Ren, Ph.D., structural biologist at the Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), U.S. Department of Energy, recently were awarded more than $2.6 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health for a collaborative project to define a novel mechanism underlying blood cholesterol regulation.
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Spencer B. King Jr. Center for Southern Studies to Award 2018 Sidney Lanier Prize to Natasha Trethewey

February 12, 2018
Mercer University’s Spencer B. King Jr. Center for Southern Studies will award the 2018 Sidney Lanier Prize for Southern Literature to poet Natasha Trethewey. The prize honors significant career contributions to southern writing in drama, fiction or poetry.
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