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Dr. Jennifer L. Barkin, assistant professor of community medicine and obstetrics and gynecology, was notified that the Barkin Index of Maternal Functioning was licensed by Sage Therapeutics for use in a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study evaluating the efficacy and safety of an oral treatment for postpartum depression.

Dr. Hemant Goyal, assistant professor of medicine and assistant program director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, co-authored “Adrenal Insufficiency as a Paraneoplastic Syndrome in Gastric Adenocarcinoma” in the December issue of the Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer.

Dr. Shi-Wen Jiang, professor of molecular biology and genetics, co-authored “Zinc Finger and X-Linked Factor (ZFX) Binds to Human SET Transcript 2 Promoter and Transactivates SET Expression” in the October issue of the International Journal of Molecular Sciences 17(10). He also co-authored “Pathologic significance of SET/I2PP2A-mediated PP2A and non-PP2A pathways in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)” in the November issue of Clinica Chimica Acta 464:155-159.

Dr. Jennifer Li, assistant professor of histology, and several colleagues published a review in the December issue of Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics, titled “Physiopathological factors affecting the diagnostic value of serum HE4-test for gynecologic malignancies,” 16(12):1271-1282.

Dr. Richard O. McCann, associate professor of biochemistry and director of the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences program, along with Elisabeth A. Carter, a student in the MSBMS program, presented an early version of Carter’s thesis research at the annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) Dec. 3-7 in San Francisco, California. The title of the presentation was "Protein Interactions in the Core Adhesome and the Origins of Animal Multicellularity.” The ASCB is an international scientific organization of more than 6,000 cell biologists, attracting scientists and students from around the world to the annual meeting.

Kim Meeks, library assistant professor and medical library director, was accepted as an Association of American Medical Colleges 2017-2018 Leadership Education and Development fellow for the Southern Group on Education Affairs.

Dr. Bowden Templeton, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, was elected president of the Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, a state division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy is a not-for-profit, professional and educational organization with more than 20,000 members in the U.S. and Canada, including 700 members in Georgia, dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the marriage and family therapy profession. An initial one-year term as president-elect began in January and is followed by two years of service as president.