Emory University’s first annual “Day of Giving” begins at noon on Wednesday, February 8 and continues for 24 hours, offering easy and fun ways to support what inspires you. Your generous donations will contribute to medical student scholarships, resident development, and innovative patient care. To make an immediate and lasting difference for Emory and the community we’re proud to support, we hope you’ll consider making a donation.
Highlighted Donor: Camille Vaughan, MD, MS
Dr. Vaughan serves as interim chief of Emory’s Geriatrics section.
Why do you give?
“Giving financially is one way for us to show gratitude for the collective work of the Emory community in service to others. My gift supports the Geriatrics and Gerontology program in the Emory University Department of Medicine, which aims to optimize health care for older adults through innovations in education, translational research, and clinical care models.”
Which fund do you support?
“I support the Bettye Rose Connell Distinguished Lecture Fund. Dr. Connell was an Emory gerontologist renowned for her passion studying how an environment could be adapted to promote independence among older adults at risk of functional decline. I had the opportunity to interact with Dr. Connell as a first-year medical student during an aging-research experience. That experience ultimately influenced my decision to pursue a career in geriatrics and clinical research related to aging. I found out a few years ago that my mother-in-law and Dr. Connell were childhood friends, which makes our gift honoring Bettye Rose’s commitment to the well-being of older adults even more special. What a small world!”
If you are interested in investing in research, clinical care, and/or education at Emory, please visit the “Day of Giving” website to learn how you can help. This is your chance to make history for Emory’s future. Are you ALL IN?
More about Dr. Vaughan
Dr. Vaughan is an assistant professor in the Emory University Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics. She received her MD and MS (clinical research) degrees from Emory University. Dr. Vaughan completed her residency in internal medicine and geriatrics fellowship at Emory University and is board-certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine. She has been appointed director of the Continence Clinic at The Emory Clinic at Wesley Woods and assistant director at of the Bronze Continence Clinic at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. She serves as an investigator at the Birmingham/Atlanta VA Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center and the Atlanta VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Center of Excellence (VARRD).