2014 Commencement

Barbara J. Stoll, MD, will give the commencement address at Oxford College on May 10.  Dr. Stoll is the president and CEO of Emory-Children’s Center and George W. Brumley Jr. Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine,

"We are delighted to have Barbara Stoll as our speaker," says Stephen H. Bowen, dean of Oxford College.  "Dr. Stoll is an eminent physician and academician whose research and practice have made positive differences in the lives of children and their families around the world. She knows Oxford well through the experience of one of her children, who is an alumnus.  We look forward to having her address our students and guests."

Stoll is a recognized clinical and epidemiologic investigator. She received her undergraduate training at Barnard College and her medical education at Yale University.  She was an intern and resident at Babies Hospital of Columbia University, where she received the Curnen Award, given to the house officer who best exemplifies the ideas of humane and compassionate patient care. Following a neonatology fellowship at Emory University, Stoll spent four years as an associate scientist at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research in Bangladesh.

Stoll joined the Emory faculty in 1986. Her research interests include infectious diseases of the neonate, immune mechanisms related to their diagnosis, treatment, and prevention, international health, and activities of the National Institute of Child and Human Development’s Neonatal and Stillbirth Research Networks and the National Institutes of Health’s National Children's Study. The author of over 200 publications, she has conducted numerous studies in collaboration with investigators from Emory, other universities, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She was awarded Emory's Albert E Levy Award in 2005 for the best clinical scientific paper by a senior investigator.

She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and participates in numerous national and international efforts for the health and welfare of children.  She was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2009.

Commencement 2014 is May 9-10, beginning with a baccalaureate service in Old Church on Friday, May 9, at 5:00 pm.  Graduation will take place on Saturday, May 10, at 10:00 am.