* Emory University announced creation of Global Health Institute to address health challenges worldwide, to be headed by Jeffrey P. Koplan, Emory vice president for academic health affairs and former director of U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with initial budget of $110 million.
* Foundation Source, nonprofit support service provider, announced adding 500th private foundation to client rolls and reaching $2 billion in assets.
* Alina Lodge, New Jersey substance abuse rehabilitation center, announced 50th anniversary celebrations to take place throughout 2007, with seminars and events involving alumni in seven major cities.
* National Institutes of Health recognized Altum, Inc. with Award of Merit for significant contributions to Scientific Coding System OnDemand service offering, a grants tracking and reporting system assisting NIH Institutes and Centers.
* Institute of Museum and Library Services presented 2006 National Awards for Museum and Library Service to three museums and three libraries with demonstrated long-term commitment to public service: Artrain USA, John G. Shedd Aquarium, Lincoln Children’s Zoo, Frankfort Community Public Library, Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County and San Antonio Public Library.
* Northern Liberties-based Internet and brand communications firm announced plans to develop Website and marketing strategy for nonprofit Wireless Philadelphia’s initiative to provide low-cost, wireless Internet to Philadelphia residents.
* East Bay Community Foundation, California, to co-commission new work from Oakland-based performance artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph, as part of East Bay Fund for Artists, supported by dollar-for-dollar match of contributions by individual donors.
* Lynnie Meyer, chief development officer of Norton Healthcare and executive director of Children’s Hospital Foundation and Norton Healthcare Foundation, elected to board of National League of Nursing’s Foundation for Nursing Education.
* Allegra R. Rich, former partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Labor & Employment Practice, to return to firm as Pro Bono Partner and Director of Philanthropy.
* David Allen Tanner, executive vice president, ContiGroup Companies, elected chair of board of trustees, Montefiore Medical Center, to succeed Jay B. Langer.
* TechSoup, nonprofit technology provider, announced implementation of Percussion Software’s Rhythmyx content management solution for its website.
* Bill Epke, formerly of Community Consulting Service, joined Plexus Consulting Group, management and consulting firm.
* Invested Interests, investment group, launched The Mutual Fund Social Screen Tool, free screening tool for research of companies based on the researcher’s own social or environmentally-conscious criteria.
* HS Dent Publishing released special report by founder Harry S. Dent Jr., “Changing Global Demographics,” discussing importance of population growth and spending habits on world economy.
* Women’s Sports Foundation generated record $7.5 million in revenue in 2006, allocated $787,000 to more than 35,000 programs creating opportunities for physical activities for girls.
* BTG Advisors, Burbank, Calif., real estate consulting firm, to facilitate development of $60 million mixed-use facility for First United Methodist Church of Los Angeles.
* Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium announced plans to support Keryx Biopharmaceuticals on multi-center phase 1 clinical program to explore all-oral medication options for treatment of multiple myeloma.
* Royal Philips Electronics launched campaign to enlist celebrities at Sundance Film Festival to demonstrate use of a defibrillator on “Matt,” paper training mannequin, and sign Matt, with money donated to American Heart Association for each signature.
* Nomination deadline Jan. 19 for James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards, recognizing four to six Californians advancing innovative, effective solutions to issues in state’s future; submit nomination at www.irvine.org/leadership.
* International Museum of Women to host Global Celebration of Mothers Gala March 8, International Women’s Day.
* Naomi Jackson, recent graduate of University of Cape Town, South Africa, named program associate in Rockefeller Brothers Fund’s Democratic Practice and New York City program areas.
* R. Scott Rodin, consultant, named president, Christian Stewardship Association, Christian development professional group with 1,000 members.
* Auctionpay, auction software provider to nonprofits, announced upgrade in Auction Booster service through addition of new travel packages to service offerings.