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Thursday, May 14, 2020
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EVENTS
Emory's 42nd annual Staff Fest goes virtual with 'Stronger Together' theme
Emory's time-honored tradition of Staff Fest looks different this year, but will still take place virtually on Friday, May 15. Complete your own version of the fun walk/run, join a ZUMBA or WERQ class, or team up for trivia challenge and other activities.

 

SUSTAINABILITY
Solar power agreement will help Emory reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Emory will install more than 15,000 solar panels across 16 buildings on its Druid Hills campus, which will generate approximately 10 percent of the university’s peak energy requirements and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 4,300 metric tons.

 

COLLABORATION
Emory and Georgia Tech create COVID-19 barrier protection devices
Emory physicians and Georgia Tech engineers teamed up to create barrier protection devices designed to contain respiratory droplets while breathing tubes are inserted, with a goal of reducing risks for medical staff.

ALL HANDS ON DECK
Drive-through COVID-19 testing takes 'huge team effort' from Emory staff
Emory's drive-through testing site is the result of a "huge team effort" from staff across multiple areas of expertise, including clinical providers, facilities management, IT, lab techs, supply chain, security and more.

 

RESEARCH
Emory to study efficacy of remdesivir and baricitinib against COVID-19
Emory and Eli Lilly have gained NIAID approval to study the safety and efficacy of using the anti-inflammatory drug baricitinib with remdesivir to treat patients hospitalized with COVID-19.

 

ACCOMPLISHMENT
Mapped: The future of the School of Medicine's Class of 2020
With the aid of an interactive map, explore the broad range of institutions the graduating class from the School of Medicine were matched with this year for their medical residencies.

ARTS
Concert Choir shares one more song to end the semester
Although the Emory Concert Choir hasn’t rehearsed since before spring break, the members wanted to make music together one more time. The result was a virtual performance of “Beautiful River,” with the students singing from their homes across the country and around the world.
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COMMENCEMENT 2020
 
Emory Insider

 

Look back at the university's 175th Commencement celebrating Emory’s amazing graduates, including advice from keynote speaker Bryan Stevenson, video highlights, profiles of outstanding students, recognition of faculty award recipients and more.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Take time to thank an Emory faculty or staff member with new web-based tool
Take time to thank an Emory faculty or staff member with new web-based tool

Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation donation helps connect patients with families and assist clinicians during COVID-19
Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation donation helps connect patients with families and assist clinicians during COVID-19

Hear Aneesh Mehta discuss findings on the remdesivir clinical trial for COVID-19 and next steps
Hear Aneesh Mehta discuss findings on the remdesivir clinical trial for COVID-19 and next steps

Craig Coopersmith named director of Emory Critical Care Center
Craig Coopersmith named director of Emory Critical Care Center
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NOTE TO READERS
 
Emory Insider

 

Summer schedule: With the academic year concluded, Emory Report shifts to weekly publication. Look for a new issue in your inbox every Tuesday throughout the summer; twice-weekly publication resumes Aug. 25. Please visit the Emory News Center for daily headlines and events.
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FEATURED EVENTS
 
EGHI/GT Hack COVID-19 Hackathon Finals

 

EGHI/GT Hack COVID-19 Hackathon Finals
Students from Emory and Georgia Tech teamed up in this virtual competition to think outside the box in finding solutions to problems sparked by COVID-19. Log on to watch the final round.
When: May 16, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
Webinar: Emory Climate Talks

 

Webinar: Emory Climate Talks
Learn from Brionté McCorkle, executive director of Georgia Conservation Voters, as the spring series from the Department of Environmental Sciences and other partners continues.
When: May 18, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom
Admission: Free
Hot Takes Happy Hour

 

Hot Takes Happy Hour
Grab your beverage of choice, pull up a chair and prepare for a discussion of politics, religion and other potentially controversial topics.
When: May 20, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom
Admission: Free
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EMORY EXPERTS ON COVID-19
 
What you need to know about four potential COVID-19 vaccines

 

What you need to know about four potential COVID-19 vaccines
May 12 |  Walter Orenstein |  The Hill

Why can you get false results on a coronavirus test?

 

Why can you get false results on a coronavirus test?
May 11 |  Maria Sundaram |  WXIA-TV

Crisis shows physicians are called to care for and serve people

 

Crisis shows physicians are called to care for and serve people
May 9 |  Melody McCloud |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution

How lessons from Ebola can help fight COVID-19

 

How lessons from Ebola can help fight COVID-19
May 8 |  Jay Varkey |  U.S. News and World Report

Emory Healthcare workers share experience battling COVID-19

 

Emory Healthcare workers share experience battling COVID-19
May 8 |  Danielle Giaritelli |  FOX 5 Atlanta
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