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Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020
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COMMUNITY
Our stories of resilience and resolve
See how Emory senior Prerna Advani dances past the pandemic’s isolating impact in the first video in a new series showcasing how Emory students, faculty, staff and frontline health care workers have demonstrated incredible determination this year.

 

RESEARCH
Baricitinib speeds COVID-19 recovery in NIAID trial
A randomized, controlled trial of adults hospitalized with COVID-19 pneumonia showed that combining the anti-inflammatory drug baricitinib with remdesivir led to faster recovery and a greater likelihood of clinical improvement.

 

DISCOVERY
Research roundup: Recent grants and publications for Emory faculty and staff
Research is an integral part of Emory, from the sciences to the humanities. Here’s a sample of recent grant awards across campus along with newly published research findings.

 

NATURE
Digging into the deep past
Emory researchers discover the first known fossil iguana nesting burrow on an outer island of the Bahamas, filling in a gap of scientific knowledge for a prehistoric behavior of an iconic lizard.

 

ENVIRONMENT
Grants help advance Emory’s sustainability vision
Winners of the most recent round of sustainability grants will put their funds toward a wide range of green initiatives across campus, including enhancing the biodiversity capability of The Complex residence hall’s green roof.

INSIGHT
Emory on 'Revisionist History' podcast
President Gregory L. Fenves discussed Atlanta, Emory and COVID-19 on the latest episode of “Revisionist History” with Malcolm Gladwell. Listen to the podcast.
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VACCINE TOWN HALL
 
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COVID-19 vaccine information: With the first shipments of COVID-19 vaccine arriving in Georgia this week, Emory hosts a virtual town hall on Thursday, Dec. 17, at 12 p.m. for university faculty, students and staff to provide information and answer questions. Join via Zoom here
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TAKE NOTE
 
Early voting for Georgia’s Jan. 5 runoff elections has begun; get helpful info from Emory Votes Initiative
Early voting for Georgia’s Jan. 5 runoff elections has begun; get helpful info from Emory Votes Initiative

Prepare for energy turn-down in offices during winter recess
Prepare for energy turn-down in offices during winter recess

Watch last week’s conversation on compassion with His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Watch last week’s conversation on compassion with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Nominations are now open for the 2021 Women of Excellence Awards; submit yours by Jan. 6
Nominations are now open for the 2021 Women of Excellence Awards; submit yours by Jan. 6
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FEATURED EVENTS
 
Facebook Live Q&A: "Holiday Safety"

 

Facebook Live Q&A: "Holiday Safety"
Henry Wu, director of Emory TravelWell Center, will answer general questions about holiday safety amid COVID-19. Hosted by Jodie Guest of Rollins School of Public Health.
When: Dec. 16, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online; Emory University Facebook page
Admission: Free
Single Mingle Holiday Jingle

 

Single Mingle Holiday Jingle
The Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) invites you to gather online with other singles who are celebrating winter holidays while living alone during the pandemic. Share some cheer, make new friends and know that while you may live by yourself, you are not alone.
When: Dec. 17, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
Making “Good Enough” Be Enough This Holiday Season

 

Making “Good Enough” Be Enough This Holiday Season
Join a virtual panel conversation as we acknowledge 2020’s challenges and highlight strategies and resources for mental, physical and spiritual health during the holidays and winter break. Sponsored by the Emory University Senate, Faculty Council and Employee Council.
When: Dec. 18, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
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EMORY IN THE NEWS
 
With release of COVID-19 vaccine imminent, distribution plan to be tested

 

With release of COVID-19 vaccine imminent, distribution plan to be tested
Dec. 13 |  Jonathan S. Lewin |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution

COVID survivors may need heart screening before exercising

 

COVID survivors may need heart screening before exercising
Dec. 13 |  Jonathan Kim |  NBC News

Emory professor Miriam Udel on stories of Hanukkah

 

Emory professor Miriam Udel on stories of Hanukkah
Dec. 11 |  Miriam Udel |  WABE 90.1 FM
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