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Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021
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IMPACT
Emory Department of Pediatrics leads nation in NIH research funding
The Department of Pediatrics in Emory's School of Medicine led the nation in federal research funding from the National Institutes of Health in 2020 among pediatric departments, according to rankings from the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research.

 

HEALTH CARE
Emory expanding post-COVID clinics for 'long haulers'
Emory physicians have established post-COVID clinics to provide follow-up care for people who continue to experience persistent symptoms. Researchers plan to investigate the origin of “long-haul COVID,” which can take a variety of forms.

 

ANALYSIS
The story of Georgia’s Senate races showcases professor’s use of data
Political scientist Bernard Fraga considered voters’ demographic information to understand Georgia’s Senate runoff in a new way. His work with an undergraduate student now paves the way for similar research and teaching.

 

RESEARCH
Cancer and its treatment could impact survivors’ ability to work, report says
Senior Vice President for Research Deborah Watkins Bruner contributed to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine indicating that although cancer survivors are living longer, cancer and its treatment can result in lasting or late-onset impairments that may affect their ability to work.

INSIGHT
Emory launches new vaccination tracker as part of online health equity dashboard
Emory researchers are enhancing a dynamic COVID-19 Health Equity dashboard to shine a light on how U.S. states are progressing on vaccination. Reports indicate that Black Americans, who have been disproportionately impacted by the virus, are lagging behind in getting the vaccine.
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CAMPUS NEWS
 

 

EVENTS
Lecture to explore how ghetto inmates saved works of art from Nazis
David E. Fishman will deliver Emory's annual Tenenbaum Lecture on Monday, Feb. 22, via Zoom webinar. He will explore “The Book Smugglers of the Vilna Ghetto: A Story of Spiritual Resistance.”

 

COLLABORATION
Emory and Georgia Tech students join forces to ‘Hack COVID-19’
The HACK COVID-19 competition, led by the Emory Global Health Institute and Georgia Tech, tackled an important topic: products that help schools and businesses safely reopen in light of the pandemic. Learn about the winning entries.

 

TRIBUTE
Emory mourns passing of Theater Studies professor Alice N. Benston
The Emory community is mourning the passing of Alice N. Benston, former associate dean of Laney Graduate School and professor of theater studies. She was instrumental in building the Department of Theater Studies and establishing Theater Emory’s Playwriting Center.
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EMORY INSIDER
 
Emory Insider

 

Watch now: Emory experts shared the latest COVID-19 information during two Facebook Live events this week. Aneesh Mehta, chief of infectious diseases services, handled “COVID-19 Q&A” and Carlos del Rio, infectious diseases expert and executive associate dean of the School of Medicine, addressed “Vaccine Hesitancy.” Watch both programs on the Emory University Facebook page.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Woodruff Physical Education (WoodPEC) recreational facilities reopened for residential students Feb. 8, by appointment only
Woodruff Physical Education (WoodPEC) recreational facilities reopened for residential students Feb. 8, by appointment only

Faculty Showcase on Feb. 22 will welcome new Emory faculty, feature poetry of Jericho Brown
Faculty Showcase on Feb. 22 will welcome new Emory faculty, feature poetry of Jericho Brown

McMullan Award nominations due by March 5
McMullan Award nominations due by March 5
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FEATURED EVENTS
 
Concert: "Music of Love"

 

Concert: "Music of Love"
What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than with music of love? This next performance in the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta Family Series will feature William Ransom on piano and members of the Vega String Quartet.
When: Feb. 14, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
Discussion: “How Small Businesses Drive Economic Opportunity in Metro Atlanta”

 

Discussion: “How Small Businesses Drive Economic Opportunity in Metro Atlanta”
A panel of established entrepreneurs in the region will share insights on how they are ensuring underrepresented entrepreneurs gain access to mentors, capital and other resources to sustain themselves and thrive in Metro Atlanta.
When: Feb. 17, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
17th Annual Hamilton E. Holmes Memorial Lecture: “Healing from Our Two Traumas”

 

17th Annual Hamilton E. Holmes Memorial Lecture: “Healing from Our Two Traumas”
Hear the stories of guest lecturers and Emory alums Kevin L. Gilliam and Iesha Galloway-Gilliam, who stood together on the front lines of COVID-19 and heard “a cry for racial justice some 400 years in the making.”
When: Feb. 17, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
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EMORY IN THE NEWS
 
Powered by recent wins, Democrats intensify push for diversity ahead of 2022

 

Powered by recent wins, Democrats intensify push for diversity ahead of 2022
Feb. 11 |  Pearl Dowe |  ABC News

Health experts examine reasons for drop in COVID-19 cases

 

Health experts examine reasons for drop in COVID-19 cases
Feb. 11 |  Sarita Shah  |  National Public Radio

Keep paying attention to your kids' mental health in this pandemic

 

Keep paying attention to your kids' mental health in this pandemic
Feb. 10 |  Julie Williamson |  CNN
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