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Tuesday, July 6, 2021
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COMMITMENT
The way forward: Bridging the divide
As COVID-19 took hold, a pandemic of racial injustice, social inequity and political divisiveness shook our nation. Emory experts grapple with what comes next, including asking important questions such as: How do we sustainably dismantle the structural failures that have come to light? And what will it take to collectively heal as a people?

 

RECOGNITION
'Great Immigrant, Great American': Carlos del Rio’s remarkable contributions to medicine
The Carnegie Corporation of New York has selected Carlos del Rio, MD, as part of their “Great Immigrants, Great Americans” campaign, which celebrates the wide-ranging contributions of immigrants to American life.

 

WELLNESS
Let ‘Ergonomics @ Home’ help keep your work space healthy
Proper workstation setup can reduce muscle and joint fatigue, discomfort or pain. Join a free webinar on July 14 to learn how good ergonomics can make your day healthier and more comfortable.

 

DISCUSSION
‘Genius’ alumna to discuss importance of tackling health disparities
Alumna Lisa Cooper has become a global expert in understanding health disparities. She will discuss her latest book during a virtual Emory Alumni event on July 22.

COMMUNITY
‘Emory Inspired’: Emory mobilizes COVID-19 vaccinations
Location, convenience, friendly faces: Each of these elements counts a great deal, and Emory Healthcare has carefully seen to those critical details as Emory makes vaccinations as widely available as possible.
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COVID-19 CAMPUS UPDATE
 
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Operating status: Based on current public health and community indicators, Emory moved to green operating status on July 1. Restrictions on gathering size, density and duration have been lifted, but gatherings should still adhere to current Emory health and safety protocols. Masks are still required in all indoor public and common spaces on campus and in Emory facilities, regardless of vaccination status. Learn more at Emory Forward.
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SCIENCE AND RESEARCH NEWS
 

 

RESEARCH
MOMI-Vax study evaluates COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy and postpartum
Emory is participating in a NIAID-sponsored study evaluating immune responses to COVID-19 vaccines during pregnancy or within two months of delivery.

 

HEALTH CARE
Emory physicians make up almost half of 2021 'Top Doctors' list
Almost half of the physicians recognized in the 2021 "Top Doctors" issue of Atlanta magazine are physicians within Emory Healthcare, Emory Healthcare Network, Emory medical staff or School of Medicine faculty.

 

COLLABORATION
Cardiac cells that beat in space offer hope for better heart treatment
Emory researchers Chunhui Xu and Kevin Maher join forces with NASA to turn stem cells into beating heart muscle cells, offering potential to increase the chance for better treatment options for patients.

 

NATURE
New molecule found in chestnut leaves disarms dangerous staph bacteria
Emory scientists, led by ethnobotanist Cassandra Quave, have isolated a molecule extracted from European chestnut tree leaves that has the power to neutralize dangerous, drug-resistant staph bacteria.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Road closures to impact Eagle Row, Fishburne Drive beginning July 11
Road closures to impact Eagle Row, Fishburne Drive beginning July 11

Campus fitness centers are open with safety protocols in place
Campus fitness centers are open with safety protocols in place

New Diabetes Prevention Program begins in August; learn more and register for an info session in July
New Diabetes Prevention Program begins in August; learn more and register for an info session in July

All Carlos Museum visitors are admitted for free on Fridays through August 13
All Carlos Museum visitors are admitted for free on Fridays through August 13

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EMORY IN THE NEWS
 
America's partisan fireworks will be hard for anyone to put out

 

America's partisan fireworks will be hard for anyone to put out
July 6 |  Alan Abramowitz |  CNN

Should fully vaccinated people continue to wear masks? Experts weigh in.

 

Should fully vaccinated people continue to wear masks? Experts weigh in.
July 5 |  Marybeth Sexton |  NBC News

You could save a child from drowning this summer. Here's how.

 

You could save a child from drowning this summer. Here's how.
July 3 |  Terri McFadden |  National Public Radio
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