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Tuesday, July 13, 2021
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COMMITMENT
Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 2021 Report evidences collective achievement
Since arriving in 2019 as Emory’s first chief diversity officer, Carol Henderson has wanted to engage the university in the hard work of leading regarding diversity, equity and inclusion. The easy part was how many willing partners she found.

 

CAPITOL UPDATE
Advocating for Pell Grants, international scholars
Emory's Office of Government and Community Affairs monitors legislative and regulatory policies at the federal, state and local levels. Learn more about recent developments on two issues of interest to the Emory community.

 

HONORS
Emory recognizes faculty entrepreneurs for technology and innovation
Faculty entrepreneurs and their discoveries were recognized recently during the Office of Technology Transfer’s 15th Annual Celebration of Technology and Innovation.

 

SUPPORT
Early-career scientists seek resilience through NIH-designed program
The “Becoming a Resilient Scientist” program sponsored by NIH featured webinars and small group discussions addressing mental health and wellness concerns among graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

WELLNESS
Employees connect virtually during the Move More Challenge
Emory’s sixth annual Move More Challenge was virtual again in 2021, but that didn’t keep people from getting active. More than 5,000 employees walked a combined total of more than 1.5 billion steps.
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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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RESEARCH NEWS
 

 

DISCOVERY
COVID-19 vaccine antibodies weaker vs. Delta/Kappa viral variants
Antibodies induced by current COVID-19 mRNA vaccines can still neutralize the Delta and Kappa variants, but at a reduced potency, according to Emory-led research.

 

ENVIRONMENT
5 million deaths a year linked to temperature changes globally
More than five million deaths each year can be attributed to hot and cold temperatures around the world, according to a study involving Emory scientists.

 

HEALTH
Emory study shows frequent business travel may increase obesity risks
A new study shows that frequent business travel may pose new health risks not related to COVID-19, such as risks of obesity and chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes.

 

INSIGHT
Genetic risks for nicotine dependence span a range of traits and diseases
Psychologists at Emory led a study finding that a complex mix of environmental, behavioral and genetic factors appear to raise the risk for nicotine dependence.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Portions of Eagle Row and Fishburne Drive closed for work through July 28
Portions of Eagle Row and Fishburne Drive closed for work through July 28

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

Apply for a grant to support work promoting sustainability and social justice on campus
Apply for a grant to support work promoting sustainability and social justice on campus

Get information about parking permits for fall semester
Get information about parking permits for fall semester
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EMORY IN THE NEWS
 
Is it safe for Atlanta Falcons, UGA and Georgia Tech fans inside stadiums?

 

Is it safe for Atlanta Falcons, UGA and Georgia Tech fans inside stadiums?
July 13 |  Zach Binney |  Forbes

Undocumented farmworkers push Congress for protections amid historic heat

 

Undocumented farmworkers push Congress for protections amid historic heat
July 11 |  Roxana Chicas |  ABC News

States are spending millions of dollars on lottery prizes to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations. But is it working?

 

States are spending millions of dollars on lottery prizes to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations. But is it working?
July 8 |  Robert Bednarczyk |  USA Today
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FEATURED EVENTS
 
Webinar: "Ergonomics @ Home"

 

Webinar: "Ergonomics @ Home"
Learn the most ergonomic-friendly way to set up your home workstation and common areas of risk for musculoskeletal injury.
When: July 14, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Book Club Discussion: "Why Are Health Disparities Everyone's Problem?"

 

Book Club Discussion: "Why Are Health Disparities Everyone's Problem?"
Alumna Lisa Cooper has become a global expert in understanding health disparities. She will discuss her latest book during this virtual Emory Alumni event.
When: July 22, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
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