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MILESTONE
EUA application expected for COVID-19 antiviral discovered at Emory
Molnupiravir, an investigational oral antiviral drug discovered by Emory researchers, appears to significantly reduce the risk of hospitalization or death in patients with mild to moderate COVID-19, according to interim data from a Phase 3 study. The company developing the drug plans to submit an application for Emergency Use Authorization to the U.S. FDA.

 

CAMPUS
9 free things to do in October
The full return to campus has meant a resurgence of events, both virtual and in person. From museum exhibits and thought-provoking lectures to concerts and Homecoming 2021, the month brings something for everyone.

 

IMPACT
John R. Lewis Racial Justice Case Competition expands in second year
Applications are now open for Goizueta Business School’s second John R. Lewis Racial Justice Case Competition. The competition seeks student leaders to investigate how companies can address racial injustice within their organizations.

COMMUNITY
Winship 5K raises spirits and more than $800K for cancer research
More than 1,500 in-person runners — and hundreds more virtually — participated in the Winship Win the Fight 5K Run/Walk's first-ever hybrid event and helped raise more than $800,000 for cancer research.
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Help kick off 2O36, Emory's campaign focused on investing in people for the benefit of people. On Friday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Quad will be open to you for an immersive experience like no other — interactive domes, food, giveaways and more! No registration required; learn more.
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NIH AWARDS
 

 

'Tractor beam' to treat pediatric cancer earns NIH Transformative Research Award
Emory provost and biomedical scientist Ravi Bellamkonda has received the National Institutes of Health Director’s Transformative Research Award for his work using electrical fields to treat a particularly aggressive pediatric cancer.

 

NIH New Innovator Award recipient studying the use of artificial intelligence for paralysis
Emory researcher Chethan Pandarinath is using artificial intelligence to build brain-machine interfaces to assist people with paralysis, specifically those with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The NIH award will support a clinical trial launching this fall.

 

Researcher focused on imaging metabolism receives NIH New Innovator Award
The NIH has announced a New Innovator Award for Emory researcher Candace Fleischer, who plans to use magnetic resonance imaging in new ways to study metabolic disease.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Emory University faculty, staff and students need a flu shot by Oct. 29; learn more
Emory University faculty, staff and students need a flu shot by Oct. 29; learn more

Get details about new investment options for Emory University’s retirement plan
Get details about new investment options for Emory University’s retirement plan

Applications for leadership, mentor and administrative professionals programs accepted until Nov. 8
Applications for leadership, mentor and administrative professionals programs accepted until Nov. 8
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EMORY IN THE NEWS
 
At-home genetic testing for cancer and other disease risk is booming: Should you try it?

 

At-home genetic testing for cancer and other disease risk is booming: Should you try it?
Oct. 4 |  Karen Grinzaid |  TODAY

These parents questioned critical race theory and DEI programs in public schools. They interviewed experts and here's what they found.

 

These parents questioned critical race theory and DEI programs in public schools. They interviewed experts and here's what they found.
Oct. 4 |  Carol Anderson |  WXIA 11 Alive

How science is making sense of the mystical experience in psychedelic medicine

 

How science is making sense of the mystical experience in psychedelic medicine
Oct. 1 |  Charles L. Raison |  Forbes
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FEATURED EVENTS
 
Facebook Video Event: Research Excellence and Molnupiravir Discovery

 

Facebook Video Event: Research Excellence and Molnupiravir Discovery
Hear from Emory President Gregory L. Fenves in a discussion with Rollins School of Public Health professor Jodie Guest.
When: Oct. 6, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Facebook
Admission: Free
Emory's Annual Campus Safety Fair

 

Emory's Annual Campus Safety Fair
Come learn about the safety resources available to Emory students, faculty and staff and stick around for free giveaways, games, chances to win a gift card and more.
When: Oct. 7, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Hall Bridge
Admission: Free
Concert: Jazz on the Green

 

Concert: Jazz on the Green
Enjoy an outdoor performance by the Emory jazz ensembles.
When: Oct. 7, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Patterson Green
Admission: Free
Lecture: "Excavation: Mining Memory for Restitution and Redemption" with Emory Arts Fellow Masud Olufani

 

Lecture: "Excavation: Mining Memory for Restitution and Redemption" with Emory Arts Fellow Masud Olufani
Olufani will present an overview of his multidisciplinary practice and will discuss how the history of racial trauma and the creative ways that marginalized populations have practiced constructive resilience in the face of sustained brutalization have served as a catalyst for his work.
When: Oct. 7, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum (Ackerman Hall) and online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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Conversation: "Luther's Appeals to Ethnic Identity and Implications for Social Justice"
When: Oct. 6, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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2021 Raymond Schinazi Distinguished Lecture: "Towards an HIV Remission: When and How?" with Steven Deeks
When: Oct. 6, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Health Sciences Research Building, Rollins Auditorium
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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Film Screening: "Sweet Land"
When: Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Emory Quadrangle
Admission: Free
 
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Webinar: "The 3 C’s of Effective Estate Planning"
When: Oct. 19, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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