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Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021
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IMPACT
Mapping inequities in breast cancer outcomes 
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Emory epidemiologist Lauren McCullough investigates why outcomes for Black women with breast cancer are so much worse than their white counterparts in Georgia.

 

HEALTH
Answering your questions about CDC booster recommendations
With new CDC recommendations allowing millions of Americans to receive Pfizer booster shots, we answer questions about who is eligible for boosters and how the CDC made its decision.

 

RECOGNITION
Professor honored with Landis Award for notable mentorship
Honored for outstanding mentorship, biologist Samuel Sober says his research into how the brain controls muscle movement has long been a collaborative effort.

 

CONNECTIONS
Learning to look beyond health headlines
Students in “Critiquing Health News,” taught by epidemiologist Cecile Janssens, learn to deconstruct scientific research and think critically about news coverage being shared and how to put their knowledge into action.

COMMUNITY
New Emory Musculoskeletal Institute to be central hub for patient care and research
A ribbon cutting was held today to celebrate the official opening of the 180,000-square-foot, world-class Emory Musculoskeletal Institute, located in Emory’s Executive Park health innovation district in Brookhaven. The high-tech facility was created with patient experience, care innovation and research top of mind.
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The Future Starts With You
 
Emory Insider

 

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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TAKE NOTE
 
Check out the schedule of events during LGBTQ+ History Month
Check out the schedule of events during LGBTQ+ History Month

González Lectures to be held at Candler Oct. 22-23; register by Oct. 8 (for in-person) or Oct. 20 (virtual)
González Lectures to be held at Candler Oct. 22-23; register by Oct. 8 (for in-person) or Oct. 20 (virtual)

Applications for leadership, mentor and administrative professionals programs accepted until Nov. 8
Applications for leadership, mentor and administrative professionals programs accepted until Nov. 8

University Research Committee accepting funding proposals for 2022-23
University Research Committee accepting funding proposals for 2022-23
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EMORY IN THE NEWS
 
Pfizer asks FDA to authorize its COVID-19 vaccine for children 5 to 11

 

Pfizer asks FDA to authorize its COVID-19 vaccine for children 5 to 11
Oct. 7 |  Walter Orenstein |  New York Times

While U.S. summer surge is waning, more mandates in the works

 

While U.S. summer surge is waning, more mandates in the works
Oct. 6 |  Marybeth Sexton |  Associated Press

Timing is everything for Merck’s COVID pill

 

Timing is everything for Merck’s COVID pill
Oct. 6 |  George Painter |  The Atlantic
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FEATURED EVENTS
 
Oxford College Horace Johnson Hall Dedication Ceremony

 

Oxford College Horace Johnson Hall Dedication Ceremony
Watch the ceremony at Oxford College as the historic Language Hal​l is rededicated and renamed in honor of the late Horace J. Johnson Jr., an Oxford and Emory graduate and the first Black superior court judge in the Alcovy Judicial Circuit, which covers Newton and Walton counties.
When: Oct. 8, 3:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
Conversation: "Indigenous Storytelling: Language, Culture and Nature" with Maung Nyeu

 

Conversation: "Indigenous Storytelling: Language, Culture and Nature" with Maung Nyeu
In this conversation with Buddhist chaplain Venerable Priya Sraman, Maung will share the stories of Indigenous peoples of Chittagong Hill Tracts and the intersection between their language, culture, natural environment and spirituality.
When: Oct. 11, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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Emory Climate Talks with Carlton Waterhouse of EPA’s Office of Land and Emergency Management
When: Oct. 14, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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Riyaaz Qawwali Concert
When: Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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Webinar: "The 3 C’s of Effective Estate Planning"
When: Oct. 19, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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