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July 2019
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Welcome to the second edition of Emory Update, a monthly communication highlighting Emory’s impact in Atlanta and around the world. This issue comes just days before an important milestone: Five years ago, on Aug. 2, 2014, Emory University Hospital welcomed the first patient with Ebola virus disease to be treated in the United States.

With Ebola once again a global health emergency, we look back on all that we learned from our experience caring for four patients with the virus — lessons that are revolutionizing how we treat infectious diseases. You can learn more below and you can hear directly from Emory Healthcare providers and Ebola patients treated here by joining a special Facebook Live event on Friday, Aug. 2, at 10 a.m. on the Emory University Facebook page.

I welcome your feedback as we strive to advance and improve our shared communities.


Claire E. Sterk
Emory University President
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IMPACT
Five years after Ebola: Lessons learned from choosing care over fear
When medical missionary Kent Brantly stepped from an ambulance and walked into Emory University Hospital, he became the first Ebola patient treated in the U.S. Find out how lessons Emory health care providers learned five years ago are transforming care for Ebola and other infectious diseases.

 

HEALTH CARE
Emory University Hospital ranked No.1, Emory Saint Joseph's ranked No. 2 in Georgia by U.S. News & World Report
For the eighth year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Emory University Hospital the No. 1 hospital in Georgia and metro Atlanta in its Best Hospitals Guide.

 

INSIGHT
'Conversations with Claire' video series features HIV expert Anthony Fauci
Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has advised five presidents on HIV/AIDS. Hear his reflections on the "extraordinary journey of science" from the earliest days of the HIV crisis to the "implementation challenges" that continue to hamper efforts to end the epidemic.

 

PERSPECTIVES
10 books by Emory authors to add to your summer list
Emory authors and editors published a total of 111 books in 2018, and 2019 is already shaping up to be a big year. From compelling novels to thought-provoking nonfiction, here are 10 possibilities for your to-read list.

RESEARCH
Emory-led digital memorial shines new light on slave voyages
"Slave Voyages: The Transatlantic Slave Trade Database" uses big data to bring history to life, offering researchers and visitors a more complete portrait of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. See a time-lapse animation of more than 14,000 slave voyages, view a 3D video reconstruction of an actual slave ship, and more.
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IN THE COMMUNITY
 

 

MILESTONE
It's official: Emory recognized as largest employer in metro Atlanta
Emory University is the largest employer in metro Atlanta, according to a new list published by The Atlanta Business Chronicle.

 

COLLABORATION
Emory Global Health Institute announces new Global Health Council to engage Atlanta community
The Emory Global Health Institute has selected seven Atlanta community leaders for its Global Health Council, aimed at supporting the institute's mission of improving health around the world.
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ON CAMPUS
 

 

SUSTAINABILITY
Emory student move-out donations divert 87 tons of waste for a good cause
Thousands of Atlanta and Oxford student-residents took advantage of the "Don't Dump It, Donate It" campaign by contributing items to recycle, donate or compost when they left campus for the summer.

 

EDUCATION
Carlos Museum encourages families to get SmART about art together
New SmARTy Pack activities help children (and their adults) turn visits to the Michael C. Carlos Museum into a hands-on learning experience.
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DID YOU KNOW?
 
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In the last fiscal year, Emory Healthcare provided $98 million in charity care to patients in its hospitals and clinics. Learn more about how Emory helps patients with no insurance.
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EMORY IN THE NEWS
 
Opinion: Much progress made, much work remains on HIV/AIDS crisis

 

Opinion: Much progress made, much work remains on HIV/AIDS crisis
July 27 |  Claire E. Sterk |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Gates Foundation gives Emory University $180M grant

 

Gates Foundation gives Emory University $180M grant
June 6 |  Emory University |  U.S. News & World Report

Jimmy Carter awarded tenure at Emory University at age 94

 

Jimmy Carter awarded tenure at Emory University at age 94
June 3 |  Jimmy Carter and Claire E. Sterk |  Associated Press
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Featured Events
 
Michael C. Carlos Museum: Free Admission Days

 

Michael C. Carlos Museum: Free Admission Days
To thank the community for 100 years of support, Emory's Carlos Museum offers 100 free admission days through 2019, including every Thursday in August.
When: Every Thursday through Aug. 29,  1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Carlos Museum, 571 South Kilgo Circle
Admission: Free
Decatur Book Festival: Opening Keynote

 

Decatur Book Festival: Opening Keynote
As presenting sponsor of the AJC-Decatur Book Festival, Emory hosts the opening keynote on immigration. Panelists include inaugural poet Richard Blanco, poet and author Rigoberto González and Gabriela Baeza Ventura of Arte Publico Press.
When: Aug. 30, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 North Decatur Road
Admission: Free; required tickets become available Aug. 13 at noon.
Exhibit: "Black Cosmopolitan: James Weldon Johnson in an Age of Empire"

 

Exhibit: "Black Cosmopolitan: James Weldon Johnson in an Age of Empire"
This new exhibition examines public intellectual James Weldon Johnson's early life, his political appointment in the U.S. consular service and the effect of those years on his future.
When:  Through Dec. 13
Where: Rose Library, Woodruff Library Level 10, 540 Asbury Circle
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Summer Farmers Market
When: Aug. 13,  11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Where: Cox Bridge, 569 Asbury Circle
 
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Film screening: "To Be or Not to Be" (1942)
When: Aug. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208, 301 Dowman Drive
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: Vladimir Milosevic, piano
When: Aug. 30, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Emory Performing Arts Studio, 1804 North Decatur Road
Admission: Free
 
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