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March 2020
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This issue of Emory Update comes at an unprecedented time for our community. I am grateful for the opportunity to share how we are confronting the challenge of COVID-19 with seasoned expertise, resilience and resolve.

Emory experts are on the front lines of the pandemic — caring for patients, researching possible treatments and vaccines, and sharing their knowledge to help inform and prepare the public. Faculty are transitioning their courses to remote learning, students are reaching out to support each other, and staff are working around the clock to make sure our university continues to thrive as we make the changes necessary to keep ourselves and the broader global community safe.

Please take time to visit our COVID-19 website, shared below, which offers extensive resources for both the general public and our campus community. And thank you, as always, for your support. The present times call for compassion and courage.
 
In community,

Claire E. Sterk
Emory University President
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FOCUS ON CORONAVIRUS
 
HEALTH
Emory helps build free online tool to assess COVID-19 risk
Emory doctors helped create a new online tool, Coronavirus Checker, allowing people everywhere to assess how likely it is that they have contracted the novel coronavirus.

 

IMPACT
Emory serves as testing site for NIH-sponsored coronavirus vaccine study
Emory’s Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit is participating in a clinical trial testing a vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19, the first such vaccine to be tested in the United States.

 

RESEARCH
Emory among U.S. sites hosting new clinical trial for COVID-19 treatment
Emory University will take part in an NIH-sponsored global clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of novel therapeutic agents in hospitalized adult patients diagnosed with COVID-19. The drug remdesivir is the first agent to be evaluated.

 

INSIGHT
Emory website serves as central hub for coronavirus updates
Visit Emory's dedicated COVID-19 website, updated daily with news and resources for the university community and the general public.
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CAMPUS RESPONSE
 
EmoryTogether Fund provides financial support for students affected by COVID-19
EmoryTogether Fund provides financial support for students affected by COVID-19

Emory Healthcare launches drive-through donation site for critical supplies
Emory Healthcare launches drive-through donation site for critical supplies

Classes transition to remote learning for rest of spring semester
Classes transition to remote learning for rest of spring semester

Emory cancels traditional Commencement activities
Emory cancels traditional Commencement activities

Emory Healthcare postpones elective surgeries and procedures
Emory Healthcare postpones elective surgeries and procedures

Visitation restricted in Emory Healthcare hospitals and clinics
Visitation restricted in Emory Healthcare hospitals and clinics
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MORE NEWS
 
ACHIEVEMENT
Emory's Class of 2024: Extraordinary students in extraordinary times
As they finish their senior year sheltering at home, 5,925 high school students learned March 25 that they are the final students admitted to Emory's Class of 2024. Leaders inside and outside the classroom, they are among the most academically talented students in the world.

 

ACCOMPLISHMENT
Emory medical students celebrate a virtual Match Day
The tearing open of envelopes was replaced by a special email that hit inboxes promptly at noon. On Friday, March 20, 138 Emory medical students received notice of where they will begin their careers as doctors.

 

HONORS
Emory’s graduate, professional schools ranked among best by U.S. News
Emory University's graduate and professional schools and programs are ranked among the best in the nation, according to analysis and surveys released in U.S. News and World Report's 2021 edition of “America's Best Graduate Schools” guide.
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EMORY IN THE NEWS
 
Atlanta family is on the frontlines of coronavirus

 

Atlanta family is on the frontlines of coronavirus
March 25 |  Rachel Patzer and Justin Schrager |  NPR

America has faced coronavirus outbreaks before. Here's why COVID-19 has many people scared.

 

America has faced coronavirus outbreaks before. Here's why COVID-19 has many people scared.
March 24 |  Marybeth Sexton |  ABC News

‘Isolation is a big trigger’: Feelings of suicide are amplified amid a pandemic

 

‘Isolation is a big trigger’: Feelings of suicide are amplified amid a pandemic
March 23 |  Nadine Kaslow |  USA Today

Virus outbreak means (mis)information overload: How to cope

 

Virus outbreak means (mis)information overload: How to cope
March 22 |  Ruth Parker |  Associated Press

U.S. CDC, Emory University set up sites to check coronavirus symptoms online

 

U.S. CDC, Emory University set up sites to check coronavirus symptoms online
March 20 |  Alexander Isakov |  Reuters
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