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On a warm, breezy day this past April, a World War I nurse named Camille O¿Brien came to life as dozens of people gathered in Atlanta's Greenwood Cemetery to commemorate the 100th anniversary of her death.
Five Surprising Facts About Fathers
Emory anthropologist James Rilling interviewed 120 new fathers, finding most reported an increase in how enthusiastic, proud and inspired they felt after talking about their experiences as fathers.
Conversations with Claire
"Conversations with Claire" features Emory President Claire E. Sterk interviewing some of today's most inspirational leaders, who have left indelible impressions on the university and the world.
The Better to See You With
The evolution of medical imaging, from shoe store X-rays to cancer-tracking nanoparticles.
In early 2016, Ricardo Parks had been experiencing stomach aches and unexplained vomiting spells for a few months. A local doctor prescribed tablets for an upset stomach, but by March, things had gotten even worse.
Most people don't die how or where they want. But there are ways to make your voice heard near the end. Six Emory physicians share details of their own advance medical directives.
The Beauty of Spring
With the pollen count set to skyrocket into the thousands in Atlanta by early April, it was the perfect spring evening for a Dinner with a Doctor on seasonal allergies.
Forensic nurse Trisha Sheridan testifies in classrooms and courtrooms to help victims of violence.
When two Emory nursing students advocated to include LGBTQ health in the nursing curriculum, the dean and the school listened. One result: alumna Michelle Sariev will co-teach a new elective on LGBTQ health this year.
Bitter, salty, sour, sweet
After cancer treatment, this chef can taste them all. The Winship multidisciplinary head and neck team is changing the lives of survivors.
Emory takes a groundbreaking African American art exhibit out of the library and into a busy Atlanta public school, inspiring students to embrace their own creativity.
Celebrating Emory's Class of 2019
Emory's 174th Commencement celebrated the soaring achievements of the Class of 2019, as this year's talented graduates prepare to transform the world as tomorrow's leaders. Take a look back through videos, photos and more.
Civil War plant medicines blast drug-resistant bacteria
Studying a guide to plant remedies commissioned during the Civil War, Emory researcher Cassandra Quave finds that three plants have antimicrobial activity against dangerous species of drug-resistant bacteria associated with wound infections.
Emory Student Center Opens Doors
Take a first look inside the new Emory Student Center, now open to the community. Still undergoing finishing touches, the expansive space features a spacious dining center, recreation areas, student services, collaborative spaces and much more.
Research Beyond the Lab
Increasingly, Emory students are pursuing undergraduate research in the humanities to gain a deeper understanding of the human condition as they prepare to set out on career pathways that range from medicine, business and law to nonprofits, teaching and public policy.
Hands-on learning is a hallmark of Emory's Oxford College, where students get the best of both worlds -- a small liberal arts college embedded in a leading research university.
Uncovering 'Buried Truths'
Emory professor Hank Klibanoff's podcast "Buried Truths" was named a winner of the 2018 Peabody Award for Radio/Podcast. The podcast, based on research by Klibanoff and Emory students, focuses on racially motivated crimes from Georgia's civil rights era.
Something About a Dog
Meet Finn and Beowulf, Emory's certified therapy dogs. Emory is among an early wave of universities to utilize animal-assisted therapy, bringing fluffy fun to campus events and a calming presence to counseling sessions.
Poet and Professor
Inspired by Emory creative writing students, professor Jericho Brown created a new form of poetry for his acclaimed collection, "The Tradition." Learn how Emory's Creative Writing Program nurtures a community of scholars, where students and faculty learn from each other.
Secrets of the Ginkgo Seeds
Extracts from the seeds of the ginkgo tree show antibacterial activity on pathogens that can cause skin infections, according to a study that started as Emory biology major Xinyi Huang's senior thesis and drew inspiration from an ancient text in the theology library.
Ancient Art Collection Comes to Emory
The Michael C. Carlos Museum has received a centennial gift from the Georges Ricard Foundation of the Senusret Collection, one of the most extensive single collections of ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern objects to be gifted to a U.S. museum.
'Your Fantastic Mind': Episode 10
Days after writer Jerry Grillo had an MRI for a story about the aging brain, he suffered a cerebellar stroke. In the new episode of "Your Fantastic Mind," delve into Grillo's story, new treatments for sleep apnea, and a personal tale of love, loss, baseball and Alzheimer's.
'Your Fantastic Mind': Episode 9
When Jeremy Obata lost the ability to speak, Emory doctors used deep brain stimulation to help. In the latest episode of "Your Fantastic Mind," Emory and Georgia Public Broadcasting explore his case, as well as OCD and brain aneurysms.
'Your Fantastic Mind': Episode 8
As Emory and Georgia Public Broadcasting's "Your Fantastic Mind" returns with the second half of the first season, discover how migraines differ from headaches, some common triggers and how a "numbing" treatment for hemiplegic migraines helped a young soccer player.
Emory's Class of 2023
Emory University received 30,017 applications to be part of the Class of 2023, setting a new record for the university. Learn more about Emory's newest admitted class.
Graduating Emory medical students experienced their "rite of passage" on Match Day, when they discovered where they are headed next on their journeys to become physicians.
A new exhibition of historical photographs encourages visitors to consider the lives of African American women who spent years raising the children of white families. "Framing Shadows" is on display at Emory's Woodruff Library and is free and open to the public.
From Stone Age Chips to Microchips
Anthropologists have long made the case that tool-making is one of the key behaviors that separated our human ancestors from other primates. A new paper by an Emory anthropologist, however, argues that it was not tool-making that set hominins apart -- it was the miniaturization of tools.
Watch for serious fun as Emory joins in the 2019 Atlanta Science Festival, March 9-23. More than 20 events featuring Emory experts are scheduled at Emory's Druid Hills campus, Oxford campus and venues throughout Atlanta.
Crash Into Me
Driver behavior -- from speeding to distraction -- causes most auto accidents. What can be done to reduce the risk?
Emory researcher Jinhu Wang studies zebrafish to help guide the development of regenerative therapies.
Frontiers of the Brain
Follow along as Emory partners with Georgia Public Broadcasting on "Your Fantastic Mind," a weekly TV series that features compelling stories on brain-related health and wellness.
Frontiers of the Brain: And the Hits Kept Coming
As a former NFL player, Nate Lewis suffered from multiple concussions while playing football. With the help of Emory physicians, Lewis is trying a type of cognitive rehab that is helping parts of his brain not damaged by trauma compensate for the damaged parts.
Frontiers of the Brain: Finding His Voice
In the spring of 2016, after picking up a stomach bug on a family vacation to London, political broadcast journalist Jamie Dupree lost his ability to speak. He was later diagnosed with oromandibular dystonia.
Frontiers of the Brain: A Life Consumed by Sleep
For Sigurjon Jakobsson, the trip to Atlanta with his family was a last-ditch effort to wake up. He came to Emory from Iceland for diagnosis and treatment of his sleep disorder.
Frontiers of the Brain: Taming the 'Hunger Nerve'
Emory interventional radiologist David Prologo has found that freezing a "hunger nerve" that connects the brain and the gastrointestinal tract might help people lose weight.
A Lifelong Interest Builds a Lasting Legacy
Randall Burkett's passion for African American history and culture has created a top research collection.
Emory's Got Game
As Atlanta welcomes the Super Bowl, Emory's sports doctors, faculty experts and alumni take their positions.
The Code Breaker
How a young Oxford graduate became part of a code-cracking cadre of American women who helped win World War II.
The Oxford Organic Farm is both a source of fresh, healthy food and an outdoor classroom that serves the campus's unique approach to education
New exhibition explores art as form of resistance
Emory alumnus Fahamu Pecou examines contemporary blackness through the lens of African spirituality in "DO or DIE," a new exhibition at the Michael C. Carlos Museum.
Restoring Vision and Hope
Emory Eye Center's Soroosh Behshad and Natalie Weil are two physicians making a difference to Syrian refugees in Jordan. Over the last year, both have made visits to Jordan to provide surgical and clinical eye care for refugees and also to educate Syrian providers.
Working Side by Side
In fiscal year 2017-2018, Emory Healthcare provided $89.1 million in charity care to patients in its hospitals and clinics.
18 Top Stories from 2018
In 2018, Emory forged new collaborations, celebrated stellar rankings, and welcomed the Class of 2022. Take a look back at 18 of the stories that drew the most readers to the Emory News Center in 2018.
Service & Scholarship: 10 Emory stories that inspired us in 2018
Emory's mission is to "create, preserve, teach and apply knowledge in the service of humanity." Here are 10 stories of students, alumni, faculty and families who inspired us through their service and scholarship in 2018.
Emory's Best Photos of 2018
Throughout the year, Emory's staff photographers document accomplishments, breakthroughs and extraordinary moments across the university. As 2018 draws to a close, take a look back at 20 of their best photos of the year.
Journey Toward Justice
Students in Emory's Candler School of Theology confront America's legacy of slavery and lynching as part of a curriculum preparing them to lead communities on the road to racial reconciliation.
Christell Victoria Roach, winner of this year's Hurston/Wright Foundation Award for College Writers, finds inspiration for her poetry through research in Emory's extensive archives on African American history and culture.
The Flu is Coming
A hundred years ago, the 1918 flu pandemic swept the globe killing 50 to 100 million people. Since then, there have been three more pandemics ¿ in 1957, 1968 and 2009. The next pandemic, say experts, is a question of when, not if. Are we ready?
The Learning Fields
Emory is home to two successful migrant health programs. Both can be life-changing for students and farmworkers alike. See how students in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and the School of Medicine's Physician Assistant Program find life-changing experiences in the fields.
Emory received $734 million in external research funding in fiscal year 2018, the most ever for the university. Funded research helps Emory attract top professors and students, create jobs, increase the number of clinical trials, and advance start-up projects.
Healing on the Homefront
Veteran Timothy Banik struggled with PTSD after his military service, but an innovative Emory program helped him get his life back. Explore how Emory supports veterans through health care, legal aid, education benefits and more.
Wherever they live, whatever their profession, Emory alumni share a common pursuit: service to their communities.
The Play's the Thing
At Emory, theater majors are not just acting. They are building cross-disciplinary skills that enhance performance in almost any career pursuit.
Critical Need | Critical Care
What if you pushed the nurse call button and no one came? Emory is working to make sure that never happens -- and teaching those who answer the call to lead with courage and compassion.
President & Professor
In a lively meeting of generations, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter joined first-year Emory students for the 37th annual Carter Town Hall, a long-standing tradition that offers the university's newest class a firsthand glimpse into the mind of the global humanitarian.
When 9-year-old Brayden Harrison fell out of a tree, his life was saved by Emory pediatric neurosurgeon Andrew Reisner and a novel protocol he created for treating brain injuries in children.
The newest Emory Scholars, recipients of the university's top merit scholarships, bring extraordinary achievements and exceptional promise.
Three Emory students spend the summer in a castle competing for $1 million to develop their device to help cope with climate change.
Summer of Service
From teaching reading to refugees to drafting policy at City Hall, Emory students spend the summer making an impact in Atlanta.
The Plant Hunters
Ethnobotanist Cassandra Quave leads students in a search for secrets of ancient remedies that may benefit modern medicine.
Creating Tomorrow's Entrepreneurs
Bridging academia and the business world, Emory's Goizueta Business School has created initiatives to offer mentoring, business incubation, and, potentially, actual investment money for students, faculty and the broader community.
Science on Stage
Theater Emory's "4:48" promises to be a frenetic yet focused showcase of new works inspired by the human microbiome, performed July 14 at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.
Moving the Needle
A national opioid epidemic is driving people from pills to heroin, filling emergency rooms with overdose cases, and killing tens of thousands of Americans every year. What are we doing about it?
For Emory College alumnus Michael Dubin, improvisation has paid off. His company, Dollar Shave Club, launched in 2011 with a marketing video that went viral; five years later, he sold it for $1 billion. Learn the five life lessons that Dubin says contributed to his success.
Emory medical student Justine Broecker was volunteering in Haiti when she met an infant, Sara, with a rare birth defect. With Broecker's help and determination, Sara would come to Atlanta for the complicated surgery she needed.
Combating AIDS in Atlanta
The city that is home to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one of the largest clinics for HIV/AIDS patient care in the country, and top-funded HIV research programs, is also an epicenter of the HIV epidemic in the U.S. How are researchers trying to turn the tide?
Go Where the Pros Go
If an Atlanta Hawks player gets injured at practice, he can walk right across the hall to the Emory Sports Medicine Complex, adjacent to the team's front office and practice facility. And it's not just for elite athletes -- staffed by Emory sports medicine specialists, the medical and rehabilitation complex is open to the public.
A unique collaboration: Emory University + The Carter Center
To the immense pride of both institutions, the partnership between Emory University and The Carter Center now spans more than 35 years of addressing some of the world's most pressing problems.
Honoring Emory's Class of 2018
With a keynote address by trailblazing entrepreneur Michael Dubin, Emory's 173rd Commencement honored the accomplishments of 4,857 graduates. From the opening procession to the final notes of the alma mater, take a look back through video, photos, audio and more.
Bonding over Bones, Stones and Beads
Emory anthropologist Jessica Thompson takes students into the field in Malawi to help uncover mysteries of prehistoric hunter-gatherers in Africa. The project has already yielded the oldest-known human DNA from Africa.
Seeing the World Through a Different Lens
As Emory University¿s study abroad students travel around the world, they demonstrate a talent for capturing their experiences through a camera lens. See the contest-winning photos of 15 students.
A Veteran's Next Mission
Exposed to sarin gas as a soldier in Iraq, Emory PhD student Michael Yandell now studies moral injury, the emotional and spiritual damage that can occur when someone's deeply held moral beliefs are transgressed.
Who Was Atticus Finch?
Letters by Harper Lee acquired by Emory's Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library shed new light on the beloved and now controversial character of Atticus Finch.
How Frankenstein's Monster Became an Icon
From labs to libraries, theaters to theology, Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" continues to spark wonder and debate 200 years after it was published.
Minds at Work
Where do Emory researchers go when they need some room to think? Find out in this photo essay from Emory Magazine's special research issue.
Learning from Lampreys
Immunology pioneer Max Cooper and researchers in his lab are hoping that an ancient immune system can provide therapeutic insights into our own.
What happens when the heart, the body's most important muscle, short circuits? Meet three Emory patients who survived unexpected cardiac emergencies.
17 of Emory's Most-read Stories of 2017
From research to rankings and even a Rhodes Scholar, take a look back at some of the stories that drew the most readers to the Emory News Center in 2017.
Hope, Help and Healing: 10 Inspiring Emory Stories From 2017
The heart of Emory is the people who come here to learn, teach, work, help and heal. Meet just a few of the individuals and families who inspired us this year.
Emory's Best Photos of 2017
Every day, Emory photographers can be found from the classroom to the operating room, documenting the university's mission "to create, preserve, teach and apply knowledge in the service of humanity." View 12 of their best photos of the year.
When Vision Betrays
An emeritus professor finds commonality with Impressionist masters when his vision begins to fail due to cataracts. Take an in-depth look at the surgical advances that help restore his clarity.
Responding to Climate Change
The health effects of global warming are already being felt. Take an in-depth look at how researchers at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health are addressing climate change on multiple fronts.
Letters from Barack Obama to his college girlfriend, now part of the collection of Emory's Rose Library, reveal a young man grappling with his place in the world.
Inside Brotherman's Big City
In 1990, "Brotherman" debuted as one of the first comic books to feature a black hero. Almost three decades later, with help from Emory's digital scholars, this groundbreaking text is reimagined as an immersive, virtual reality world.
40 Under Forty
They're young, they're smart, and they're making their mark. The first-ever class of "40 Under Forty" outstanding young alumni gives all 140,000-plus Emory graduates forty new reasons to be proud.
Surviving the Unsurvivable
When a pine tree fell on Sylvia Ennis's car, impaling her, she began a multi-year medical odyssey that would require a care team of dozens -- and a lot of tenacity.
Doctors on the Field
From the sidelines, team physicians respond to emergencies including concussions, broken bones, and cardiac arrests.
Celebrating Emory's Class of 2017
Take a look back at Emory's 172nd Commencement, and celebrate the 4,615 degree recipients with photos, audio and video from the ceremony.
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