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Denise Jamieson, MD, MPH, named James Robert McCord Chair in Gynecology and Obstetrics

News @ Emory - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 02:00

Colleagues, faculty, residents and friends joined to celebrate the appointment of Denise Jamieson, MD, MPH, as the James Robert McCord Chair in Gynecology and Obstetrics.

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Emory Healthcare and Walmart collaborate on employee health, spine surgery and joint replacement surgery

News @ Emory - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 02:00

With a combined goal of improving the quality of patient care while lowering health care costs, Emory Healthcare and Walmart announced today the rollout of a new Accountable Care Plan (ACP) for Walmart associates in metro-Atlanta.

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Emory allergist: 10 tips to help survive spring pollen

News @ Emory - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 02:00

With the spring allergy season in full swing, Emory Healthcare allergist Marissa Shams, MD, offers her top tips on how to battle the pollen and breathe a little easier.

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Emory Autism Center event: Beyond Rainman: Autism on Stage and ScreenHeadline Link Title

News @ Emory - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 00:00

The Emory Autism Center and partners are hosting a free public event at the Emory Brain Health Center on Wednesday, April 18. The event will take a look at the representation of autism on stage and screen.    

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Emory receives $12.7 million grant to continue oxytocin research

News @ Emory - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 01:00

Emory University's Yerkes National Primate Research Center and Brain Health Center have received a five-year, $12.7 million National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) grant to continue innovative research on oxytocin, a brain chemical known for establishing mother-infant bonds.

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Study finds increased survival and cure rates for patients with HIV and MDR-TB when infections treated concurrently

News @ Emory - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 00:00

Patients co-infected with HIV and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) can achieve similar survival and tuberculosis cure rates to those infected with MDR-TB but not HIV when treated concurrently for both infections, according to a new study published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.

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Fighting avoidable blindness in Georgia and around the world

News @ Emory - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 00:00

Worldwide, over 32 million people are blind and 223 million are visually impaired. Faculty and students from Emory's Department of Ophthalmology have worked in rural Georgia and traveled overseas to Africa, South America, and Europe to provide clinical assistance and help reduce avoidable visual impairment.

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Emory SCDU participates in national Ebola transport exercise

News @ Emory - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 02:00

Physicians, nurses, and staff in Emory's Serious Communicable Diseases Unit (SCDU), located in Emory University Hospital, will participate Thursday in an exercise to test the nationwide ability to move patients with highly infectious diseases safely and securely to regional treatment centers.

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Duel of the inflammatory master regulators: insights for drug discovery

News @ Emory - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 00:00

Anti-inflammatory drugs such as dexamethasone can have harmful side effects on the skin, bones and metabolism. Structural biology research from Emory University School of Medicine has implications for the long-standing quest to separate these drugs' benefits from their side effects.

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Enhancing physical therapy with mindfulness and yoga

News @ Emory - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 00:00

Since 2012, a course offered by Emory's Division of Physical Therapy has been educating third-year PT students on how to incorporate mindfulness and yoga practices into daily physical therapy work.

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Emory faculty, students, alumni honored for continuing King's legacy

News @ Emory - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 00:00

To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr., Atlanta NPR affiliate WABE-FM honored individuals and organizations who are preserving King's mission and advancing his dream.

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Emory team wins international global health competition

News @ Emory - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 00:00

Emory recently hosted the International Emory Global Health Case Competition, drawing two dozen teams from leading universities around the world. A team of Emory graduate students took first place for the first time since 2012.

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National Academies consensus report on abortions includes Emory faculty

News @ Emory - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 00:00

A new consensus study report on "The Safety and Quality of Abortion Care in the United States," from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, included two Emory faculty members in its 13-member report committee. Released March 16, the report was the first on the topic of abortion since 1975.

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Researchers advise long-term monitoring of infants infected with Zika early after birth

News @ Emory - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 00:00

Yerkes researchers found that postnatal Zika virus infection of infant rhesus macaques results in persistent abnormalities in brain structure and function, as well as behavior and emotions.

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Post-Ebola cataract surgery can safely restore vision

News @ Emory - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 00:00

Cataract surgery can be safely performed on Ebola virus disease survivors with impaired vision, Emory Eye Center ophthalmologists and 40 colleagues around the world report.

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Bringing physical therapy to the ICU

News @ Emory - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 02:00

With an elective course in advanced acute care, Emory's Division of Physical Therapy offers PT students the chance to understand and treat acute care patients in on in their recovery. It is the only such preprofessional course in the United States.

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Pig model of Huntington's offers advantages for testing treatments

News @ Emory - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 01:00

A team of scientists has established a pig model of Huntington's disease (HD), an inherited neurodegenerative disease, anticipateing that the pigs could be a practical way to test treatments for HD.

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Winship awards three new endowed chairs

News @ Emory - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 00:00

Three members of Winship Cancer Institute's Department of Radiation Oncology have been honored with endowed chair appointments in recognition and support of their outstanding contributions to Winship's cancer research.

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All in the mind: Examining why the brain short-circuits

News @ Emory - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 00:00

With an unexpected discovery, Emory scientists working in David Katz's lab gain a new understanding of the pathology behind Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.

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Bridging medicine and literature through a pilgrimage to Faulkner's home

News @ Emory - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 00:00

Students in the Emory School of Medicine and Emory College recently traveled to the Mississippi home of William Faulkner, part of an interdisciplinary course on literature and medicine that helps future physicians better understand the human condition.

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