News Release: Emory Healthcare, Research, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Public Health, Winship Cancer Institute, Woodruff Health Sciences, Yerkes

Jul. 22,  2009

Emory Health Now Blog Launches

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Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center has launched a blog called Emory Health Now - dedicated to bringing readers news and features ranging from faculty ideas and discoveries, to expert comment on important news of the day, to looking at trends in medicine and science.

Emory Health Now taps Emory experts to share their knowledge about everything from leading a healthy lifestyle and managing serious medical problems to discoveries that bring scientific knowledge from "bench to the bedside."

"We are looking forward to connecting the dots for our readers," says Jeffrey Molter, associate vice president for health sciences communications at Emory. "Emory Health Now provides a nimble channel for us to share what the Emory team is learning across the health sciences center."

Emory Health Now readers will find news and feature blogs about clinical care and teaching innovation on the front burner at Emory - how its clinical are Emory Healthcare and schools of nursing, public health and medicine are transforming health and healing. At the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, nursing students and faculty alike are working to improve health and health care quality, improving global health and enhancing health systems. Rollins School of Public Health leads in areas such as cancer epidemiology, nutrition, environmental and occupational health, HIV/AIDS education and prevention, addictive behaviors, youth violence, antibiotic resistance, micronutrient malnutrition, diabetes and obesity, and health care costs and allocation of health resources.

Emory School of Medicine faculty provide leading health care in Emory's own hospitals, affiliate teaching hospitals, and outpatient venues responsible for more than 3.8 million patient services annually in addition to groundbreaking discoveries made in the laboratory and clinical research. Yerkes National Research Primate Center is making landmark discoveries in microbiology and immunology, neuroscience, psychobiology, and sensory-motor systems. One of the center's primary goals continues to be developing an AIDS vaccine.

With a wealth of key health sciences initiatives in clinical care and research centers funded by the National Institutes of Health, the blog will include the Emory Winship Cancer Institute, a National Cancer Institute-designated center; the Emory Vaccine Center, one of the world's largest vaccine research centers; the Emory Center for AIDS Research; the Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute; the Influenza Pathogenesis & Immunology Research Center; the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center; and the Chemical and Biology Discovery Center.  

Blogs about Emory discoveries may highlight work of researchers in the Emory Transplant Center, Emory/Georgia Tech Predictive Health Institute, Global Health Institute, Emory Heart & Vascular Center, the Center for Health in Aging, Emory Center for Critical Care, Center for Comprehensive Informatics or the Comprehensive Neurosciences Center.

In 2008, Emory's scientists received nearly $400 million in sponsored research funding within schools of medicine, public health and nursing, and Yerkes


The Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University is an academic health science and service center focused on missions of teaching, research, health care and public service. Its components include schools of medicine, nursing, and public health; Yerkes National Primate Research Center; the Emory Winship Cancer Institute; and Emory Healthcare, the largest, most comprehensive health system in Georgia. The Woodruff Health Sciences Center has a $2.3 billion budget, 17,000 employees, 2,300 full-time and 1,900 affiliated faculty, 4,300 students and trainees, and a $4.9 billion economic impact on metro Atlanta.

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Twitter: @emoryhealthsci

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