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This is an ARCHIVE of our most recent press releases, covering Jan. 2004 - Oct. 2008.

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28 December 2005
Scientists Identify Simple, Effective Strategy for Treating Chronic Viral Infections
Scientists have identified a simple but highly effective strategy for boosting the immune response to chronic viral infections in mice. By blocking a specific molecular pathway in the mouse immune sy...    FULL STORY

28 December 2005
New Orleans ER Physicians Get Gift of Cookware from Colleagues at Emory
They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, and for New Orleans residents, iron cookware is at the heart of every kitchen. Arthur Kellermann, MD, MPH, professor and chair of emergency medicine at t...    FULL STORY

27 December 2005
Emory Healthcare Receives Top Quality and Patient Safety Award
The Partnership for Health and Accountability has presented Emory Healthcare with a First Place Quality and Patient Safety Award in the Hospital/Systems category. The award program recognizes health...    FULL STORY

27 December 2005
Emory University Hospital Named Among Top Coding Hospitals in U.S.
Emory University Hospital has been ranked one of the top hospitals in the nation for the most complete and compliant coding practices in an annual study of 3,249 hospitals. The report, conducted b...    FULL STORY

22 December 2005
Two Emory University Public Health Experts Recognized for their Contributions
Two faculty members of Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health have been nationally recognized for their commitment and contributions to the field of public health. The Association of...    FULL STORY

22 December 2005
Study Shows Lifestyle Changes Have Major Health Impact
New Year's resolutions to lose weight, stop smoking and exercise are made by countless people every January. Unfortunately, these goals seldom seem attainable and good intentions often fall by the way...    FULL STORY

22 December 2005
Winship Introduces New Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial
Emory's Winship Cancer Institute is the first cancer facility in the country to conduct a prostate cancer clinical trial involving a drug combination of docetaxel, estramustine and bortezomib (Velcade...    FULL STORY

22 December 2005
Emory Winship Cancer Institute to Conduct Phase III Clinical Trial on Pleural Mesothelioma
Emory Winship Cancer Institute will be one of two facilities in Georgia to conduct a phase III clinical trial of Vorinostat (oral suberoylanilide hydromaxic acid) in patients with advanced malignant p...    FULL STORY

22 December 2005
Dong M. Shin, MD, Appointed to Associate Director of Emory Winship Cancer Institute
Jonathan Simons, MD, director of the Emory Winship Cancer Institute, and Fadlo Khuri, MD, Associate Director for Clinical and Translational Research and Chief Medical Officer, announced that Dong M. S...    FULL STORY

14 December 2005
Gates Grant Will Help Emory, Finland Build International Public Health Network
Emory University, in partnership with Finnish National Public Health Institute (KTL), in Helsinki, has received a $902,554 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to enhance the International A...    FULL STORY

14 December 2005
Emory Researchers Use Brain Imaging to Learn if Alzheimer's Can Be Detected Earlier
Researchers at Emory University have received a $330,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other organizations to study the use of brain imaging to identify and treat Alzheimer's ...    FULL STORY

09 December 2005
Winship Lymphoma Clinic Research to be Presented at Hematology Meeting
Scientific research from the Lymphoma Clinic at Emory Winship Cancer Institute will be presented at three podium presentations and two poster sessions at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) 47th ...    FULL STORY

06 December 2005
Emory Eye Center Begins Clinical Trial for New Ocular Prosthetic Device
Emory Eye Center has begun a new clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of a new prosthetic ocular device, made by Porex Surgical, Inc. The device, the MEDPOR ATTRACTOR Magnetic Coupling System, will...    FULL STORY

05 December 2005
Emory Adds High-Risk Pregnancy Specialists to Maternal-Fetal Division
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Emory University School of Medicine has recently expanded their team and welcomed four new maternal-fetal medicine specialists. They bring their expe...    FULL STORY

05 December 2005
Volunteers Needed for Emory Study Aimed at Screening for Diabetes in Earliest Stage
Male and female volunteers are needed for a research study at Emory University to screen for and treat the early stages of diabetes. The study will screen people for borderline or pre-diabetes, called...    FULL STORY

01 December 2005
Emory's School of Nursing Receives $60,000 for Service Learning Program
Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing has received $60,000 in support of its Office of Service Learning from the Charles and Mary Grant Foundation and the Georgia Health Foundatio...    FULL STORY

01 December 2005
New Emory Adolescent Medicine Specialist Sees Her Young Patients as 'Partners'
It is hard enough for many parents to get their 5-year-old to eat his Brussel sprouts, but getting a 14-year-old to take an interest in her health is a challenge that may require professional help. ...    FULL STORY

28 November 2005
Geneticist Uses Resequencing Technology to Study Autism Susceptibility Genes
The recent sequencing of a single human genome was the first step in speeding the discovery of genetic variations that contribute to disease in humans. Now a geneticist is using microarry-based "rese...    FULL STORY

28 November 2005
Predictive Health: Experts to Discuss New Model of Healthcare at Symposium
A field of national healthcare leaders will assemble at Emory University on Dec. 19 and 20 to offer new perspectives on predictive health -- a new model of healthcare that will harness advances in bio...    FULL STORY

22 November 2005
Dr. Nanette Wenger Receives Distinguished Faculty Award
Nanette Wenger, MD, professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Emory University School of Medicine, and chief of cardiology at Grady Memorial Hospital, recently received the J. Willis Hurs...    FULL STORY

22 November 2005
Psychiatrist Receives Grant to Provide Mental Health Care to Area Homeless
Raymond J. Kotwicki, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Emory University School of Medicine, has received a $250,000 from the United Way to reach ou...    FULL STORY

17 November 2005
Winship Cancer Institute to Conduct New Drug Combination Study for Head and Neck Cancer
Emory Winship Cancer Institute will be the first cancer research and treatment facility in the country to open a clinical trial testing a new combination of chemopreventive drugs for head and neck can...    FULL STORY

17 November 2005
Winship Announces Phase II Clinical Study for Advanced Bladder Cancer
Emory Winship Cancer Institute is the only cancer research and treatment facility in Georgia to offer an innovative Phase II clinical trial for transitional cell carcinoma (TCC), a common form of blad...    FULL STORY

17 November 2005
Emory University's Cystic Fibrosis Program Celebrates Aging
There's a new face of cystic fibrosis, and it is significantly older than you might expect. That's the message of the Cystic Fibrosis Adult Program at Emory University, the only program in Atlanta pr...    FULL STORY

17 November 2005
Consensus Panel Develops Ethical Guidelines for Recently-Dead Research Subjects
For the first time, a consensus set of ethical guidelines has been published to give individual medical institutions -- and the medical community at large -- a foundation on which to launch debate or ...    FULL STORY

17 November 2005
Bone Loss, Osteoporosis Linked to 'Thymic Rebound'
A team of researchers from Emory University School of Medicine has found that bone loss and osteoporosis, a condition affecting more than 44 million men and women in the United States, may be caused b...    FULL STORY

16 November 2005
Yerkes Researchers to Present Research at 35th Annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting
Researchers from the Yerkes National Primate Research Center of Emory University will present a wide-ranging selection of studies at the Society for Neuroscience's 35th annual meeting Nov. 12-16, 2005...    FULL STORY

14 November 2005
Emory University Hosts Display of The AIDS Memorial Quilt On World AIDS Day, December 1
Emory University will host one of the largest displays of The AIDS Memorial Quilt ever held in Atlanta on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2005. Sponsored by Emory Hillel, in partnership with other Emory ...    FULL STORY

14 November 2005
Ketogenic Diet Prevents Seizures by Enhancing Brain Energy Production
Although the high-fat, calorie-restricted ketogenic diet (KD) has long been used to prevent childhood epileptic seizures that are unresponsive to drugs, physicians have not really understood exactly w...    FULL STORY

14 November 2005
David S. Stephens Appointed Executive Associate Dean for Research At Emory University
Emory University School of Medicine has appointed David S. Stephens, MD, as Executive Associate Dean for Research, effective Dec. 1, 2005. Dr. Stephens currently is the Stephen W. Schwarzmann Disting...    FULL STORY

09 November 2005
SECEBT Holds Nov. 10 Meeting on Pandemic Flu at Emory
The Southeastern Center for Emerging Biologic Threats (SECEBT) will hold a workshop on "Pandemic Influenza Planning: The Reality of Implementation in the Southeast," on Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Emory ...    FULL STORY

09 November 2005
New Procedure Helps Determine How Much Chemotherapy Reaches Brain Tumors
Emory Winship Cancer Institute is one of only two cancer research facilities in the country to conduct a procedure to determine how much chemotherapy actually reaches certain kinds of brain tumors. ...    FULL STORY

03 November 2005
Winship Cancer Institute Presents Distinguished 2005 Visiting and Guest Speaker
On Wednesday, Nov. 9, Donald L. Nathanson, MD, Executive Director of The Silvan S. Tomkins Institute and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jeff...    FULL STORY

01 November 2005
Immune Responses Explain Different Therapeutic Effects In Rheumatoid Arthritis
Using a humanized mouse model that mimics the effects of human rheumatoid arthritis (RA), researchers have discovered that protein growth factors called cytokines in the immune system have both pro- a...    FULL STORY

31 October 2005
Scientists Determine How Tumor Gene Controls Growth
Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine and their colleagues have discovered a genetic mechanism that controls cellular growth in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, and believe it likel...    FULL STORY

28 October 2005
Psychiatrist Studies Treatment Delay in the Early Course of Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness, and research shows that the longer patients and their families wait to seek treatment the more debilitating the disease can become. Emory researchers at Grad...    FULL STORY

26 October 2005
Emory Psychiatrist Studies Risk Indicators for Schizophrenia
Emory psychiatrist Michael T. Compton, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Emory University School of Medicine, is leading a project at Grady He...    FULL STORY

25 October 2005
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Governor Perdue Signs Proclamation
Governor Sonny Perdue recently signed a proclamation officially designating the month of November as Lung Cancer Awareness Month. "By increasing awareness of the devastating effects of this deadl...    FULL STORY

25 October 2005
Children Should be Last to Return to Hurricane-Ravaged Gulf Coast
Nearly two months have passed since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, yet Robert J. Geller, MD, associate professor of pediatrics at the Emory U...    FULL STORY

25 October 2005
Health Literacy Expert Receives Alvarez Award for Work in Medical Communication
Health literacy expert Ruth M. Parker, MD, professor of medicine in the Division of General Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine, is the recipient of the 2005 Alvarez Award. The award w...    FULL STORY

21 October 2005
Emory Psychiatrist Discusses the Need for Novelty in our Lives
Emory University School of Medicine Psychiatrist Gregory Berns, MD, PhD, will discuss his newly published book, "Satisfaction: The Science of Finding True Fulfillment," in a lecture and book signing ...    FULL STORY

19 October 2005
Blood Conservation Strategies Take Center Stage at Emory Forum
With blood in high demand and limited supply, blood management is of growing concern to doctors and hospitals across the nation. Leading medical experts and members of prominent health organizations ...    FULL STORY

19 October 2005
Cleaning Up Water Supplies Would Help Save Lives Around the World
A concerted effort by governments and organizations around the world to provide access to clean drinking water and adequate sanitation in all countries would alleviate many of the diseases that plague...    FULL STORY

19 October 2005
Emory Nursing Dean Marla Salmon Gives Keynote at Nursing Conference in Korea
Marla E. Salmon, ScD, RN, FAAN, dean of Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, will give the keynote address at the Korean Academy of Nursing's 5th International Nursing Conferenc...    FULL STORY

17 October 2005
Simulator Gives Emory Cardiologists Dress Rehearsal for High Risk Procedure
Cardiologists at Emory are the first in the U.S. to combine the technology of a patient's MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan with a training simulator to "rehearse" the high-risk carotid stenting p...    FULL STORY

10 October 2005
Emory Gynecologist Says Vaccine Will Help Protect Women Against Cervical Cancer
The results of a major clinical trial involving 12,167 women shows Gardasil, a genetically-engineered vaccine by Merck & Co., was 100 percent effective in preventing persistent infection with the tw...    FULL STORY

10 October 2005
Fuqua Center and Georgia's DHR Join Forces for Suicide Prevention
The Fuqua Center for Late-Life Depression at Emory University School of Medicine is partnering with the Community Care Services Program (CCSP) of the Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of...    FULL STORY

07 October 2005
Hurricane Response Shows Emory PA Program Trains Smart, Compassionate Clinicians
When graduates of Emory's award-winning Physician Assistant (PA) program gather to recognize National PA Week, hurricanes Rita and Katrina will be a major topic of conversation. They will not just dis...    FULL STORY

06 October 2005
Emory Crawford Long Hospital Expands Partnership with Whole Foods Market
Emory Crawford Long Hospital has forged an expanded partnership with Whole Foods Market, the world's leading natural and organic foods supermarket. The partnership includes new dining options, a lectu...    FULL STORY

06 October 2005
IOM Meeting Encourages Community-Focused Policies to Combat Obesity Epidemic
A year has passed since a report released by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) led to a national call to action to prevent childhood obesity. On October 6-7, a southeastern regional symposium to be held...    FULL STORY

06 October 2005
Emory Schools of Nursing and Theology Announce Faith and Health Specialization
With the nation experiencing both a severe nursing shortage and a heightened sensitivity to issues of faith and religion, Emory University's schools of nursing and theology have joined forces to creat...    FULL STORY

04 October 2005
National Cancer Institute Awards $19 Million Grant to Emory University and Georgia Tech
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health has selected Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology as one of seven National Centers of Cancer Nanotechnology...    FULL STORY

03 October 2005
Lance Armstrong's Tour of Hope Cycles Through Emory, Promoting Clinical Trials
On Wednesday, October 5, Lance Armstrong's Tour of Hope will arrive in Atlanta. The Tour of Hope is a 9-day, 3,300-mile cycling relay from San Diego to Washington, D.C. to inspire and inform the publi...    FULL STORY

03 October 2005
Emory Emergency Physician Brings Awareness to Domestic Violence
Sheryl Heron, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine and associate residency program director with the Department of Emergency Medicine at Grady Memorial H...    FULL STORY

30 September 2005
Emory Crawford Long Hospital Opens Japanese Art Exhibition
The lobby of Emory Crawford Long Hospital has been transformed into an art museum. For the next six months, it will be home to "Cosmos," the latest work by Kyoko Ibe, a Japanese artist who specializes...    FULL STORY

27 September 2005
Emory's Symptoms Center Receives $1 Million Renewal from NIH
The Center for Research on Symptoms, Symptom Interactions and Health Outcomes (Symptoms Center) at Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing received close to $1 million in renewed fu...    FULL STORY

26 September 2005
Emory Study Tests New Rehabilitative Treatment for Chronic Low Back Pain
Low back pain is one of the most common complaints of aches and pains in our society today, according to the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Almost every person will have at least one ep...    FULL STORY

26 September 2005
Emory Pathologist Receives 2005 Novartis Award From American Heart Association
Kenneth E. Bernstein, MD, distinguished service professor of pathology at Emory University School of Medicine, is co-recipient of the 2005 Novartis Award in hypertension research from the American Hea...    FULL STORY

23 September 2005
Emory Down Syndrome Clinic Brings 16 Years of Research Full Circle
Approximately one in every 600 to 800 infants worldwide is born with Down syndrome, a leading cause of mental retardation and birth defects, including abnormalities of the heart and gastrointestinal t...    FULL STORY

23 September 2005
Emory's Centering Pregnancy Program a Prenatal Plus
As any mother can attest, pregnancy is not exactly a stroll through the nursery. But belonging to a group of similarly expectant women can help, and that is the thinking behind a patient-centered pren...    FULL STORY

23 September 2005
Organic Diets Lower Children's Dietary Exposure to Common Agriculture Pesticides
A study led by an Emory University researcher concludes that an organic diet given to children provides a "dramatic and immediate protective effect" against exposures to two pesticides that are common...    FULL STORY

16 September 2005
Emory Clinical Trial Seeks Connection Between Asthma and Acid Reflux
Emory University researchers are recruiting patients for a national multi-site clinical trial to study whether treating acid reflux improves asthma symptoms. Emory is one of twenty sites in the Ame...    FULL STORY

16 September 2005
Emory Pulmonologists Study Effect Of Ozone Levels On Asthma
Emory University pulmonology researchers are recruiting patients for a study to analyze how ozone levels in the environment affect a person's innate nasal defenses and their ability to protect healthy...    FULL STORY

15 September 2005
Mini Medical School 101 Returns with Series on Health in the 21st Century
Emory University's popular Mini Medical School 101 for the general public returns next month with a series of lectures entitled "Health and Disease in the 21st Century: What Science Has to Say About L...    FULL STORY

14 September 2005
Emory's Sibley inducted as Fellow in the American College of Nurse-Midwives
Lynn Sibley, RN, CNM, PhD and associate professor at Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, was inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), at a special...    FULL STORY

31 August 2005
Emory Obtains Two State-of-the-Art CT Scanners for Diagnosis and Research Means
Emory University Hospital has acquired two high-speed, state-of-the-art computed tomography (CT) scanners to diagnose certain medical conditions more rapidly and to determine if the technology can dia...    FULL STORY

30 August 2005
Clinical Trial Tests New Blood Vessels Growth Through Gene Transfer
Emory Crawford Long Hospital is one of 32 sites participating in a nationwide study of experimental gene transfer designed to stimulate new blood vessel growth in the heart. Researchers hope this...    FULL STORY

29 August 2005
Emory Physicians Establish Tropical Medicine Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital
A clinic designed to provide specialized care to immigrants and refugees who have either acquired various illnesses from their birth countries or from travels outside the United States has opened at G...    FULL STORY

26 August 2005
New Fund Established to Jumpstart Industry Investment in University Technology
Emory University has announced a new Investor Challenge Fund that will provide a funding match for qualified investors who invest in promising technologies discovered by Emory scientists. The eligibl...    FULL STORY

24 August 2005
First Transgenic Nonhuman Primate Model for Inherited Neurodegenerative Diseases
In the first study of its kind, researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center of Emory University will develop a transgenic nonhuman primate model for inherited, neurodegenerative disease...    FULL STORY

24 August 2005
Emory Pediatrician Awarded For Work With Klinefelter Syndrome
Emory University geneticist and developmental pediatrician Jeannie J. Visootsak, MD, FAAP, was recently recognized for her dedication to the research, understanding, and commitment to increase the awa...    FULL STORY

24 August 2005
Experimental Drug Preserves Transplanted Kidneys, Avoids Toxic Side Effects
An international team of transplant physicians has shown that the investigational drug belatacept (LEA29Y) preserves transplanted kidney function as effectively as cyclosporine, the drug most commonly...    FULL STORY

22 August 2005
Cultural Norms Not Unique to Human Societies
Humans are not alone in their desire to conform to cultural norms, according to new study findings that confirm, for the first time, chimpanzees share the same conformist tendencies. Researchers, in d...    FULL STORY

18 August 2005
Race and Gender Disparities Persist in Heart Attack Care and Mortality
Despite a decade of initiatives to remedy health disparities in cardiovascular medicine, at least some aspects of the treatment of U.S. patients hospitalized for heart attacks continues to vary accord...    FULL STORY

18 August 2005
Scientists Link Genetic Pathway to Development of Hearing
Scientists are one step closer to understanding the genetic pathway involved in the development of hearing. New research findings, published online this week in the journal Nature Genetics, detail ho...    FULL STORY

18 August 2005
Emory Participates in Trial of New Procedure to Treat Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms
A clinical trial is underway at Emory University to study the safety and effectiveness of an endovascular medical device used to treat life-threatening thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAA). Emory vascular...    FULL STORY

15 August 2005
Emory Cardiologist Brings Stellar Record of Medical Expertise to Grady Memorial Hospital
Allen L. Dollar, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the Emory University School of Medicine, is the newest Emory faculty member in the Division of Cardiology at Grady...    FULL STORY

15 August 2005
New Procedure Shaves Away Plaque in Patients with Poor Leg Circulation
Tired, aching legs, cold feet and wounds or blisters on the feet that won't heal - these are all symptoms of a condition called peripheral vascular disease or PVD. The disease, similar to coronary art...    FULL STORY

11 August 2005
Emory Healthcare Announces New Administrator for Budd Terrace Nursing Home
Emory Healthcare veteran Valerie Bender, RN, has been named administrator of Budd Terrace nursing home at Wesley Woods Center, the geriatric specialty component of Emory Healthcare. Ms. Bender brin...    FULL STORY

10 August 2005
Emory Pediatrician Offers Parents Practical Back-to-School Tips for Children
With the start of school just days away for many students, parents are busy shopping for school supplies, new clothes and other essential items. Just as important as getting children equipped for the ...    FULL STORY

09 August 2005
Emory's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing Earns Top 20 NIH Ranking
Researchers in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing (NHWSN) at Emory University ranked 19th among all U.S. schools of nursing in 2004 in attracting funding from the National Institutes of Healt...    FULL STORY

05 August 2005
Emory's Center for Rehab Medicine Tees Off for the 2005 Emory Golf Challenge
One of the state's most inspiring golf tournaments will take place at Emerald Pointe Golf Club at Lake Lanier Islands on Friday, September 23, 2005, with a shot gun start at 10:30 a.m. The Emory Ce...    FULL STORY

05 August 2005
Cancer Genetics Program Provides Assessment and Counseling for Inherited Risk
Because one out of every three Americans will develop some form of cancer in their lifetime, many people wonder if they have inherited a risk from one or more family members who are diagnosed with the...    FULL STORY

05 August 2005
Emory Cardiologist, Sr. Marketing Director Elected Leaders of Heart Association
Steven Manoukian, MD, assistant professor of medicine (cardiology) at Emory University School of Medicine, and director of Interventional Cardiology at Emory Crawford Long Hospital, has been appointed...    FULL STORY

03 August 2005
Emory Physician Receives Major Award, Emory Law Degree in Same Weekend
Emory gastroenterologist Stan P. Riepe, MD, JD, was presented with the prestigious Master Endoscopist Award on May 15 by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). Dr. Riepe was one ...    FULL STORY

03 August 2005
Early Detection, Rapid Response Key to Containing Global Flu Pandemic
Combining the time-honored public health measures of early detection, contact tracing, and quarantine -- along with the rapid distribution of 100,000 to 1 million courses of antiviral medication -- ma...    FULL STORY

03 August 2005
Emory Crawford Long Hospital Education Broadcasts Win National Aegis Awards
Emory Crawford Long Hospital's Ruben Melendez won two Aegis Awards for directing live medical education broadcasts at the Carlyle Fraser Heart Center. Mr. Melendez, senior media director, won as a ...    FULL STORY

26 July 2005
American Heart Association Recognizes Charles Hatcher for Impact on Medicine, Georgia
The Georgia Affiliate of the American Heart Association (AHA) recently awarded Charles R. Hatcher, Jr., MD, with the 2005 R. Bruce Logue Award for excellence in medicine. Dr. Hatcher, a native of Atta...    FULL STORY

26 July 2005
Emory Eye Center Announces New Two-Year Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship
Emory Eye Center has recently announced the creation of a new, fully funded, two-year Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship to begin July 1, 2006. The new fellowship is specifically designed to provide fl...    FULL STORY

22 July 2005
President Bush Speaks to Residents of Emory's Wesley Woods Towers
Earlier today, President George W. Bush made a surprise visit to 15 residents of Emory's Wesley Woods Towers during his trip to Atlanta to discuss Medicare and Social Security. The President spoke ...    FULL STORY

21 July 2005
Emory Eye Center Among First to Offer New Multi-Focal IOL to Cataract Patients
Emory Eye Center is now offering a newly FDA-approved intraocular lens (IOL) for cataract patients. The lens provides them with a new option for post-surgery vision correction -- that of freedom from ...    FULL STORY

21 July 2005
Emory University Scientists Hope to Increase Awareness of Genetic Disease
Georgia Governor Sonny Purdue recently proclaimed July 22 Fragile X Awareness Day. Faculty at Emory University lead the world in research efforts surrounding fragile X syndrome, the most frequent inh...    FULL STORY

21 July 2005
ER Physician To Receive National Medical Association's Woman In Medicine Award
Sheryl Heron, MD, MPH, associate professor of emergency medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine, is the 2005 recipient of the Woman In Medicine Award. The award, presented on behalf of the...    FULL STORY

20 July 2005
Emory, VistaCare Announce Plans for Inpatient Hospice Care Unit at Budd Terrace
In an effort to enhance the depth and scope of end-of-life care services in the Atlanta metropolitan area and throughout the Emory Healthcare system, Emory Healthcare and VistaCare announced the signi...    FULL STORY

19 July 2005
Monkeys See More Than a Stranger in the Mirror
It is widely assumed recognizing one's own reflection is a trait exhibited only by humans and great apes, and that other animals merely see a stranger in the mirror. But new research suggests capuchin...    FULL STORY

19 July 2005
Emory Healthcare Ad Campaign Highlights Top Health Care Advancements
Beginning July 20, former "Chicago Hope" neurosurgeon Adam Arkin will once again be seen and heard on TV and radio stations across Georgia, although this time he won't be playing a doctor. This time h...    FULL STORY

15 July 2005
Emory Physician Receives Award to Support Research on the Aging Voice
Michael M. Johns, III, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at Emory University School of Medicine and director of the Emory Voice Center, will receive the prestigious Dennis W....    FULL STORY

15 July 2005
History of Traumatic Experiences Common Among Grady Mental Health Patients
More than 80 percent of patients surveyed at an Atlanta inner-city mental health clinic have experienced a severely traumatic event, mainly violence, during their lifetime, according to a study by res...    FULL STORY

13 July 2005
Emory Summer Camp Makes Science Real for Area High School Students
Eager area high school students with a love and curiosity for science who spend part of their summer vacation at Emory University School of Medicine's Summer Science Discovery Camp and Academy program...    FULL STORY

12 July 2005
Researchers Find Secretive Bisexual Activity Does Not Translate to HIV Risk
Despite a great deal of popular attention in recent years, the issue of black men keeping their bisexual behavior secretive from their main female sex partners, or "keeping it on-the-down-low," does n...    FULL STORY

12 July 2005
Female Volunteers Needed For Emory Study on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Emory University researchers are conducting a study for women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), a common disorder that causes irregular or missing menstrual periods and anovulation - the inabilit...    FULL STORY

08 July 2005
Emory Again Ranked Among America's Best Hospitals by U.S. News
Emory University Hospital has another strong showing in U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings of the nation's best hospitals, earning top-50 rankings in six specialties, the most of any hospital ...    FULL STORY

06 July 2005
Emory Physicians Specializing in Spine Integrate All Practices/Services
In order to provide more coordinated care to patients, three Emory neurosurgeons, a rehabilitation medicine specialist and a pain psychologist, all specializing in disorders of the spine, are relocati...    FULL STORY

06 July 2005
Emory Researchers Find a Neurobiological Basis for Social Conformity
Sometimes it's called peer pressure. Sometimes it's called mob mentality. Either way, people have a powerful influence on each other's decision-making -- right or wrong. Gregory Berns, MD, PhD, assoc...    FULL STORY

06 July 2005
Inhaled Nitric Oxide May Not Benefit Many Preterm Infants, More Studies Needed
The use of inhaled nitric oxide in critically ill preterm infants smaller than 1500 g with acute respiratory failure didn't show significant benefits in reducing their mortality rates or bronchopulmon...    FULL STORY

05 July 2005
Emory Receives Grant from American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
The Emory University School of Medicine has been awarded a grant from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the ASGE Foundation to develop and study the use of expert systems ...    FULL STORY

05 July 2005
Emory University Hospital PET Center Is First in State to Earn Accreditation
The Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Center at Emory University Hospital has been awarded accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine Laboratories (ICANL), ma...    FULL STORY

01 July 2005
Emory Professor Named International Chair of American Society for Microbiology
The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) has appointed Emory University Professor Keith P. Klugman, MD, PhD, as Chair of its International Committee. His three-year term begins today. Dr. Klugman...    FULL STORY

01 July 2005
Emory's Rollins School of Public Health Earns Top Ten Ranking in NIH Funding
Researchers in the Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH) at Emory University ranked 10th among all U.S. schools of public health in 2004 in attracting funding from the National Institutes of Health (...    FULL STORY

01 July 2005
Emory Issued 'Global Challenge' to Fight Hepatitis C and HIV
The Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative, a major effort to achieve scientific breakthroughs against diseases that kill millions of people each year in the world's poorest countries, has selec...    FULL STORY

27 June 2005
Anti-Cancer Drug, Gleevec, May Be Effective Against Smallpox
The hallmark anti-cancer drug Gleevec may be effective in controlling smallpox infections or treating the complications caused by smallpox vaccinations, according to research at Emory University. Gle...    FULL STORY

27 June 2005
Emory Study Shows Obesity Causing Dramatic Increase in Insurance Cost
The obesity epidemic has caused a tenfold increase in the nation's private health insurance bill for conditions related to being overweight, according to a self-funded study by researchers with the Em...    FULL STORY

27 June 2005
Early Experience, Not Genetics, Leading Factor in Intergenerational Infant Abuse
Early experience, not genetic inheritance as previously suspected, is the leading factor in intergenerational transmission of infant abuse in rhesus monkeys. Given the similarities between rhesus monk...    FULL STORY

23 June 2005
Emory Physicians Receive Grant To Establish Injury Control Program in Mozambique
In an effort to address the prevalence of injury and trauma in southern Africa, David W. Wright, MD and Scott M. Sasser, MD, assistant professors in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Emory U...    FULL STORY

22 June 2005
Emory Surgeon: New Prosthesis is Excellent Option for Severe Shoulder Problems
A new shoulder prosthesis is providing relief to patients who suffer from pain and limited function of their shoulder from arthritis, a rotator cuff injury or a previous shoulder replacement. Called a...    FULL STORY

22 June 2005
Emory Receives RWJ Grant to Advance Field of Public Health Systems Research
Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health has been awarded a $223,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to conduct a series of initiatives to enhance the development of public hea...    FULL STORY

22 June 2005
Emory/Grady Hospitalist Receives 2005 Young Investigator Award
Sunil Kripalani, MD, MSc, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of General Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine and assistant director for research in the hospitalist program ...    FULL STORY

22 June 2005
Emory Alzheimer's Disease Center Receives $7.4 Million in NIH Funding, Top Status
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) has awarded a highly coveted Alzheimer's Disease Research Center designation to Emory University, along with $7.4 million in research funding over the next five y...    FULL STORY

21 June 2005
Girls with Genetic Metabolic Disorders Find Support At Annual Camp
No meat or dairy products. As little as one gram of protein can affect a child with phenylketonuria (PKU) or maple syrup urine disease (MSUD). Both are rare inherited metabolic disorders detected by S...    FULL STORY

21 June 2005
New Clinical Tool To Help War Veterans With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
A new clinical tool for assessing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), developed by the Atlanta Center for Behavioral Neuroscience (CBN), the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), and Emor...    FULL STORY

21 June 2005
Emory Co-hosts Summit on Minority Health Disparities, Chronic Diseases
Over 300 people are expected to attend the minority-focused Atlanta Health Summit and town hall meeting, "Good Health: Your Right, Your Choice," on Saturday, June 25. Health experts and others will g...    FULL STORY

16 June 2005
New England Journal Reports Breakthrough in Myeloma Treatment
A major breakthrough in multiple myeloma treatment is reported in this week's New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). Sagar Lonial, MD, assistant professor of hematology and oncology at Emory's Winshi...    FULL STORY

15 June 2005
Emory University School of Medicine Grows Rapidly in Federal Support
New rankings from the National Institutes of Health show the Emory University School of Medicine continues to be one of the fastest-growing medical schools in the country in terms of federal research ...    FULL STORY

15 June 2005
Migrant Farm Workers, Families Get Health Care from Emory Nursing Students
Between June 13 and 24, more than 1,000 migrant farm workers and their families will receive much needed health care through the Farm Worker Family Health Project, an annual program coordinated by Emo...    FULL STORY

15 June 2005
NIH Names Emory University a National Molecular Libraries Screening Center
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) today announced it is awarding nearly $9 million to Emory University as part of a nationwide research network of nine centers that will use high-tech screening ...    FULL STORY

10 June 2005
Emory Public Health Outreach Program Places Second In Linkage Awards
The Student Outreach and Response Team (SORT) at Emory University took second place in the annual 2005 Linkage Awards. Presented annually by the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health...    FULL STORY

09 June 2005
Emory's Hope Clinic Seeks At-Risk Individuals for Investigational HIV Vaccine Trial
Individuals who are not infected with the HIV virus but who may be at risk of infection because of sexual or drug-related behaviors may be eligible to participate in a new Atlanta trial of an investig...    FULL STORY

09 June 2005
Yerkes and CBN Researchers Find Minor Variations in Genetic Code Affect Social Behavior
Why are some people shy while others are outgoing? A study in the current issue of Science demonstrates for the first time that social behavior may be shaped by differences in the length of seemingl...    FULL STORY

07 June 2005
Requirements for Effective Control of Global TB Epidemic
With approximately 9 million individuals expected to develop tuberculosis (TB) this year and more than 2 million expected to die from the disease, according to the World Health Organization, tuberculo...    FULL STORY

06 June 2005
Emory Surgeons First in Georgia to Treat Barrett's Esophagus with Ablation System
Emory gastrointestinal surgeons were the first in Georgia, and among the first in the nation, to successfully treat a patient suffering from Barrett's esophagus with the FDA-approved Halo360 system, a...    FULL STORY

06 June 2005
Emory Crawford Long Hospital Auxiliary Donates Special Laser to Treat Eye Condition
Thanks to the generosity of the Emory Crawford Long Hospital Auxiliary, the hospital's Special Care Nursery now owns a dedicated, state-of -the-art laser that will be used to treat premature babies bo...    FULL STORY

03 June 2005
Emory Pathologist Bhagirath Majmudar Receives Evangeline Papageorge Teaching Award
Bhagirath Majmudar, MD, professor of pathology and associate professor of gynecology/obstetrics at Emory University School of Medicine, has received the Evangeline Papageorge Distinguished Teaching Aw...    FULL STORY

03 June 2005
Transplant Program Gives Emory University Hospital A Legacy of Miracles
When the world's first successful organ transplant was performed in 1954, many called it a miracle. There was new hope for thousands whose futures were limited by disease and injury. Just ask Laura...    FULL STORY

02 June 2005
Parkinson's Specialist Joins Emory to Lead Comprehensive Parkinson's Disease Center
Stewart Factor, DO, a lead researcher in the field of Parkinson's disease (PD), including therapeutics and environmental risk factors, has joined Emory University School of Medicine to direct the Emor...    FULL STORY

31 May 2005
Emory Eye Center Research Director Receives Proctor Award at Recent ARVO Conference
Henry F. Edelhauser, PhD, received the Proctor Medal and delivered the Proctor Lecture at the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.,...    FULL STORY

26 May 2005
Renowned Emory Cardiologist Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Nanette K. Wenger, MD, professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the Emory University School of Medicine and chief of cardiology at Grady Memorial Hospital, is the recipient of the...    FULL STORY

25 May 2005
Beauty Shop Project to Educate African-American Women About Stroke
For many women, their hairdresser is one of their most trusted confidants and advisors. Now, Emory University School of Medicine researchers at Grady Memorial Hospital are counting on those sp...    FULL STORY

20 May 2005
"Dan Snyder Neurotrauma Fund" Dedicated at Emory University
In a celebration of Atlanta Thrashers hockey player Dan Snyder's life, the Snyder family, the family of teammate Dany Heatley, and the Atlanta Thrashers are remembering the young player with th...    FULL STORY

18 May 2005
Grady-Based Lupus Registry Tracks Debilitating Disease
When a team from the Division of Rheumatology of the Emory University School of Medicine partnered with the Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health to start the Georgia ...    FULL STORY

18 May 2005
Emory Radiologist & Former Department Chair Honored with Gold Medal
Highly respected in the field of radiology and with a career built on scientific and educational leadership, William J. Casarella, MD, professor and former chair of the Department of Radiology,...    FULL STORY

18 May 2005
Yerkes Researcher Frans De Waal Elected to American Philosophical Society
Frans de Waal, PhD, a primatologist at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center of Emory University, a C.H. Candler professor of primate behavior in the department of psychology and director...    FULL STORY

16 May 2005
Elevated Potassium can Produce Pseudo Heart Attack
When a man appeared in the Emory Hospital Emergency Department with nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain that had persisted for eight hours, an electrocardiogram (ECG) was performed. The test re...    FULL STORY

16 May 2005
Emory School of Medicine to Start Construction on New $55 Million Home for Teaching
The Emory University School of Medicine will begin site work this summer on a major new home for teaching and administration, located in the World War I-vintage heart of the health sciences campus a...    FULL STORY

16 May 2005
Emory Surgeon Invited to Serve on National Bariatrics Committee
C. Daniel Smith, MD, Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of General and GI Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, is one of 10 surgeons invited to serve on a committee that will s...    FULL STORY

16 May 2005
Dr. Rein Saral to Receive Honorary Degree
Rein Saral, MD, Senior Associate Director of Emory Winship Cancer Institute and Associate Medical Director of Emory Hospitals, will be awarded an honorary degree by Grinnell College, in Iowa. He will ...    FULL STORY

16 May 2005
Emory Urologist Muta Issa Awarded Prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor
EDITORS NOTE: A high resolution photo of Dr. Muta Issa is available upon request. Emory urologist Muta Issa, MD, FACS, MBA, was awarded the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor on Saturday, May 14...    FULL STORY

13 May 2005
Emory Researchers Offer Hypothesis to Guide Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy
ATLANTA -- Emory University and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) researchers are taking a bold stand in the sea of information and confusion on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in pos...    FULL STORY

12 May 2005
Virtual Reality Training Improves Doctors' Skills and Patient Safety
Emory Heart Center cardiologist Christopher Cates, MD, is joining colleagues from across the nation this week at the Advanced Initiatives in Medical Simulation (AIMS) meeting in Bethesda, Maryland, w...    FULL STORY

10 May 2005
Fragile U.S. Vaccine System Needs Improvement Despite Dramatic Gains in Health
A comprehensive system of vaccine development in the U.S. resulted in a reduction of 87 to more than 99 percent in illness from ten vaccine-preventable diseases during the twentieth century. These ...    FULL STORY

09 May 2005
Scientists Take Aim at Virulent Bacteria by Decoding Machinery of Key Control Enzyme
By deciphering the ingenious mechanism used by a particular enzyme to modify bacterial chromosome chemistry, scientists have come a step closer to designing a new kind of drug that could stop virule...    FULL STORY

09 May 2005
Emory Internist Appointed to FDA's Non-Prescription Drugs Advisory Committee
Health literacy expert Ruth M. Parker, MD, professor of medicine in the Division of General Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine, has been appointed to the Federal Drug Administration...    FULL STORY

05 May 2005
Nursing Alumna Sue Hegyvary to Receive Honorary Degree from Emory May 16
Nursing scholar Sue T. Hegyvary, RN, PhD, FAAN, an alumna of Emory's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, will receive an honorary doctor of science degree during Emory's 160th commencement Mond...    FULL STORY

04 May 2005
Emory Nursing Student Elected President of National Student Nurses Association
Emory nursing student Rebecca Wheeler has been elected president of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA), out-polling two other candidates to become the group's first female president in f...    FULL STORY

29 April 2005
Hemophilia of Georgia, Inc. Awards Emory University $2.25 Million to Create Endowed Chair
Hemophilia of Georgia, Inc., has awarded gifts to Emory University School of Medicine totaling $2.25 million to create two endowed faculty positions focused on hemophilia or related inherited bleedi...    FULL STORY

29 April 2005
Best Heart-Healthy Diet Combines Parts of Popular Plans, Cardiologists Say
A team of cardiologists has reviewed the best scientific evidence on the health benefits of popular diet plans and has reached some conclusions that may help settle the debate about which plan is be...    FULL STORY

29 April 2005
NIH Awards Georgia Tech and Emory $11.5 Million for Nanotech Research in Cardiovascular Disease
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University $11.5 million to establis...    FULL STORY

28 April 2005
Emory Presents "Interdisciplinary Responses to Trauma": Three-Day Symposium
The September 11 tragedy has heightened the nation's awareness of the emotional and psychological toll taken by highly publicized disasters. Prompted by the need to understand and to deal with traum...    FULL STORY

27 April 2005
New Device Developed by Georgia Tech and Emory Checks for Concussions on the Sidelines
A player just took a hard knock to the head and is lying on the field. A coach rushes to his side, but the player sits up and seems fine. He knows who the president is and how many fingers the coa...    FULL STORY

26 April 2005
Emory Scientists Receive Top Beckman Foundation Awards
Emory University faculty members, Justin Gallivan, PhD, assistant professor of chemistry, and Peng Jin, PhD, assistant professor of human genetics at Emory University School of Medicine, have receiv...    FULL STORY

26 April 2005
Gift Helps Emory Researchers Improve Detection and Treatment of Brain Tumors in Lab
Emory University scientists who research better diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors in the laboratory will soon have a new tool at their fingertips, thanks to a special gift from the Brain Tumor...    FULL STORY

26 April 2005
Action Cycling 200: Cycle Through Georgia, Carry Message of AIDS Research to State
The third annual Action Cycling 200 ride is May 21-22. Sponsored by Action Cycling Atlanta (ACA), this bicycle ride between Atlanta and Athens, Ga. will benefit the Emory Vaccine Center and AIDS Ath...    FULL STORY

22 April 2005
Emory Holds National Conference on HIV Vaccine and Drug Research
A two-day conference at Emory University will assemble key scientific leaders from the fields of HIV vaccine research and HIV drug development to "bridge the gap" in knowledge about the prevention a...    FULL STORY

21 April 2005
Lecture Series To Explore Connections Between Consumer Marketing and Public Health
"Can Health Really Be Marketed Like Toothpaste?" The question is the topic for the inaugural presentation for the new distinguished lecture series hosted by Emory University's Center for Public Hea...    FULL STORY

19 April 2005
What Would 100 Billion McVeggie Burgers Mean? Healthier Customers, Study Says
Do you want that with soybeans? As junk food consumption continues to escalate, Emory University researchers would like to change the nation's fast food habits. If the next 100 billion burgers ...    FULL STORY

19 April 2005
Inherited Variations in Mitochondrial DNA Linked to Renal and Prostate Cancer
More than 20 million men in the United States with a particular signature set of inherited characteristics and mutations in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) are at significantly increased risk for developin...    FULL STORY

18 April 2005
Emory Bariatric Center Earns Top-10 Rating in National Study
The Emory Bariatric Center rated seventh among 29 organizations evaluated on quality and key performance measures by the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC). UHC recently conducted the Baria...    FULL STORY

18 April 2005
Grant to Help Emory Evaluate Symptoms in Cancer Patients at Grady's Emergency Department
Emory emergency medicine physician Tammie Quest, MD, is leading a research study to evaluate the prevalence and characteristics of common symptoms in cancer patients who present to the Grady Memoria...    FULL STORY

18 April 2005
Institute of Medicine Appoints Emory Nursing Professor to Sleep Medicine Committee
Emory nursing professor Kathy P. Parker, PhD, RN, FAAN, was recently appointed to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on Sleep Medicine and Research, an influential advisory body in the burgeo...    FULL STORY

15 April 2005
Emory Student Given Award for Work with Torture Survivors
An Emory University graduate student who works with survivors of torture who have sought asylum in the United States has been awarded the 2005 Navin Narayan Award by the Physicians for Human Rights ...    FULL STORY

13 April 2005
"Hope Springs Eternal" 5K Will Benefit AIDS Research at Emory's Hope Clinic
The Hope Clinic of the Emory Vaccine Center will host its second annual Hope Springs Eternal 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, April 16, 2005. The race will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Main Pavilion in Dec...    FULL STORY

12 April 2005
Emory Eye Center Staff Assists in Nationwide Eye Screening for Glaucoma
Emory Eye Center professionals are assisting Emory School of Medicine (SOM) third- and fourth-year students in administering the Student Sight Savers Program, a national program to help screen for gla...    FULL STORY

12 April 2005
'Listen to Your Voice, It May Be Telling You Something': World Voice Day 2005
The problem developed slowly over time. Self-described as a Type-A personality, Steve Walton, an associate professor in the practice of decision and information analysis, Emory University Goizueta B...    FULL STORY

12 April 2005
Georgia Tech and Emory Announce Fund for Innovative Technologies Grant Recipients
Georgia Tech and Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute today announced grant awards to eight scientists who are developing innovative new technologies to battle cancer. The awards, which are ...    FULL STORY

11 April 2005
National Study Shows Older Children Can Benefit from Treatments for Common Eye Disorder
Surprising results from a nationwide clinical trial conducted at Emory and 48 other eye centers show that many children aged seven through 17 with amblyopia (lazy eye) may benefit from treatments th...    FULL STORY

11 April 2005
Emory-Georgia Tech Program Brings Engineering Students to Grady Hospital
Led by Emory University School of Medicine emergency medicine physician David W. Wright, MD, a group of Georgia Tech students are working in Grady Memorial Hospital to design real-world solutions to...    FULL STORY

08 April 2005
Emory Professor Named Editor of New Hospitalists Professional Journal
Emory's Mark V. Williams, MD, FACP, has been named editor of a new journal that will become the official publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM). It will be the first academic journal ...    FULL STORY

08 April 2005
Breast Cancer Drug Tamoxifen Increases Anxiety Behaviors in Female Nonhuman Primates
Tamoxifen, the most widely prescribed drug for treating and preventing breast cancer in women, increases anxiety behaviors in female rhesus macaques, according to a study conducted at the Yerkes Nat...    FULL STORY

08 April 2005
Medical Student Selected as Emory's First Soros Fellow for New Americans
Emory University medical student Arun Mohan is one of 30 American graduate students to receive the 2005 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. Mr. Mohan, a 26-year-old joint MD/MBA candida...    FULL STORY

07 April 2005
Construction is Under Way on Emory Johns Creek Hospital
Construction on the new Emory Johns Creek Hospital has begun at the intersection of McGinnis Ferry and Medlock Bridge Road (West Johns Parkway). Located in North Fulton County, the environmenta...    FULL STORY

06 April 2005
Great Teachers Lecture: Yerkes Psychobiologist Speaks on Primate Research and Child Growth
As part of Emory's Great Teachers Lecture Series, Mark Wilson, PhD, a leading researcher at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center for more than 20 years, will describe how primate research has...    FULL STORY

05 April 2005
New Book by Emory Ethicist Explores "Medical Narcissism"
For physicians, the prospect of disclosing serious medical errors to patients or their families is accompanied by threats of malpractice lawsuits, tarnished reputations and feelings of incompetence. A...    FULL STORY

04 April 2005
EmTech Bio Awards Seed Grants to Emory University and Georgia Tech Scientists
EmTech Biotechnology Development, Inc., the biotech incubator jointly operated by Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology, has announced its seed grant funding for 2005-2006. The see...    FULL STORY

01 April 2005
Emory Participates in Study Using Wireless Sensor Implants to Monitor Aneurysm Leaks
James Watson was a walking time bomb and didn't know it. During a CT scan performed for abdominal pain, Emory doctors discovered an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Now Watson has an implanted wirele...    FULL STORY

31 March 2005
National Study Recommends Aspirin over Common Anti-Clotting Drug to Prevent Stroke
Patients at risk of developing a stroke caused by narrowed brain arteries should take aspirin rather than a well-known anti-clotting medication to prevent a stroke from occurring, according to the res...    FULL STORY

30 March 2005
Emory Researchers Awarded $1.6 Million to Study Common Type of Pituitary Tumor
Researchers at Emory University have received a $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study what makes the most common type of pituitary tumors grow and if there's a bette...    FULL STORY

30 March 2005
Emory's Oncology Nursing Director Edits Book on Nursing Management
Emory Healthcare's director of nursing for oncology services has another honor to add to her already impressive resume. The 2004 Georgia Nurse of the Year is the editor of a new textbook - Nursing M...    FULL STORY

30 March 2005
Study Shows Bivalirudin Lowers Risk of Blood Transfusion in Coronary Procedures
Research presented this week at the Cardiovascular Revascularization Therapies 2005 conference in Washington, DC concludes that for patients receiving a coronary stent or angioplasty procedure, the ...    FULL STORY

30 March 2005
Emory Researchers Cast Net for At-Risk ALS Patients: Possible Study to Focus on Prevention
Emory University researchers are exploring the possibility of designing a clinical trial for those at risk for familial or inherited ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig's di...    FULL STORY

30 March 2005
HIV Testing Should Be Routine Part of Primary Care for Sexually Active
Primary health care providers should incorporate human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing into routine patient care for all sexually active individuals, regardless of risk factors, say a group of p...    FULL STORY

30 March 2005
New HIV Patients Are More Likely To Enter Treatment With Case Management Strategy
Patients recently diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are significantly more likely to seek medical treatment if they are followed even briefly by a case manager, according to findings...    FULL STORY

29 March 2005
Schiavo Case Highlights Need for Ethical Management of Healthcare Conflicts
With the Terri Schiavo case providing a vivid and tragic backdrop, healthcare professionals from Georgia and beyond are preparing for a two-day conference April 13-14 in which they will discuss how ...    FULL STORY

25 March 2005
Emory Healthcare Named Official Health Care Provider for Tour de Georgia
Emory Healthcare has been named the official health care provider of the 2005 Dodge Tour de Georgia. Each year world-class athletes descend on Georgia for one of the world's premier cycling events, ...    FULL STORY

23 March 2005
Emory and Morehouse Schools of Medicine Receive $6M NIH Grant for Partnership Addressing Cardiovascular Risk Disparities
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a research team at Emory University and Morehouse School of Medicine $6 million for a five-year partnership to address health disparities between Africa...    FULL STORY

23 March 2005
Georgia's Teen Driving Laws Save Lives, According to Emory Study's Findings
A team of Emory researchers has found that Georgia's strong teen driving laws are saving lives and helping the state's teens become safer adult drivers. In an effort to protect the state's younge...    FULL STORY

22 March 2005
Emory Scientists Find New Prostate Cancer Suppressor Gene
A gene named ATBF1 may contribute to the development of prostate cancer through acquired mutations and/or loss of expression, according to research at Emory University School of Medicine and its Win...    FULL STORY

21 March 2005
Emory Physician Gets Rare Certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Tammie E. Quest, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, and former Project on Death in America Faculty Scholar, is now among three prac...    FULL STORY

21 March 2005
Emory Healthcare Rolls Out Second Phase of $50M Electronic Medical Record Initiative
Using technology to transform the delivery of healthcare is the end goal for Emory Healthcare's $50 million electronic medical record initiative. But the multi-year project is much more than convert...    FULL STORY

21 March 2005
Adverse Drug Events in Elderly Caused Mostly by Commonly Prescribed Medications
A study of Medicare patients concludes that the vast majority of adverse drug events experienced by elderly patients are caused by commonly prescribed medications, not those usually considered high-...    FULL STORY

18 March 2005
Initiative To Improve Mental Health Resources In Georgia's Community Health Centers
Emory health policy professor Benjamin Druss, MD, MPH is working with a number of leaders in Georgia's federally designated community health centers to improve their ability to detect and treat depr...    FULL STORY

17 March 2005
Emory Study: Invasive Pneumonia Dropped Following Introduction of Childhood Vaccine
The problem of increasing antibiotic resistance in cases of Streptococcus pneumoniae, a major cause of pneumonia, meningitis and sepsis, was dramatically reversed following the licensing and use of ...    FULL STORY

17 March 2005
Wife of ALS Patient Organizes Bicycle Ride in North Georgia Mountains to Benefit Research
Bob Thompson was 57 years old when he began noticing weakness in his knee and an unsteady gait. An avid cyclist who cycled all over the world, Bob was riding with his wife, Janie, on the Blue Ridge Pa...    FULL STORY

17 March 2005
Giving Women Power Over AIDS: Photo Exhibit on Display at Emory
In 2003, reporter Paula Bock and photographer Betty Udesen of the Seattle Times traveled to Zimbabwe to get a first-hand look at the reality of HIV/AIDS. Their resulting award-winning story and phot...    FULL STORY

15 March 2005
Emory Neurosurgeon Elected President of Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Nelson M. Oyesiku, MD, PhD, FACS, professor of neurosurgery at Emory University School of Medicine, has been elected president of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), one of the major intern...    FULL STORY

14 March 2005
Common Medication to Prevent Heart Attacks & Stroke Is Cost-Effective When Given Long-Term
Researchers at Emory University have determined that a common medication given to prevent heart attacks and stroke is highly cost-effective for those who have suffered a less-damaging type of heart ...    FULL STORY

11 March 2005
Dr. Genao Receives Grant for Cultural Competency Training of Nurses at Grady
Inginia Genao, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of General Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine and director of the Department of Multi-Cultural Affairs at Grady Me...    FULL STORY

10 March 2005
Emory Specialists to Serve Rural Georgians Through Telemedicine
Yesterday marked an historic occasion for health care in Georgia. Representatives from Emory Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGa) and the Georgia Insurance Commissioner's Office gath...    FULL STORY

10 March 2005
Emory Participates in Study for Non-Surgical Treatment of GERD
More than 15 million Americans suffer from daily heartburn, one of the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Emory gastrointestinal surgeons are participating in a break-though clinic...    FULL STORY

08 March 2005
Study Finds Cilostazol Lowers Restenosis Rate in Kidney Disease Patients After Angioplasty
According to the National Kidney Foundation, more than 20 million Americans (one in nine adults) have chronic kidney disease (CKD). Many of these people also have heart disease and undergo percutane...    FULL STORY

08 March 2005
Emory Study Finds HIV Is Not an Independent Risk Factor for Severe Heart Disease
Infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is no longer an automatic death sentence, thanks to the use of highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART). However, several studies questions hav...    FULL STORY

07 March 2005
Survey Results Announced for First Doctors Trained in Carotid Stenting by Virtual Reality
The rapidly expanding application of carotid stenting, which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in September as an alternative to carotid endarterectomy (surgically removin...    FULL STORY

07 March 2005
Study Says Rare Allergic Reactions to Drug-Eluting Stents May Raise Risk for Heart Attack
Stents, tiny wire mesh tubes, are routinely used to prop arteries open after angioplasty clears them of potentially heart attack causing plaque. In the past, stented arteries often eventually closed u...    FULL STORY

07 March 2005
Study Shows Bivalirudin Lowers Risk for Anemic Patients Undergoing Angioplasty
When a person with heart disease who is also anemic undergoes percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), in which angioplasty and stenting is employed to widen narrowed blood vessels, does anemia inc...    FULL STORY

07 March 2005
Study Finds Drug Eluting Stents as Effective as Vascular Brachytherapy
After angioplasty is performed to widen clogged arteries, surgeons frequently use tiny wire-mesh tubes called stents to keep blood vessels open. But despite stenting, scar tissue can form to creat...    FULL STORY

07 March 2005
Emory Researchers Find Three Anti-Platelet Drugs Used in Combination Are Safe
Three drugs, each of which works in a different way, are used in anti-platelet therapy to help prevent restenosis (the reclogging of blood vessels after they have been cleared with percutaneous cor...    FULL STORY

07 March 2005
Study Shows Heart Patients' Quality of Life Dependent on Degree of Depression
According to the National Institutes for Mental Health, research over the past two decades has shown that people with heart disease are more likely to suffer from depression than otherwise healthy p...    FULL STORY

04 March 2005
Wesley Woods Towers: Candler Budd's 'Baby' Grows Up
Mrs. Agnes Dunn has called Wesley Woods Towers home for almost 24 years, enjoying the view from one of the 20 windows in her two-room apartment near Emory University. The Towers are located at Emory's...    FULL STORY

03 March 2005
Deep Brain Stimulation May Be an Effective Treatment for Treatment-Resistant Depression
A study published in the March 3 issue of Neuron reports evidence that Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) could have clinical benefits for individuals suffering from severe depression who have failed othe...    FULL STORY

02 March 2005
Genetic Amplification Test Detects HIV More Effectively Than Standard Tests
Adding a new HIV screening method, called nucleic acid amplification testing (NAAT), to standard HIV testing, researchers were able to uncover six percent more cases of HIV infection in urban STD an...    FULL STORY

02 March 2005
Prostate Cancer Vaccine Clinical Trial Opens at Emory's Winship Cancer Institute
Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute has opened a new Phase 3 clinical trial that is utilizing a promising vaccine against prostate cancer. The trial, which is sponsored by Cell Genesys, Inc.,...    FULL STORY

01 March 2005
Emory Department of Pediatrics Receives $2.85 Million Gift to Recruit National Leaders
A $2,850,000 gift from the Marcus Foundation will allow the Emory University Department of Pediatrics to recruit six national leaders in pediatrics. The gift will help grow the clinical and researc...    FULL STORY

01 March 2005
Wesley Woods, Inc. Announces Name Change
Wesley Woods, Inc., an organization that has been devoted to providing healthy, affordable, and ethical care of the aging for half a century, is changing its name to better reflect its core business...    FULL STORY

23 February 2005
Transplant Drug Effectively Preserves Kidneys While Avoiding Toxic Side Effects
Physician-researchers at Emory University in Atlanta have shown an investigational medication, known as LEA29Y (belatacept), is effective in preserving transplanted kidney function while at the same...    FULL STORY

21 February 2005
Heart Failure Drug Prolongs Life and Is Cost-Effective, Study Shows
Drug therapy, even when safe and effective for serious health problems, can have a downside -- a hefty price tag. But there's good news for people suffering from left ventricular systolic dysfunctio...    FULL STORY

18 February 2005
Cancer Prevention, Treatment & Research to be Focus of Emory's Popular Mini Medical School
The spring semester of Emory's ever-popular Mini-Medical School will feature ten of Georgia's most prominent physicians and researchers explaining the latest discoveries in cancer research, treatmen...    FULL STORY

18 February 2005
President Jimmy Carter Visits Emory Nursing Students to Celebrate School's Centennial
Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing's centennial celebration is full of surprises and unique opportunities for Emory's nursing students. The first is on Thursday, February 24 ...    FULL STORY

18 February 2005
Emory Nursing Professor Trains Kurdish Nurses in Northern Iraq
Emory nursing professor Linda Spencer PhD, MPH, knows what war can do to a community. She saw it first-hand while assessing and training Kurdish nurses in war-torn Iraq. Now, on the heels Iraq's fi...    FULL STORY

18 February 2005
Emory and Grady Receive Grant to Implement Prenatal Care for Hispanic Women
More Georgia children are being born to parents who do not speak English, and an Emory University School of Medicine program at Grady Memorial Hospital is helping ensure safe and healthy births for ...    FULL STORY

14 February 2005
Pediatric Researchers Collaborate to Build Largest Inflammatory Bowel Disease Registry
As part of a multi-center consortium, Emory University pediatric researchers have created the largest shared patient registry of children suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) reported to ...    FULL STORY

14 February 2005
Emory University Hospital Kicks Off Centennial Year with Call for Memorabilia
Emory University Hospital is kicking off its centennial by celebrating 100 years of innovation and honoring the many individuals who have been touched by the Atlanta institution. "A lot has chan...    FULL STORY

14 February 2005
Nonhuman Primate Males Are More Susceptible to Age-Related Cognitive Decline Than Females
When it comes to aging, women may have another reason to be thankful. Research conducted in nonhuman primates at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center of Emory University shows male nonhuman p...    FULL STORY

14 February 2005
Emory Physician Brings Answers to Women's Health Issues to the Home
Emory gynecologic oncologist Ira Horowitz, MD, is bringing answers to women's most intimate health questions straight to their homes with his outreach education program, From Our Home to Yours. Dr....    FULL STORY

11 February 2005
Sex Hormone Metabolite Reduces Stress, Anxiety in Female Rats
A steroid hormone released during the metabolism of progesterone, the female sex hormone, reduces the brain's response to stress, according to research in rats by scientists at Emory University School...    FULL STORY

10 February 2005
Emory Eye Center Implants Its First Retinal Chips in Patients with Retinitis Pigmentosa
An expanded clinical trial conducted by Optobionics Corporation involving the implantation of a retina mircrochip has allowed Emory Eye Center and the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research ...    FULL STORY

10 February 2005
New Drug Available for Treatment of "Wet" Macular Degeneration Disease
A new drug for treatment of the wet form of age-related macular degeneration, known as AMD, has been approved by the FDA recently. AMD is a serious disease of the retina that can lead to severe visi...    FULL STORY

09 February 2005
Emory Nursing Alumna Speaks on "Understanding and Improving Global Health" March 2
Early findings from a current research study, funded by the University of Washington (UW), evaluating over 160 countries show that demographics may more significantly affect life expectancy and child ...    FULL STORY

08 February 2005
Dr. Paul Doetsch Named Associate Director at Emory's Winship Cancer Institute
Dr. Jonathan Simons, director of Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute, today announced that Paul Doetsch, PhD, has been named Associate Director for Basic Research for the Winship Cancer Inst...    FULL STORY

08 February 2005
Emory Study Reveals the Huge Influence of Direct-to-Consumer Drug Advertisements
An Emory University School of Medicine study, led and authored by Erica Brownfield, MD, assistant professor of medicine at Emory, Division of General Medicine, reveals that increased advertising by ...    FULL STORY

03 February 2005
Senator Johnny Isakson Recognizes Emory Pathologist Dr. Sharon Weiss As "Georgia Legend"
Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson has nominated Emory pathologist Sharon Weiss, MD, as a Local Legend from Georgia for her contributions to the health of the community. Dr. Weiss is professor and vice ...    FULL STORY

02 February 2005
Emory Interventional Radiologists Use Laser Treatment to Zap Varicose Veins
Pain and discomfort are just two of the common complaints of having varicose veins. Many describe their unattractive legs as the biggest downside of the condition. Now a new laser procedure at Emory U...    FULL STORY

28 January 2005
Chimpanzees Show Quality of Relationship Drives Sense of Fairness
The evolution of the sense of fairness may have involved the quality of relationships, according to behavioral researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center in Atlanta. By observing ...    FULL STORY

28 January 2005
Emory Radiologist to Receive Gold Medal for Outstanding Contributions to the Field
It's top honors for a top radiologist at Emory. Kay Vydareny, MD, professor of radiology, Emory University School of Medicine, will receive the 2005 Gold Medal from the American College of Radiology...    FULL STORY

27 January 2005
Emory Receives Grant to Track and Improve Quality of Care for Patients After First Stroke
How well a patient recovers after having a stroke is directly linked to the quality of medical care the person receives after leaving the hospital, says Michael Frankel, MD, professor of neurology at ...    FULL STORY

25 January 2005
Emory Researchers Present Study Findings at Medicines Meets Virtual Reality Conference
Emory researchers will have a strong presence at this week's annual Medicine Meets Virtual Reality (MMVR) conference. Current and former Emory faculty from a variety of medical disciplines, includi...    FULL STORY

24 January 2005
New Competency Guidelines for Carotid Stenting Include Virtual Reality Training
Last fall, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced approval of carotid stenting -- a technique for treating potentially life-threatening blockages in the arteries of the neck that lea...    FULL STORY

24 January 2005
Vaccinating School Children and High-Risk Groups Is Best Strategy for Slowing Flu
The best strategy for minimizing future influenza morbidity and mortality would be to concentrate vaccinations in school children and high-risk groups, according to a new research commentary by scie...    FULL STORY

21 January 2005
Emory Heart Center Kicks Off Heart Month With Cardiac Imaging Screenings
The Emory Heart Center celebrates National Heart Month every February with free lectures, low cost health screenings and other activities. This year the festivities begin a day early - January ...    FULL STORY

20 January 2005
Clinical Trial for Fatal Lung Disease Seeks Patients at Emory University
Emory University researchers are recruiting patients to participate in a multi-center study to test an investigational treatment for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), a chronic lung disease that ...    FULL STORY

20 January 2005
Emory Researchers Link Depression to Lower Benefits After Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
People with symptoms of clinical depression who undergo coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) have long been known to be at a higher risk of death, hospital readmissions and cardiac events. But does...    FULL STORY

20 January 2005
Emory Researchers Participate in INSPIRE Trial For Patients With Fatal Lung Disease
Every breath soon turns into a struggle for people living with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Lung transplantation has been the only definite treatment option for this progressive disease with...    FULL STORY

19 January 2005
Diagnosis, Triggers, Treatments and Research for Headaches and Migraines
A dull ache starts and then suddenly it feels like you have a rubber band around your head. Sound familiar? Whether it is that gnawing dull ache or a full-blown, knock-down-drag-out migraine, thousan...    FULL STORY

19 January 2005
Emory Eye Center Offers New Vision Correction Procedure for Severe Myopia
For those people who have dealt with severe degrees of myopia yet have not been good candidates for surgeries such as LASIK, a new implant may provide them new hope -- and new vision. The new Ver...    FULL STORY

19 January 2005
Emory Study Tests Bone Marrow Stem Cells to Improve Circulation in Legs
Physicians at Emory University School of Medicine are conducting a clinical trial using stem cells generated within the bone marrow to grow new blood vessels that could improve circulation in patien...    FULL STORY

18 January 2005
Emory Women's & Children's Center to Address Growing Trend of Adult Unintended Pregnancies
Unintended pregnancies have high economic costs, says Emory University health policy researcher Laura Gaydos, PhD. "The consequences of unplanned pregnancies are serious, includi...    FULL STORY

18 January 2005
Emory Reproductive Center to Celebrate Opening of New Location
The Emory Reproductive Center will celebrate the opening of their relocated site with an open house on February 15, 2005 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. The new 13,000 square foot space is now located on the ...    FULL STORY

18 January 2005
Emory Doctor Leads Medical Team to Sri Lanka to Help Tsunami Disaster Victims
Michael Saenger, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of General Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine and internist at Grady Memorial Hospital, will soon put his medica...    FULL STORY

14 January 2005
Mutations in Mitochondrial DNA Play Significant Role in Prostate Cancer
Mutations in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) play an important role in the development of prostate cancer, according to research by scientists at Emory University School of Medicine and the University of Ca...    FULL STORY

12 January 2005
Emory Neurologist Lectures on "Hot Stuff from a Cool Place: The Emory-Iceland Connection"
Decoding and unraveling the mysteries of certain neurodegenerative diseases are keeping some of Emory's top neurologists trekking to a land far, far away. From Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases t...    FULL STORY

07 January 2005
Emory Cardiologist Elected as Board Chair for the Society for Women's Health Research
Nanette K. Wenger, professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology for Emory University School of Medicine, and chief of cardiology at Grady Memorial Hospital, has been elected as board chair for ...    FULL STORY

07 January 2005
New Faculty Member Joins TravelWell, Emory's Travelers' Health Clinic
Carlos Franco, MD, MPH, an expert in travelers' health and tropical medicine, has joined Emory University School of Medicine as an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infe...    FULL STORY

06 January 2005
Study Shows That Depression Caused by Common Treatment for Hepatitis C May Affect Outcome
An article appearing in the January 2005 issue of Brain, Behavior and Immunity suggests that developing depression while on interferon-alpha plus ribavirin may impact how well the medications work. ...    FULL STORY

05 January 2005
Emory Announces New Betty Tigner Turner Professorship in Nursing
Dean Marla Salmon has announced the appointment of Sarah Freeman, PhD, ARNP, FAANP to the Betty Tigner Turner Professorship in Nursing at Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. ...    FULL STORY

03 January 2005
Emory Begins NIH Study Using Virtual Reality Therapy for Back Pain
Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine and Virtually Better, Inc., funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), are testing the use of virtual reality therapy to find out if it can...    FULL STORY

03 January 2005
Doctors Urge Eye Exams During Glaucoma Awareness Month
The bad news is that glaucoma, a condition associated with elevated pressure inside the eye, can damage the optic nerve and cause vision loss, currently affects more than three million Americans. Th...    FULL STORY











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