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28 December 2007
Emory Healthcare Breast Imaging Center Earns Center of Excellence Designation
The Emory Breast Imaging Center has earned the "Breast Imaging Center of Excellence" award from the American College of Radiology's (ACR) Commission on Quality and Safety and the Commission on Breast ...    FULL STORY

28 December 2007
Gold Nanoparticle Probes May Allow Earlier Cancer Detection
Using tiny gold particles embedded with dyes, researchers have shown that they can identify tumors under the skin of a living animal. These tools may allow doctors to detect and diagnose cancer earlie...    FULL STORY

21 December 2007
Nemeroff Named President of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD, recently was elected president of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), and will begin his three- year tenure in January 2008. Dr. Nemeroff is the Reune...    FULL STORY

20 December 2007
Stroke Survivor Will Again Ring Holiday Bells, Thanks to Clinical Trial
When Cindy Dalton of Cartersville, Ga., suffered a massive stroke in Oct. 2005, her life was changed in seconds - leaving her unable to do many things most people take for granted, like speaking, feed...    FULL STORY

18 December 2007
Emory, Ohio State Launch Partnership in Predictive and Personalized Health Care
Emory University and The Ohio State University Medical Center have formed the Alliance for Predictive and Personalized Health -- a partnership aimed at transforming health care into a more patient-cen...    FULL STORY

17 December 2007
"GPS" Improves Precision in Radiation Treatment for Prostate Tumors
Emory's Winship Cancer Institute announced today that it is the first cancer facility in Georgia to provide prostate cancer patients with "GPS for the body" in order to provide more precise radiation ...    FULL STORY

17 December 2007
Emory's William Bornstein Named Vice Chair of Healthcare Accreditation Committee
Emory Healthcare Chief Quality Officer William A. Bornstein, MD, PhD, has been named vice chair of the Professional and Technical Advisory Committee of The Joint Commission Hospital Accreditation Prog...    FULL STORY

17 December 2007
Emory Winship Researcher Receives Grant from Pardee Foundation
Adam Marcus, PhD, assistant professor of hematology and oncology and director of the cell imaging and microscopy facility at the Emory Winship Can...    FULL STORY

17 December 2007
Traffic Pollution Increases Respiratory Problems in Children
Exposure to traffic pollution may increase respiratory problems and reduce lung volumes in children with asthma, according to researchers. The study, reported in the second issue for December of th...    FULL STORY

17 December 2007
Regenerating Nerves: Neurotransmitters in Polymers Stimulate Nerve Regrowth
Research reported December 11 in the journal Advanced Materials describes a potentially promising strategy for encouraging the regeneration of damaged central nervous system cells known as neurons. ...    FULL STORY

12 December 2007
Families and Caretakers Reunite at Emory Crawford Long Hospital's Preemie Party
Media Note: The annual Preemie Party will be held on Friday, Dec. 14 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Glenn Building Classrooms at Emory Crawford Long Hospital, 550 Peachtree St. The Glenn Building...    FULL STORY

12 December 2007
Researchers Compute Total Body Radiation Received During Mammograms
The amount of radiation breasts receive during a mammogram has been known for some time, but Emory University researchers are the first to precisely compute the overall amount of radiation mammograms ...    FULL STORY

11 December 2007
Success Continues in Patients Two Years after Constraint-Induced Stroke Therapy
Stroke patients with mild to moderate impairments substantially regained use of upper limb function and show an improved quality of life two years after receiving constraint-induced movement therapy (...    FULL STORY

11 December 2007
Researchers Continue Studies Using Bone Marrow Stem Cells to Treat Heart Attacks
Doctors at Emory University, in clinical studies with heart attack patients, are continuing to learn more about how those patients' own bone marrow stem cells (progenitor cells) may be used to improve...    FULL STORY

07 December 2007
Emory Surgeon Provides Skin Cancer Education to DeKalb County Middle Schools
When Keith Delman, MD, a surgical oncologist, is not in the operating room, he can often be found in front of classrooms full of 11- and 12-year-old children, talking about the dangers of sun exposure...    FULL STORY

07 December 2007
Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium Honors Emory with 2007 Center of the Year
The Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium (MMRC) today announced that it has awarded Emory University and Sagar Lonial, MD, associate professor at ...    FULL STORY

06 December 2007
Emory Scientists Selected as Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Scholars
The Georgia Cancer Coalition has named its 2008 GCC Distinguished Cancer Clinicians and Scientists and seven of the 29 scientists named are from the Emory University School of Medicine. The GCC select...    FULL STORY

06 December 2007
Emory To Provide Innovative Implant to Patients with Retinitis Pigmentosa
Ten persons with retinitis pigmentosa (RP) from across the U.S. and Mexico have been selected to participate in a "compassionate trial" at Emory Eye Center. These individuals will receive an innov...    FULL STORY

04 December 2007
Emory Global Health Institute Launches Global Health Field Scholars Program
The Emory University Global Health Institute (GHI) has launched its Global Health Field Scholar Awards program, offering new and innovative global learning opportunities to Emory students across the U...    FULL STORY

03 December 2007
David S. Stephens Named Research Vice President for Emory Health Sciences
Emory University has named David S. Stephens, MD, as Vice President for Research in the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC). In this newly established position, Dr. Stephens will oversee...    FULL STORY

30 November 2007
Alcohol May Amplify Chronic Rejection in Lung Transplants
A recent study using an animal model of lung transplants shows that chronic alcohol consumption by the donor promotes scarring and airway injury after transplantation. The results raise questions a...    FULL STORY

30 November 2007
Dec. 5 Jowers Lecture to Focus on Improving Patient Safety
WHAT:
2007 David Jowers Lecture - "Partnering with Nursing Education Programs to Improve Patient Safety" Lecturer: Linda Cronenwett, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dr. Cronenwett is dean an...    FULL STORY

29 November 2007
Emory Eye Center Residents Give Back to a Community Devastated by Hurricanes
The Third Year Residency Class of Emory Eye Center recently volunteered its time and talents for a day of intense physical work at the recent American Academy of Ophthalmology conference in New Orlean...    FULL STORY

29 November 2007
Good Eyeglasses Key to Total Well-Being, Says Ophthalmologist
Elderly patients who receive new eyeglasses not only have better vision and subsequent increased activity levels, but also have fewer symptoms of depression, according to a new report. Depression ...    FULL STORY

28 November 2007
New Mammography Technology Improves Cancer Detection
A new radiological diagnostic tool called stereo mammography allows clinicians to detect more lesions and could significantly reduce the number of women who are recalled for additional tests following...    FULL STORY

28 November 2007
Monitoring of a Common Epilepsy Drug During Pregnancy Reduces Seizure Risk
Research at Emory University shows that monitoring the level of an epilepsy drug, called lamotrigine, in the blood helps reduce increased seizure activity and improve the overall health of pregnant wo...    FULL STORY

27 November 2007
Emory Hosts Public Discussion About Alzheimer's Disease Vaccines
A group of experts will gather at Emory University on Thursday, Dec. 6 to discuss recent developments in Alzheimer's Disease vaccine research. Presenters at the evening seminar, "Alzheimer's Disease V...    FULL STORY

27 November 2007
Predictive Health Symposium Features Advances in Biomarkers, Health Maintenance
The latest advances in predictive health will be featured at this year's third annual Emory/Georgia Tech Predictive Health Symposium, Dec. 17 and 18. Noteworthy speakers from a variety of health care ...    FULL STORY

21 November 2007
Emory Healthcare to Host Annual Holidays Events
Emory Healthcare will be hosting its annual holiday lighting celebrations, and everyone in the community is invited to join us for entertainment, games, food, fun, holiday cheer and, of course, a visi...    FULL STORY

21 November 2007
Curbing World's Most Fatal Diseases: Health Experts Offer a New Global Prescription
20 'Grand Challenges' in Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases Is Roadmap to Reduce Rising Toll of Slow Killer Illnesses Several of the world's most eminent health scientists and organizations have pub...    FULL STORY

20 November 2007
Emory Microbiologist Jeremy Boss Named Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Immunology
The American Association of Immunologists has appointed Jeremy M. Boss, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology at Emory University School of M...    FULL STORY

19 November 2007
Emory Neuroscientist Helen Mayberg Receives Falcone Prize
Helen S. Mayberg, MD, professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at Emory University School of Medicine, was recently awarded the Falcone Prize for Ou...    FULL STORY

19 November 2007
Emory Neurosurgeon Hopes to Head off Youth Trauma with Prevention Day
WHAT: Youth Trauma Prevention Day WHEN: Wednesday November 28, 2007, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. WHERE: Grady Memorial Hospital WHO: Dr. Odette Harris, Dr. Leon Hal...    FULL STORY

19 November 2007
Auxiliary Presents Gifts to Emory Crawford Long and Emory University Hospitals
Although it's not quite the holiday season yet, the auxiliary groups at Emory University Hospital and Emory Crawford Long Hospital recently presented large gifts to each facility. The Emory Unive...    FULL STORY

19 November 2007
Emory University Hospital Wins ICU Design Award for New Neuroscience Care Unit
The Neurosciences Critical Care Unit at Emory University Hospital has been selected as the recipient of the prestigious 20...    FULL STORY

15 November 2007
Emory University Hospital Expands at Northlake
In an effort to provide Emory University Hospital (Clifton Road) additional space for patient care, Emory University has signed an agreement that will lead to its purchase in the near future of the fa...    FULL STORY

15 November 2007
New Microencapsulation Technology Protects Transplanted Islets From Immune Destruction
A new technology for encapsulating insulin-producing islets appears to protect the islets from destruction by the immune system and could greatly improve the long-term survival of islets harvested fro...    FULL STORY

15 November 2007
Renowned Immunologist Max Cooper Will Join Emory as GRA Eminent Scholar
Max Cooper, MD, an internationally acclaimed physician and researcher regarded as one of the most influential scientists in the field of immunology, will join the faculty of Emory University School of...    FULL STORY

15 November 2007
Yerkes Researchers Recognize Sense of Fairness in Nonhuman Primates
Nonhuman primates respond negatively when their fellow animals receive better rewards, but the reaction is based on fairness and not on awareness that better rewards are available, say researchers at ...    FULL STORY

15 November 2007
Eminent Radiation Oncologist Joins Emory School of Medicine, Winship Cancer Institute
Walter Curran Named Emory School of Medicine Radiation Oncology Chair and Emory Winship Cancer Institute Chief Medical Officer Thomas Lawley, MD, Dean of the    FULL STORY

13 November 2007
Abnormal Glutamine Repeats Interfere With Transcription, Lead to Brain Disease
Although repeating sequences of three nucleotides encoding some of the bodies' 20 amino acids are a normal part of protein composition, abnormal expansion of trinucleotide repeats is the known cause o...    FULL STORY

13 November 2007
Emory, Morehouse Are Prepared to Protect Core Missions
The Emory and Morehouse schools of medicine must take steps to ensure they can carry out their core missions of medical education, training, research and patient care in the face of serious questions ...    FULL STORY

12 November 2007
Antidepressants Address Psychiatric Problems During Interferon-alpha Therapy
Researchers at Emory University report that patients who are treated with antidepressant medication before and during interferon-alpha therapy for Hepatitis C have significantly lower psychiatric comp...    FULL STORY

09 November 2007
Depression, Inflammation Are Independent Risk Factors for Heart Disease in Women
Depression is common among persons with cardiovascular disease, especially younger women, an...    FULL STORY

09 November 2007
Emory Hosts Health Care Reform Discussion with Sen. Tom Daschle
WHAT:
Emory University's Institute for Advanced Policy Solutions will host a panel discussion examining the critical issue of health care reform in the U.S., the first in a series of coll...    FULL STORY

08 November 2007
Poor Blacks Less Likely than Poor Whites To Be Placed on Kidney Transplant List
Black persons with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who live in poorer neighborhoods are less likely to be placed on kidney transplant waiting lists than white persons within the same neighborhood pover...    FULL STORY

07 November 2007
Academic and Community Oncologists Partner for Clinical Trials Statewide
The first statewide cancer clinical trial in Georgia is now available for early stage breast cancer patients. Coordinated by the Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (Georgia CORE) and t...    FULL STORY

06 November 2007
Researchers Present New Evidence of the Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet
A new study at Emory University shows some slight diet changes can lead to significant improvements in an obese person's cardiovascular health and even aid in repairing damage from the past. The findi...    FULL STORY

06 November 2007
NIH Awards Emory $23.7 M as New National Vaccine & Treatment Evaluation Unit
Emory University and its physician/scientists will play a leading national role in evaluating promising new vaccines and therapies for infectious diseases in adults and children as one of the newest m...    FULL STORY

06 November 2007
Fears Can Be Treated Successfully With Combination of Drugs and Behavior Therapy
Medication combined with behavioral therapy can be effective in helping individuals fight their fears, says Michael Davis, PhD, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,    FULL STORY

05 November 2007
Innovative Therapy Helps Stroke Victims Regain Use of Limbs
Results of the national stroke rehabilitation study known as EXCITE (Extremity Constraint-Induced Therapy Evaluation) will be highlighted in presentations at the Neuroscience 2007 meeting, the annual ...    FULL STORY

05 November 2007
Mother Mice More Attuned to Pup Sounds than Virgin Cohorts
More auditory neurons in female mice that have given birth are excited by vocalizations from mouse pups than are auditory neurons in virgin females, according to research by Emory University scientist...    FULL STORY

05 November 2007
Yoga Therapy Benefits Heart Failure Patients, Study Shows
Yoga therapy appears to be safe for chronic heart failure patients and may improve quality of life, exercise tolerance and inflammation associated with adverse cardiovascular events, according to Bobb...    FULL STORY

05 November 2007
CPR and Shock Simultaneously Aids Resuscitation, Safe for Workers
Delay during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) - even seconds - between the time of chest compressions and a potentially life-saving defibrillator shock for cardiac arrest reduces the chances of suc...    FULL STORY

05 November 2007
Imaging Finds Benefits of Angioplasty over Drug Therapy, Study Shows
Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) can identify which patients will benefit more from undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) than receiving medical therapy alone for block...    FULL STORY

01 November 2007
Sarah B. Putney Named New Institutional Review Board Director at Emory
Sarah B. Putney, JD, has been named new director of the Emory University Institutional Review Board (IRB) Office, effective November 1. The IRB is a research oversight committee charged with assur...    FULL STORY

31 October 2007
New Leader for Emory Crawford Long Hospital Named
Dane C. Peterson, a healthcare executive from Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) and Tenet Healthcare Corporation, has been named chief operating officer for FULL STORY

30 October 2007
Advanced Biostatistics Greatly Improve Clinical Trials, Emory Study Shows
An overwhelming number of phase I cancer clinical trials are designed without advanced statistical methodology, which slows down the delivery of new drugs to cancer patients and adversely impacts tria...    FULL STORY

29 October 2007
Emory Healthcare's Gregory Robertson Targets Peripheral Artery Disease
When healthy arteries slowly begin to narrow or become blocked, Gregory Robertson, MD, of the Emory Heart & Vascular Center, uses a wealth of knowledge and skill to help solve this problem. An int...    FULL STORY

29 October 2007
The Emory Clinic at Flat Shoals Opens in Trinity Office Park
The Emory Clinic at Flat Shoals is celebrating its new and enhanced facility to better serve patients in South DeKalb with a ribbon-cutting celebration Thursday, Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. The ribbon-cutting be...    FULL STORY

26 October 2007
Emory University Scientists Named 2007 AAAS Fellows
Emory University vaccine scientist Harriet Robinson, PhD, and Emory chemist Albert Padwa, PhD, have been elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as...    FULL STORY

25 October 2007
Emory Respiratory Experts Address Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
The Emory University Center for Respiratory Health will meet with the community on Oct. 27 to raise awareness about a puzzling lung disease called Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). IPF occurs w...    FULL STORY

23 October 2007
Heart Association Awards Research Prize to Emory Pathologist Kenneth Bernstein
The American Heart Association (AHA) has awarded Emory scientist Kenneth E. Bernstein, MD, its 2007 Basic Research Prize. The AHA Basic Research Prize recognizes and rewards an individual who is makin...    FULL STORY

22 October 2007
National Public Health Institutes Are Vital Component of Global Health
When countries coordinate their public health programs in national public health institutes, the result is better leadership focus, more efficient use of funds, and improved healthcare delivery, say p...    FULL STORY

19 October 2007
Emory University Hospital Receives Client Choice Awards for Transplant Services
The United Resource Network (URN) Transplant Network has awarded Emory University Hospital's Solid Organ and Bone Marrow Transplant Services the 2007 Client Choice Award. Emory was honored in two o...    FULL STORY

19 October 2007
Institute of Medicine Presents Alzheimer's Disease and Depression Program at Emory
The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies will present a regional program on "Progress Against Old Foes: Alzheimer's Disease and Depression" at Emory University. The program takes place ...    FULL STORY

19 October 2007
Vitamin D Researcher Hector DeLuca Presents McCormick Lecture at Emory
Hector F. DeLuca, PhD, widely recognized as the world's leading expert on vitamin D structure and function, will deliver the 2007 annual Donald B. McCormick Lecture in the Department of Biochemistry a...    FULL STORY

19 October 2007
Drug Resistant Staph Infection More Prevalent Than Previously Thought
The number of persons who have serious, and often termed "invasive," infections with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus-aureus (MRSA) in the U.S. is much greater than originally estimated, according...    FULL STORY

16 October 2007
New Option for Heart Valve Replacement Under Study at Emory University Hospital
Emory University Hospital is one of five hospitals nationwide, and the first hospital in the Southeast, to study a non-surgical treatment option for severe aortic heart valve disease, commonly called ...    FULL STORY

15 October 2007
New Resequencing Technology Accelerates Discovery Of Subtle DNA Variations
A new technology developed by scientists at Emory University will allow researchers to more easily discover subtle and overlooked genetic variations that may have serious consequences for health and d...    FULL STORY

11 October 2007
Brain Imaging Shows Similarities & Differences In Thoughts of Chimps and Humans
In the first study of its kind, researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, used functional brain imaging to ass...    FULL STORY

11 October 2007
Emory Neuroscientist Named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Emory University neuroscientist Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD, has been named one of 15 new Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigators -- considered by HHMI to be the nation's top physician-scienti...    FULL STORY

11 October 2007
Lung Cancer Specialist Joins Emory Winship Cancer Institute Faculty
Brian Leyland-Jones, MD, PhD, director of the Emory Winship Cancer Institute, and Fadlo Khuri, MD, section head of hematology and oncology at Emory Winship, announced the appointment of Suresh Ramalin...    FULL STORY

10 October 2007
Scientists Identify Brain Circuits Used in Sensation of Touch
The ability to tactually recognize fine spatial details, such as the raised dots used in braille, is especially important to those who are blind. With that in mind, a team of researchers has identifie...    FULL STORY

10 October 2007
Emory School of Medicine Innovates with New Curriculum for the 21st Century Doctor
Emory University School of Medicine celebrates today its newly opened education building – the Emory School of Medicine Building – as new and returning medical students attend classes. The    FULL STORY

04 October 2007
Simons Foundation Awards Emory Scientists $3 Million for Autism Gene Research
The Simons Foundation has awarded scientists at Emory University School of Medicine a three-year grant of more than $3 million to uncover genes on the X chromosome that may contribute to the developme...    FULL STORY

04 October 2007
Emory Awarded $25.5 Million to Lead Local Center in Landmark Child Health Study
Emory University today was awarded $25.5 million to participate in a landmark national study of children's health. Emory is one of only 22 new U.S. study centers, and the only institution in Georgi...    FULL STORY

03 October 2007
Yerkes and Emory Vaccine Center Host Vaccine Development Strategy Meeting
MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: Yerkes National Primate Research Center and Emor...    FULL STORY

03 October 2007
Emory Healthcare Hosts Seminars on Treating Erectile Dysfunction
The community is invited to participate in two upcoming free seminars offered by Emory Healthcare on the causes and effective treatment options for Erectile Dysfunction (ED). The seminars, "Th...    FULL STORY

03 October 2007
Flu Vaccine in Painless Skin Patches Under Development at Emory, Georgia Tech
Flu vaccine delivered through painless microneedles in patches applied to the skin could soon be an alternative to delivery through hypodermic needles, according to researchers at Emory University and...    FULL STORY

02 October 2007
Emory Study Shows Chronic Diseases Cost U.S. $100-$150 Billion Yearly
Older U.S. adults are more likely than their European counterparts to be diagnosed with costly chronic diseases and to be treated for those diseases, adding about $100 billion to $150 billion per year...    FULL STORY

02 October 2007
Emory University Leads Georgia Institutions with $383.9 Million in Research Funding in '07
Researchers working on new vaccines and therapies for influenza and AIDS, innovative strategies for treating type 1 diabetes, molecular triggers of head and neck cancer, genetic variations in schizoph...    FULL STORY

01 October 2007
Chemical compound found in tree bark stimulates growth, survival of brain cells
Researchers have identified a compound in tree bark that mimics the chemical reactions of a naturally occurring molecule in the brain responsible for stimulating neuronal cell signaling. Neuronal cell...    FULL STORY

01 October 2007
Chemical Compound Found in Tree Bark Stimulates Growth, Survival of Brain Cells
Researchers have identified a compound in tree bark that mimics the chemical reactions of a naturally occurring molecule in the brain responsible for stimulating neuronal cell signaling. Neuronal cell...    FULL STORY

26 September 2007
Emory Crawford Long Hospital Expands Neurosurgical Service
As one of the nation's leading departments for neurosurgical patient care, teaching and research, Emory University's Department of Neurosurgery has expanded its services to better serve its patients a...    FULL STORY

26 September 2007
Emory Crawford Long Hospital Wins Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Award
Emory Crawford Long Hospital (ECLH) is one of five organizations this year, and the only one in the Southeast, to win a national award from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for its p...    FULL STORY

26 September 2007
4th Annual Boots & Blue Jeans Event to Raise Money for Grady NICU
If you have ever wondered what it would be like to be part of the Wild West…now's your chance to show off your best boots and dungarees while raising your hat for a good cause -- saving critically ill...    FULL STORY

25 September 2007
Simulation Reveals How Body Repairs Balance After Injury
Your body goes to a lot of trouble to make sure you stay upright. But when the brain's neural pathways are impaired through injury, age or illness, muscles are deprived of the detailed sensory informa...    FULL STORY

25 September 2007
Emory Winship Cancer Institute Appoints Two New Faculty
Brian Leyland-Jones, MD, director of the Emory Winship Cancer Institute, and Fadlo Khuri, MD, section head of hematology and oncology at Emory Winship, have announced the appointment of two new facult...    FULL STORY

25 September 2007
Emory University Hospital Receives National Research Corporation Top Hospitals Award
The National Research Corporation (NRC) recognizes the nation's top U.S. hospitals with a 2007-08 Consumer Choice Award, and recently named Emory University Hospital as one its top winners. The Co...    FULL STORY

24 September 2007
Data on Psychoanalysis, Creativity to Fuel Emory Research
Emory University, already a top destination for psychoanalytic studies and clinical psychoanalytic training, has received a one-of-a-kind database from a groundbreaking study on the effects of psychoa...    FULL STORY

21 September 2007
Lt. Governor Cagle to Meet With Emory Medical Staff Who Practice at Grady
MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT:
Lt. Governor Casey Cagle will meet with Emory medical staff who practice at Grady Memorial Hospital to thank them for their service to the patients of Grady....    FULL STORY

20 September 2007
Emory Names Timothy W. Olsen Ophthalmology Chair, Director of Emory Eye Center
Timothy W. Olsen, MD, has been appointed chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, Emory University School of Medicine, and director of Emory Eye Center. He will hold the F. Phinizy Calhoun Sr. Chair....    FULL STORY

19 September 2007
Emory University Names David T. Burke Chair of Rehabilitation Medicine
David T. Burke, MD, has been appointed chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine in the Emory University School of Medicine. His appointment is effective Oct. 1, 2007. Dr. Burke, who comes...    FULL STORY

19 September 2007
Chronic Infection Persists By Targeting Stromal Cell Network in Lymphoid Organs
One of the biggest challenges to treating infectious diseases and developing preventive vaccines is the ability of many chronic infections to suppress the immune T-cell response over time. An Emory-le...    FULL STORY

18 September 2007
Winship Cancer Institute To Hold Celebration of Living for Cancer Survivors
Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute will hold its annual Celebration of Living for cancer patients, survivors, family members and friends. Guest Speaker will be Coach Dan Reeves, former head ...    FULL STORY

18 September 2007
Atlanta Clinical Research Partnership Receives More Than $31 Million In NIH Funding
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded more than $31 million over five years--one of the largest NIH grants in Georgia history--to a partnership of Atlanta academic, research and healthca...    FULL STORY

18 September 2007
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Emory Healthcare Hosts Breast Health Events
FREE BREAST HEALTH SCREENING Join us for a free Breast Health Screening on Tuesday, Oct. 2. Receive a free manual breast exam and meet the Emory Winship Breast Center team of physicians, adv...    FULL STORY

18 September 2007
'Le Petit Elegance' to Benefit Emory University Breast Cancer Research
Emory University Hospital and Panoz Motor Sports Group and the American Le Mans Series are partnering to raise money for awareness, research and prevention of breast cancer through this year's Petit L...    FULL STORY

17 September 2007
Emory Study Finds Women Fare Better After Bypass Surgery Without Heart-Lung Machine
Women are less likely to die or have a heart attack or stroke after having bypass surgery performed without a heart-lung machine, called off-pump, than if they have conventional bypass surgery with a ...    FULL STORY

17 September 2007
Scientists Identify Fundamental Brain Defect and Probable Drug Target in Fragile X Syndrome
Scientists have discovered how the gene mutation responsible for fragile X syndrome--the most common inherited form of mental retardation--alters the way brain cells communicate. In neurons cultured ...    FULL STORY

12 September 2007
Grady Memorial Hospital Stroke Center Receives Gold Seal of Approval
The Stroke Center at Grady Memorial Hospital continues leadership in stroke care in the southeast thanks to the steadfast dedication and multi-specialty approach of its team in diagnosing and treating...    FULL STORY

11 September 2007
Emory Crawford Long Hospital Named in Top 100 Hospitals for Performance Improvement
Emory Crawford Long Hospital (ECLH) has been named a 2006 Thomson 100 Top Hospitals Performance Improvement Leader by Thomson Healthcare, a leading provider of health care information and decision sup...    FULL STORY

11 September 2007
Scientists Learn Role of Oxidative Stress in Estrogen-Related Bone Loss
Scientists have discovered new information about an immune pathway in mice that explains how oxidative stress that results from acute estrogen deficiency leads to the loss of bone. The finding, publi...    FULL STORY

10 September 2007
McKelvey Gives $5.4 Million Gift to Emory University Transplantation Program
Georgia's only lung transplant program and most comprehensive transplant immunology program will grow even stronger thanks to a major gift from philanthropist Andrew McKelvey, founder of Monster World...    FULL STORY

10 September 2007
Mark Goodman Awarded Endowed Chair in Imaging Sciences at Emory
Mark M. Goodman, PhD, has been awarded the prestigious Endowed Chair in Imaging Sciences within the Department of Radiology in the Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Goodman was presented th...    FULL STORY

10 September 2007
Emory School of Nursing Appoints Development Officer
Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing has named Amy Dorrill as chief development officer. "Ms. Dorrill brings exceptional expertise and experience to our school," says Marla S...    FULL STORY

10 September 2007
Emory Researchers Identify Signaling Protein for Multiple Myeloma
Researchers at Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute are the first to discover a mechanism that plays a critical role in the multiple myeloma cell cycle and survival. Their research may result ...    FULL STORY

10 September 2007
International Hypertension Researcher Dr. Bernard Rossier To Give Mitch Lecture at Emory
Bernard C. Rossier, MD, whose discoveries in the area of salt-sensitive hypertension are paving the way for new treatments of high blood pressure, will deliver this year's William E. Mitch Lecture in ...    FULL STORY

05 September 2007
Emory Leads in Use of New FDA-Approved Device for Peripheral Artery Disease
Emory Crawford Long Hospital (ECLH) is one of the first hospitals in the country to offer a new outpatient treatment option and procedure for people suffering with peripheral artery disease or PAD. ...    FULL STORY

04 September 2007
Study Links Low Level of Neuronal Receptor to Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer's
Results of a new study indicate a strong link between the loss of the neuronal receptor LR11 and onset of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), often a harbinger of Alzheimer's disease. LR11, like all ...    FULL STORY

30 August 2007
Avon Foundation $1 Million Grant Furthers Breast Health Care for Underserved Women
The Emory Winship Cancer Institute has received a $1 million grant from the Avon Foundation, and will be directed to The Avon Foundation Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center (AFCBC) at Grady Memorial Ho...    FULL STORY

30 August 2007
Medical Schools Found in Compliance With Grady Contract
A 2005 study by the accounting firms Cherry Bekaert & Holland and Horne LLP affirms that the Emory University School of Medicine and the Morehouse School of Medicine are operating at Grady Health Syst...    FULL STORY

29 August 2007
Emory Winship Cancer Institute Earns $12.5 Million Grant
The National Cancer Institute has awarded a five-year, $12.5 million Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant in head and neck cancer to Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute. Th...    FULL STORY

29 August 2007
Emory Public Health Students Team up to Help Atlantans in Need
More than 350 Emory University public health students will roll up their sleeves on Thursday, Aug. 30, to help stock shelves at a community food bank, beautify homes for area seniors, and participate ...    FULL STORY

27 August 2007
Center for Health Discovery and Well Being to Open at Emory Midtown Campus
The conceptually -- and architecturally -- unique and innovative Center for Health Discovery and Well Being at the Emory Crawford Long campus in midtown Atlanta is set to open Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007...    FULL STORY

23 August 2007
The Emory Clinic Breaks Ground for New Building
On Monday, August 27, Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center will take its first step to build the new Emory Clinic facility on Clifton Road. The groundbreaking celebration moves Emory...    FULL STORY

22 August 2007
Katherine Heilpern Named Chair of Department of Emergency Medicine at Emory
Media: Please contact Lance Skelly for a high-resolution photo Katherine Heilpern MD, has been named chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine. Dr...    FULL STORY

22 August 2007
Former Falcons Coach Dan Reeves to Speak at Emory Winship Cancer Survivors Celebration
Dan Reeves, former Atlanta Falcons Head Coach, will speak to cancer patients, their family members and caregivers at the 2007 Celebration of Living on Oct. 13 at the Georgia International Convention C...    FULL STORY

22 August 2007
Scientists Find Clue to Mechanisms of Gene Signaling and Regulation
Scientists have discovered a pattern in the DNA sequence of the mouse genome that may play a fundamental part in the way DNA molecules regulate gene expression. The research, led by Emory University ...    FULL STORY

20 August 2007
Emory, Ga. State Researchers Study Longterm Effects of Pediatric Brain Tumors
A team of researchers from Emory and Georgia State Universities has been awarded a four-year, nearly $850,000 grant from the American Cancer Society to study risk factors for long-term social and cogn...    FULL STORY

20 August 2007
Researchers Report Progress Using Virus-Like Particles to Design AIDS Vaccines
A multi-institutional team of researchers has announced new findings describing the efficient design of novel virus-like particles (VLPs) to create potential new vaccines to prevent AIDS. The research...    FULL STORY

20 August 2007
New Nanoparticle Could Provide Simple Early Diagnosis of Many Diseases
Most people think of hydrogen peroxide as a topical germ killer, but the medicine cabinet staple is gaining steam in the medical community as an early indicator of disease in the body. Georgia Ins...    FULL STORY

17 August 2007
Emory Scientists Use NIH Grant to Develop Biomarkers for ALS
The National Institutes of Health has awarded Emory University researchers a $275,000 grant aimed at developing protein biomarkers to diagnose, monitor and prevent amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)....    FULL STORY

17 August 2007
Howard Hughes Institute Awards Early Career Award to Emory Physician-Scientist
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has awarded an Early Career Award to Nicholas Boulis, MD, assistant professor of neurosurgery at Emory University School of Medicine. HHMI is a non-profit...    FULL STORY

16 August 2007
Scientists Link Fragile X Tremor/Ataxia Syndrome to Binding Protein in RNA
Scientists have discovered a key protein in the toxic brain pathway that leads to fragile X tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS), an inherited neurodegenerative disorder. The finding, in a Drosophila (fly)...    FULL STORY

13 August 2007
Emory School of Nursing Awarded National Quality and Safety Education Grant
Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing has received a pilot grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) to create and imple...    FULL STORY

13 August 2007
Study Suggests Loss of Two Types of Neurons--Not Just One--Triggers Parkinson's
New evidence indicates that the loss of two types of brain cells--not just one as previously thought--may trigger the onset of symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease. The evidence, based on m...    FULL STORY

10 August 2007
Study Finds Older Women Have Little Interest in Knowing HIV Status
When it comes to knowing their HIV status, a newly published study in the July/August edition of the Journal of Women's Health finds that many older women don't feel the need to be tested for the viru...    FULL STORY

08 August 2007
Emory's Center for Pain Management -- A First Resort for Patients with Chronic Pain
It can surface following an injury, illness or from aging and can linger for months or even years. It's chronic pain and many sufferers describe it as debilitating and crippling - the worst kind of pa...    FULL STORY

08 August 2007
Emory Healthcare Hosts Free Seminar on Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Emory Healthcare and Emory University's Department of Otolaryngology (ENT) are holding a free, informational seminar Aug. 16 to discuss snoring and sleep apnea, and the latest and most effective treat...    FULL STORY

08 August 2007
Emory Johns Creek Hospital Names New CEO
HCA's TriStar Health System and Emory Healthcare, Inc., co-owners of Emory Johns Creek Hospital announced today the selection of John D. Quinlivan as the chief executive officer. Emory Johns Creek ...    FULL STORY

07 August 2007
Emory Healthcare, National Association For Continence Host Women's Educational Forum
Are you a woman experiencing a loss of bladder or bowel control? If so, you're not alone. More than 18 million women in the U.S. are incontinent, or have difficulty with bladder control. Emory Health...    FULL STORY

06 August 2007
Emory Eye Center Suggests Eye Exams for Persons over 40 Years Old
The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) recently disseminated results of a 1,200 person survey that reports that only 11 percent of Americans consider themselves at risk for any sort of eye diseas...    FULL STORY

06 August 2007
Emory Awarded Grant from Foundation Fighting Blindness for Retinal Degeneration
Emory Eye Center recently was awarded a $309,000 grant for three years from the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) to support the study of synthetic bile acids to treat retinal degeneration. The g...    FULL STORY

06 August 2007
Heart Groups Issue New Guidelines for Unstable Angina and Myocardial Infarction
Emory University's Dr. Nanette Wenger Co-Authors Guidelines The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association have jointly released revised Guidelines for the Management of Pati...    FULL STORY

06 August 2007
Researchers Link Metal Ions to Neurodegenerative Disease
A multi-institutional team of researchers led by Emory University has defined for the first time how metal ions bind to amyloid fibrils in the brain in a way that appears toxic to neurons. Amyloid fib...    FULL STORY

03 August 2007
HIV-Positive Ex-Offenders Fare Better When Released Into Care of Case Managers, Study Shows
HIV-infected inmates are more likely to participate in drug treatment and not engage in risky sexual behavior six months after release if they're met at the gate of the correctional facility by a case...    FULL STORY

02 August 2007
Immune Mechanism Could Explain Transient Immune Suppression in Acute Infections
Scientists have discovered that at the same time the immune system is vigorously attacking invading viruses or bacteria, it is unexpectedly reducing its production of a particular type of factor that ...    FULL STORY

01 August 2007
Concussion Evaluation System Lets Athletes Know When It's Safe to Return to the Field
To ensure better management of sports concussions, physicians at Emory Sports Medicine Center have incorporated Immediate Post-concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) into their program f...    FULL STORY

01 August 2007
Emory Center for AIDS Research Awarded $8 Million from National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded the Emory Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) nearly $8.5 million in a five-year grant that includes renewal of Emory's designation as an NIH CFAR site,...    FULL STORY

31 July 2007
Emory Researcher Sheds Light on Latest STD Findings at Scientific Conference
When it comes to diagnosing and treating chlamydia does where a woman lives make a difference? Yes, according to Emory STD researcher Adelbert James PhD, MPH. City dwellers seem to fare better than th...    FULL STORY

27 July 2007
Twenty-Eight Journey of Hope Cyclists To Make a Dramatic Arrival at Emory Autism Center
Monday, July 30, the Emory Autism Center (EAC) will be the entry point to Atlanta for 28 cyclists from the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity who are participating in this year's Push America Journey of Hope. Cy...    FULL STORY

25 July 2007
Degenerative Changes that Mimic Parkinson's Linked to Reduced Dopamine Storage
Emory University neuroscientists have discovered what could serve as a model for slowing the progression of Parkinson's disease, a neurodegenerative condition that affects more than 1 million people i...    FULL STORY

25 July 2007
Emory Healthcare Recognized by ANA for Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program
Emory Healthcare recently was recognized by the American Nurses Association as one of the top seasonal influenza vaccination programs for health care professionals. Emory was honored as part of the...    FULL STORY

25 July 2007
Emory Eye Center Awarded Grant from Research to Prevent Blindness
The Emory Eye Center is the recipient of a $110,000 unrestricted grant to fund research from the Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB), the world's leading voluntary organization supporting eye research...    FULL STORY

23 July 2007
Emory Selects Fred Sanfilippo as New Leader for Health Sciences Center
Emory University has named Fred Sanfilippo, MD, PhD, a distinguished physician-scientist who currently leads the health sciences at the Ohio State University, to head its own healthcare enterprise. ...    FULL STORY

23 July 2007
Emory Healthcare Celebrates, Supports MedShare International
WHAT: For 10 years,Emory Healthcare has shared a strong partnership with MedShare International, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profi...    FULL STORY

20 July 2007
Leptin Role in Obesity, Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer Studied at Emory
Although scientists have long recognized that the hormone leptin plays an important role in obesity, Emory University researchers in separate studies are focusing on precisely how the hormone leads to...    FULL STORY

20 July 2007
Fragile X Awareness Day is July 22: Emory Scientists Continue Research Progress
National Fragile X Awareness Day is Sunday, July 22. This is an opportunity for physicians, researchers, families and advocacy organizations to highlight the need for increased awareness and research ...    FULL STORY

19 July 2007
Researchers Discover Gene Responsible for Restless Legs Syndrome
An international team of researchers has identified the first gene associated with Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), a common sleep disorder affecting tens of millions of people worldwide. The findings ar...    FULL STORY

18 July 2007
Young Africans Partner With Top Film Directors On HIV/AIDS Prevention
More than a decade ago--before the rise of the Internet--public health educator Kate Winskell and her husband were searching for innovative ways to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS among young Africans. ...    FULL STORY

17 July 2007
Fuqua $3 Million Gift Supports Late-Life Depression Services for Underserved
Elderly Georgians suffering from depression will continue to benefit from the generosity of the late J.B. Fuqua through a $3 million gift to Emory University that will help expand treatment in underse...    FULL STORY

17 July 2007
Grant Gives Emory Medical Students Training in End of Life Care
When it comes to training today's doctors, the core curriculum of the nation's medical schools are consistent across the board; after four years doctors are trained to diagnose and treat disease. The...    FULL STORY

13 July 2007
U.S. News & World Report Ranks Emory Among Nation's Top Hospitals
For the 18th straight year, Emory University Hospital has joined the prestigious ranks of America's top medical institutions in the annual FULL STORY

11 July 2007
Emory's Ruth Berkelman Named Paul G. Rogers Global Health Research Ambassador
Emory University public health professor Ruth Berkelman, MD, has been named an Ambassador in the Paul G. Rogers Society for Global Health Research. She joins 51 of the nation's foremost global health ...    FULL STORY

11 July 2007
Study Shows Simple Tools May Increase Prostate Cancer Screening
In a study published in the August 2007 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers examined the effects of two simple tools on discussions about, and screening tests for, prosta...    FULL STORY

10 July 2007
Emory Center for Rehabilitation Medicine Enhances Stroke Survivor Recovery
For stroke survivors embarking upon a challenging rehabilitation regimen, achieving the very best outcomes and quality of life depends as much upon the level of care and assistance provided by family ...    FULL STORY

09 July 2007
Rollins Family Gives $50 Million Gift to Emory's Rollins School of Public Health
The Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University has received a commitment of $50 million from the O. Wayne Rollins Foundation and Grace Crum Rollins, Emory University President James W. Wagner...    FULL STORY

09 July 2007
Neuroscientist Dennis Choi Named Executive Director of Emory Neuroscience Initiatives
Dennis W. Choi, MD, PhD, a neuroscientist renowned for his groundbreaking research on brain and spinal cord injury, has been recruited to lead two major neuroscience programs at Emory University. Dr....    FULL STORY

06 July 2007
Emory Global Health Institute Awards $2M in Grants for Research, Programs
As part of its commitment to address pressing health challenges throughout the world, Emory's Global Health Institute has awarded nearly $2 million in support to four new research and public health pr...    FULL STORY

03 July 2007
Older Patients Reap Positive Benefits with High Dose Statins
Can older patients with stable cardiovascular disease benefit from the same cholesterol lowering drugs used by younger patients? The answer is yes, according to a study report in the July 3, 2007 issu...    FULL STORY

03 July 2007
More Than 1,500 Emory Healthcare Employees, Families Will Compete in Peachtree
When 55,000 runners take their places at the starting line of next week's 35th Peachtree Road Race, Emory Healthcare will make its presence known with more than 1,500 employees and family members part...    FULL STORY

28 June 2007
NIH Kidney Transplant Chief Joins Emory as Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar
Allan D. Kirk, MD, PhD, has joined the Emory University School of Medicine as scientific director of the Emory Transplant Center and as a <...    FULL STORY

27 June 2007
Savannah Woman First in Georgia to Receive HeartMate II Device at Emory
Surgeons at Emory University Hospital recently implanted Georgia's first HeartMate II ventricular assist device (VAD) as a form of destination therapy (in place of a donor transplant) for individuals ...    FULL STORY

27 June 2007
New Genetic Test Developed at Emory Advances Detection and Diagnosis of Muscular Dystrophy
A new genetic test targeting the most common types of muscular dystrophy -- those caused by mutations in the dystrophin gene -- is far quicker with greater accuracy and sensitivity than existing tests...    FULL STORY

25 June 2007
Emory Participates in Study to Slow Progression of Alzheimer's Disease
Nutritionists have long endorsed fish as part of a heart-healthy diet, and recent studies have suggested that omega-3 fatty acids found in the oil of certain fish, algae and human breast milk may also...    FULL STORY

25 June 2007
Emory University Supports Greater Grady Task Force Report
Today's report from the Greater Grady Task Force is a major step in the right direction to save Grady Health System and drive its efforts...    FULL STORY

22 June 2007
International Public Health Network, IANPHI, Awards Grants to Projects in Five Nations
The International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI), has awarded its first short- and mid-term technical assistance grants to public health institutes in five nations. The aw...    FULL STORY

21 June 2007
Emory Tackles Worldwide Diabetes Epidemic, Creates Global Diabetes Center
Two leading global diabetes experts will speak at Emory next week to highlight their partnership in a new Global Diabetes Center. On Thursday, June 28, Emory University global health professor and fo...    FULL STORY

19 June 2007
Allergy Drops Given in Place of Allergy Shots at Emory Crawford Long Hospital
If you dislike those weekly or monthly allergy shots, but need the therapy to dry up your nose and watery eyes, Emory Crawford...    FULL STORY

19 June 2007
Emory Mock Biosafety Lab Trains Researchers to Respond to Biological Threats
International and U.S. scientists will convene in Atlanta June 24-29 to undergo training in Emory University's mock Biosafety Level 4 (BSL4) training laboratory. BSL4 laboratories house some of the...    FULL STORY

18 June 2007
Emory Metabolic Nutrition Camp Teaches Georgia Teens How to 'Eat to Live'
Sarah Goss can't eat meat, cheese or even ice cream. The 17-year-old Jasper, Ga., resident isn't on a restrictive diet to lose weight. She isn't a vegetarian or vegan. And she doesn't have an eatin...    FULL STORY

13 June 2007
Fast and Painless CT Heart Scans at Emory Help Provide Peace of Mind
A quick and painless procedure that helps physicians detect dangerous artery-clogging plaque and the onset of coronary artery disease is available at Emory. Hundreds of athletes participating in t...    FULL STORY

12 June 2007
Researchers Discover Link Between Common Sleep Disorder and High Blood Pressure
An international team of researchers, led by Emory University clinician scientists, has found evidence that people suffering from moderate to severe cases of restless legs syndrome (RLS) are at signif...    FULL STORY

12 June 2007
Emory's Katherine Heilpern Elected President of Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Katherine Heilpern, MD, acting chair, Department of Emergency Medicine in the Emory University ...    FULL STORY

12 June 2007
Mother Mice More Attuned to Pup Sounds Than Others
Researchers have shown for the first time that the behavioral context in which communication sounds are heard affects the brain's ability to detect, discriminate and ultimately respond to them. Specif...    FULL STORY

12 June 2007
Treatment Side Effects Cause Rural Georgia Patients to 'Dropout' of Cancer Therapy
More than 75 percent of breast and colorectal cancer patients in southwest Georgia who prematurely stopped their prescribed chemotherapy did so in response to treatment side-effects or other clinical ...    FULL STORY

12 June 2007
Advanced Cancer Patients Prone to Poor Sleep Quality, Daytime Sleepiness, Study Shows
Patients with advanced-stage cancer experience very poor sleep quality and often have troubling staying awake, says Emory University researcher Kathy Parker, PhD, RN. Preliminary findings from the ...    FULL STORY

07 June 2007
New Collaborative Research Reveals Chimpanzees Can Sustain Multiple-Tradition Cultures
Scientists have long wondered if local animal cultures exist, and now, based on findings by researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center...    FULL STORY

05 June 2007
Transitions Program at Wesley Woods Center Helps Seniors Confront Emotional Issues
For millions of senior citizens in the United States, coping with the challenges of psychiatric and emotional issues can be a battle that may often be fought in isolation and secrecy, leaving many to ...    FULL STORY

01 June 2007
Emory Researcher Tapped as Trustee for Eye Research Group
At a recent meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Emory Eye Center researcher Jeffrey H. Boatright, ...    FULL STORY

01 June 2007
International Studies Show HPV Vaccine is Highly Effective
A new vaccine aimed at preventing cervical cancer is nearly 100 percent effective against the two types of the human papillomavirus (HPV) responsible for most cases of cervical cancer--strains 16 and ...    FULL STORY

01 June 2007
Emory Study Evaluates Effectiveness of Antidepressants
National Institutes of Mental Health has tapped Emory University to conduct a study that will explore the predictability of how individuals respond to treatments for depression. Over the next five ...    FULL STORY

31 May 2007
Ex-NFL Players Participate in Lifesaving Health Screenings at Emory June 3
When you see professional football players on the field they appear invincible, but life after football often means they may be more vulnerable to health problems than the fans watching them every Sun...    FULL STORY

31 May 2007
Emory's Fadlo R. Khuri Elected to American Society of Clinical Investigation
Fadlo R. Khuri, MD, deputy director for Clinical and Translational Research at Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute, has been elected t...    FULL STORY

24 May 2007
Emory Participates in Study to Slow Progression of Parkinson's Disease
Emory University is participating in one of the largest ever Parkinson's disease (PD) clinical trials to determine if the nutritional supplement creatine can slow the symptom progression of this disor...    FULL STORY

24 May 2007
Quantum Dot Nanotechnology Reaches Clinical Lab, Targeting Cancer Biomarkers in Tissue
Bioconjugated quantum dots -- luminescent nanoparticles linked to biological molecules -- have shown great promise as tools for disease diagnosis and treatment, but their medical use has been limited...    FULL STORY

23 May 2007
Emory University Study Finds Persistent and Severe Asthma Associated with Obesity
After analyzing results of a survey of more than 3,000 adults with asthma, researchers at Emory Crawford Long Hospital hav...    FULL STORY

22 May 2007
Minimally Invasive Device Shows Promise in Treating Female Urinary Incontinence
A minimally invasive device for treating recurrent stress urinary incontinence in women has been shown to be safe and effective in early clinical trials and is now under review by the U.S. Food and Dr...    FULL STORY

22 May 2007
Ex-NFL Players Participate in Lifesaving Health Screenings at Emory
WHO:
Emory Healthcare, the Living Heart Foundation and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) WHAT:
Approximately 60 retired NFL players will be screened for a variety of healt...    FULL STORY

21 May 2007
New DNA Tests Advance Diagnosis/Early Treatment of Lysosomal Storage Diseases
A new set of laboratory tests using gene sequencing is able to help confirm 24 lysosomal storage diseases, providing physicians and patients the tools for much more accurate and rapid diagnosis. Lyso...    FULL STORY

21 May 2007
Emory University Partners with RealHealth.TV for Internet Videos
Emory University has teamed with realhealth.TV, an Internet TV channel dedicated to a new form of consumer health education by showcasing real pe...    FULL STORY

21 May 2007
Emory Urologist: Stimulating the Ankle Can Help Patients with Overactive Bladder
It's a condition that most people prefer not to talk about, yet sufferers will go to extremes to find help for this embarrassing problem. It's called overactive bladder (OAB) and it's characterized by...    FULL STORY

18 May 2007
Study Details Demographic, Ecological, Genetic Spread of Rabies in Raccoons
Analyzing 30 years of data detailing a large rabies virus outbreak among North American raccoons, researchers at Emory University have revealed how initial demographic, ecological and genetic processe...    FULL STORY

18 May 2007
Emory Public Health Researcher Tackles TB, Bioterrorism at Microbiology Meeting
WHO:
Ruth Berkelman, MD, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health professor of epidemiology, director of the FULL STORY

15 May 2007
Death and Disability from Brain injury Reduced, Emory Researchers Report
A study by Emory University researchers that found giving progesterone to trauma victims shortly following brain injury may reduce the risk of death and the degree of disability was recently highlight...    FULL STORY

15 May 2007
Emory Vaccine Center's Hope Clinic Events Highlight HIV Vaccine Weekend
The Hope Clinic of the Emory Vaccine Center will host events in support of international HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, May 18. This year the Atlanta activities will span the weekend, including a 5K fun ...    FULL STORY

15 May 2007
Emory's Kenneth Thorpe to Co-Lead National Bipartisan Coalition on Chronic Disease
Emory University public health policy researcher Kenneth E. Thorpe, PhD, today helped launch the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) in collaboration with former U.S. Surgeon General Richard H...    FULL STORY

14 May 2007
NIH Awards Emory $3.6 Million for Schizophrenia Gene Research
The National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health has awarded Emory University School of Medicine a $3.6 million resea...    FULL STORY

14 May 2007
"Hope Springs Eternal" 5K Benefits AIDS Vaccine Research & Education at Emory
The Hope Clinic of the Emory Vaccine Center will host its fourth annual Hope Springs Eternal 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, May 19, 2007. The race will begin at 9 a.m. in the Main Pavilion in Decatur S...    FULL STORY

14 May 2007
Emory Healthcare Names New Leader for Wesley Woods Center
Long time Atlanta and DeKalb Resident to Lead Region's Only Comprehensive Geriatric Health System Albert K. Blackwelder, chief operating officer for FULL STORY

14 May 2007
Emory's RB Picnic Celebrates Life with Children Who Have Survived Cancer of the Eye
The ninth annual RB Picnic, coordinated by the Emory Eye Center, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at WD Thompson Park, o...    FULL STORY

11 May 2007
Scientists Equip Bacteria With Custom Chemo-Navigational System
Using an innovative method to control the movement of Escherichia coli in a chemical environment, Emory University scientists have opened the door to powerful new opportunities in drug delivery...    FULL STORY

11 May 2007
Dr. Christian Larsen Awarded Thomas E. Starzl Prize in Surgery and Immunology
Christian P. Larsen, MD, DPhil, the Carlos and Marguerite Mason Professor of Surgery in Emory University School of Medicine and founding dir...    FULL STORY

10 May 2007
Emory Names New Executive Directors to Enhance Clinical Trials Office
Emory University School of Medicine has appointed two new administrators for its Clinical Trials Office with the overall aim of improving efficiency and making more clinical trials available for patie...    FULL STORY

09 May 2007
Study Shows Continued Success for New HPV Vaccine Against Virus
A new vaccine aimed at preventing cervical cancer is nearly 100 percent effective against the two types of the human papillomavirus (HPV) responsible for most cases of cervical cancer. Results of a na...    FULL STORY

08 May 2007
Emory to Join Ranks of World's Most Powerful Supercomputing Sites
Emory scientists will soon enjoy more computational muscle thanks to the University's acquisition of a new high-performance computational cluster. The 1,024 CPU-core cluster will significantly enhance...    FULL STORY

07 May 2007
New Laser Offers Alternative to Surgery in Treating Voice Disorders
Emory Crawford Long Hospital is the only site in the Southeast to use a new type of laser to treat certain voice disorders that in the past might have required surgery. Called the pulsed potassium...    FULL STORY

07 May 2007
First Ultrasound Thrombolysis in U.S. Performed at Emory University Hospital
Physicians at Emory University Hospital recently performed for the first time in the United States a procedure called Ultrasound Assisted Thrombolysis to destroy a deadly blood clot in a patient suffe...    FULL STORY

04 May 2007
TIME Magazine Names Frans de Waal to Top 100 of 2007
Frans de Waal, PhD, director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center and a C.H. Candler Professor of Psychology ...    FULL STORY

04 May 2007
Emory Nursing School Faculty and Students Transform Health Care at Home and Abroad
Researchers and students at Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing are helping to transform health care through clinical settings and the classroom. Here's a glimpse of some of the...    FULL STORY

03 May 2007
Common Genetic Variation is Linked to Substantial Risk in Heart Attack
A common genetic variation on chromosome 9p21 is linked to a substantial increase in risk for heart attack, according to a new international research study. The findings are published today in the on...    FULL STORY

03 May 2007
Action Cycling 200 Bike Race, May 19-20, Raises Funds for AIDS Vaccine Research
Cycling enthusiasts are invited to help create a world without AIDS by pedaling for a purpose May 19-20 to raise money for AIDS vaccine research at the FULL STORY

02 May 2007
Emory's Arthur Kellermann Receives Wiegenstein Leadership Award
Arthur Kellermann, MD, MPH, professor and chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, has been honored wit...    FULL STORY

02 May 2007
Emory University Neurologist to Present on Dizziness and Physical Therapy
An Emory University medical expert will address the value of starting physical therapy early after the onset of balance or dizziness problems at an upcoming international neurology conference. Ronald ...    FULL STORY

30 April 2007
Emory University Showcases Biotech Inventions at Celebration of Technology and Innovation
WHAT: A Celebration of Technology and Innovation Panel Discussion: Translating Ideas Into Products Awards and reception followed by cocktails and hors d'oeuvres WHEN: Tues...    FULL STORY

30 April 2007
Ape Gestures Offer Clues to the Evolution of Human Communication
Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, have found bonobos and chimpanzees use manual gestures of their ...    FULL STORY

30 April 2007
Walter Orenstein Receives Merieux Award for Lifetime Achievement in Vaccines
The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) has presented Walter A. Orenstein, MD, associate director of the Emory Vaccine Center, th...    FULL STORY

30 April 2007
Dr. Wright Caughman Named Emory VP for Clinical and Academic Integration
S. Wright Caughman, MD, has been named vice president for clinical and academic integration in Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center, effective April 1. In his new role Dr. Caughman will...    FULL STORY

27 April 2007
Emory Emergency Medicine Physician Honored with Leadership Award for 2007
Arthur H. Yancey, II, MD, MPH, associate professor of Emergency Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and attending emergency physician...    FULL STORY

26 April 2007
Emory Book Signing Event for Dr. Sanjay Gupta's New Book, Chasing Life, Rescheduled
WHAT:
Sanjay Gupta, MD, Emory University neurosurgeon and CNN medical correspondent will discuss his new book "Chasing Life" at a book signing and reception that is open to the public. The...    FULL STORY

25 April 2007
U.S. Emergency Care System In Critical Condition, Emory ER Physician Says
The U.S. emergency care system is ill prepared to handle a pandemic such as bird flu, a major terrorist attack or a widespread natural disaster, says Emory University emergency medicine physician Arth...    FULL STORY

25 April 2007
Predictive Health Offers Innovative New Model, Focuses on Health Rather Than Disease
U.S. health care needs to change from its traditional focus on disease and medical intervention to a new and innovative model that focuses on maintaining health, says Emory University professor Michel...    FULL STORY

25 April 2007
Emory Nursing Leader Urges U.S. to Adopt Strategies to Cure National Nurse Shortage
The future health care of millions of Americans will be compromised if the U.S. doesn't develop innovative strategies to tackle the national nursing shortage, says Emory University nursing leader Marl...    FULL STORY

25 April 2007
Insuring the Uninsured Takes Center Stage in '08 Election, Emory Health Policy Expert Says
Reforming state health coverage policies and investigating coverage options at the national level will be important issues during the 2008 U.S. presidential election, says Kenneth E. Thorpe, PhD, Emor...    FULL STORY

25 April 2007
Yerkes Researchers Awarded $10 Million for Comparative Aging Study
The National Institute of Aging has granted researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center more than $10 million during a five-yea...    FULL STORY

24 April 2007
Emory Hosts Two-Day Conference Examining U.S. Immigrants' Diabetes and Obesity Risk
How do U.S. immigrants' risks of developing diabetes and obesity compare to native-born Americans? Leading researchers from around the globe will convene at Emory University April 26-27 for a conferen...    FULL STORY

24 April 2007
Emory to Celebrate Organ Donation at State Capitol for Donor Recognition Day
Members of the Emory Transplant Center medical team will join Gov. and Mrs. Sonny Perdue and more than 500 organ donor family members, living donors, transplant recipients and others from across Georg...    FULL STORY

23 April 2007
Emory University Neurologist to Begin Research on Brain Arteries
A 2007 Clinical Research Training Fellowship from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Foundation has been awarded to Tanya N. Turan, MD, assistant professor in the FULL STORY

23 April 2007
HPV Vaccine/Cervical Cancer Prevention: Emory Crawford Long Hospital Hosts Seminar
Emory University medical experts will host a free seminar to discuss the most common sexually transmitted disease, how it can lead to cervical cancer and the new vaccine for prevention available to gi...    FULL STORY

20 April 2007
Emory Experts Lead a Public Discussion about the Latest Developments in Alzheimer's Disease
A group of experts will gather at Emory University on April 26 to talk about recent developments in Alzheimer's disease research. Presenters at the evening seminar, "Reasons for Hope: An Update on Alz...    FULL STORY

20 April 2007
Emory Establishes New Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response
A new Emory University Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR) is expected to further improve the University's ability to deliver a coordinated and effective response to catastrophi...    FULL STORY

19 April 2007
Emory Students Participate in Vigil to Raise Awareness of 1.6 Million Uninsured Georgians
On Thursday, April 26, at 7 p.m., hundreds of Emory University students will take part in a candlelight vigil on the steps of Grady M...    FULL STORY

16 April 2007
Study Finds Melanoma is Detected In Earlier Stages by Dermatologists
In a study comparing detection of melanoma by dermatologists and non-dermatologists, researchers from the Emory University School of Medicine, Emory Rollins School of Public Health, and the Atlanta Ve...    FULL STORY

12 April 2007
Emory CFAR Hosts National Symposium on Preventing HIV Infection
U.S. scientists and researchers will convene at Emory University April 17 for a daylong science symposium focused on preventing HIV infection. <...    FULL STORY

12 April 2007
Sex and Prenatal Hormone Exposure Affect Cognitive Performance, Yerkes Scientists Find
Yerkes researchers are using their findings to better understand sex differences in cognitive performance, which may lead to increased understanding of the difference in neuropsychological disorders m...    FULL STORY

11 April 2007
Fulton County Hospitals and AHA Join Forces to Beat Heart Attack Deaths
Although no one wants to have a heart attack, Atlanta could become the best place to have one thanks to the new Atlanta TIME (Timely Intervention for Myocardial Emergencies) project. This one-of-a-kin...    FULL STORY

11 April 2007
Healthy Profits Drive Healthy Menu Options, Study Shows
Ever wonder why your favorite fast-food restaurant doesn't offer healthy menu options? The decision to put healthy alternatives like salads and veggies on the menu is heavily influenced by restaura...    FULL STORY

09 April 2007
Center for Health Discovery and Well Being Begins Construction at Emory Midtown Campus
Construction is underway on the conceptually--and architecturally--unique and innovative Center for Health Discovery and Well Being at the Emory Crawford Long campus in midtown Atlanta. The center is ...    FULL STORY

06 April 2007
Emory Ophthalmology Researcher Collaborates for Guidelines for Optimal Surgical Outcomes
In a move to provide guidelines for better ophthalmic surgical outcomes, Emory Eye Center's Henry F. Edelhauser, PhD, director of research, along with the Ad Hoc Task Force on Cleaning and Sterilizati...    FULL STORY

06 April 2007
U.S. Should Vaccinate Against Flu and Bacterial Infections, Emory Researcher Says
In addition to getting a flu shot, U.S. children and adults should also be vaccinated against bacterial infections that can develop after the onset of influenza, recommends Emory University public hea...    FULL STORY

04 April 2007
Emory Names Architectural Design Firm for The Emory Clinic
Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center announced its intentions in 2006 to build a new facility for The Emory Clinic, and today moves a step closer to make the vision a reality by selectin...    FULL STORY

04 April 2007
Emory Voice Center Hosts First Annual Research Benefit in Honor of World Voice Day
April 16 is a memorable day to many because it signifies that tax returns are due, but it is also important because it is World Voice Day - a day to raise public awareness about the importance of the ...    FULL STORY

03 April 2007
Emory Hosts Book Signing Event for Dr. Sanjay Gupta's New Book, Chasing Life
WHAT: Sanjay Gupta, MD, Emory University neurosurgeon and CNN medical correspondent will discuss his new book, "Chasing Life," at a book signing and reception that is open to the public.    FULL STORY

02 April 2007
Emory-Georgia Tech Cancer Nanotechnology Symposium Features Latest Research
Scientists, engineers and clinicians at the forefront of research on nanotechnology and its applications for cancer detection and treatment will participate in the second annual two-day "Frontiers of ...    FULL STORY

02 April 2007
NIH Awards Emory $32.8 Million to Create Influenza Center of Excellence
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Emory University School of Medicine a $32.8 million contract over seven years to establish a FULL STORY

02 April 2007
Lifestyle and Dietary Changes Play Critical Role in Lowering Risk of Hypertension
Doctors call it "the silent killer" for good reason; you can have it for years without knowing because there often are no alarming warning symptoms associated with hypertension. But uncontrolled high ...    FULL STORY

30 March 2007
U.S. News Continues High Rankings for Emory's Woodruff Health Sciences Center
Graduate schools and programs in Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center received high national rankings in the U.S. News & World Report's 2008 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools" ...    FULL STORY

29 March 2007
Emory Healthcare Thanks Physicians Who Pioneer Medicine and Make a Difference Every Day
The 75th annual National Doctors' Day celebration unfolds as Emory Healthcare shows its appreciation to the physicians who have helped position Emory and its hospitals at the forefront of medicine. ...    FULL STORY

29 March 2007
"Virtual Surgery" Soon a Reality Says Emory Physician in Nature Clinical Practice Journal
Virtual reality (VR) simulators should be used to teach doctors new skills and will soon become a standard tool for medical training and surgical procedures, an Emory physician says in the April editi...    FULL STORY

28 March 2007
Emory Healthcare Volunteer Team to Provide Medical Support to 2007 Tour de Georgia
For the third straight year, Emory Healthcare has been named the official health care provider for the FULL STORY

27 March 2007
Emory Surgeons Lead in Innovative Breast Cancer Surgical Technique
Surgeons at Emory University are leaders in an innovative breast-conserving surgery for breast cancer patients. Called oncoplastic breast-conserving surgery, it combines breast cancer surgery and bre...    FULL STORY

26 March 2007
Emory Names Carolyn Meltzer New Chair of Radiology
Carolyn Meltzer, MD, William P. Timmie Professor of Radiology in the Emory University School of Medicine and part-time associate dean for research in ...    FULL STORY

26 March 2007
Emory Presents 2007 Second Century Awards to Four Health Care Leaders
Four distinguished health care leaders who have significantly impacted the care of countless Atlantans were recently presented with Second Century Awards, as nominated by FULL STORY

23 March 2007
Correll Foundation Gives $2.5 Million to Emory University School of Medicine
In a move that promises to have a significant impact on the health of people in Atlanta and around the state, former Georgia Pacific Chairman and CEO Pete Correll and his wife, Ada Lee, have pledged $...    FULL STORY

22 March 2007
Chimpanzee Facial Expressions Are Helping Researchers Understand Human Communication
Behavioral researchers led by Lisa Parr, PhD, director of the Yerkes National Primate Research Center Cognitive Testing Facility and Chimpanzee Core, have found understanding chimpanzee facial express...    FULL STORY

21 March 2007
Emory Study May Offer Solution for Dialysis Patients' Sleep Woes
The results of a study by Emory University researchers could spell hope for thousands of Americans undergoing hemodialysis who experience problems falling and staying asleep. Hemodialysis (HD) is a...    FULL STORY

21 March 2007
Emory Volunteer Medical Team Stands Ready for Thousands of ING Georgia Marathon Participan
More than 15,000 people will descend on Midtown Atlanta on Sunday, March 25 to walk, run or wheelchair through the physically demanding ING Georgia Marathon events in what is predicted to be the warme...    FULL STORY

20 March 2007
Eyeglasses Should Be Carefully Handled, Say Emory Experts
A 2006 report on vision states that 72 percent of the U.S. population requires some sort of vision correction. As more and more style-conscious individuals turn to glasses to correct their vision as t...    FULL STORY

20 March 2007
Cardiovascular Risk Factors & Disease Help Predict Problems within First Year of Diagnosis
Diagnosis of cardiovascular risk factors or existing cardiovascular disease can help predict likelihood of adverse vascular events in the first year after such conditions have been found, says Peter W...    FULL STORY

19 March 2007
Emory Global Health Expert to Participate on World Water Day Panel
WHO: James M. Hughes, MD, Emory University professor of medicine and global health, and director of the Emory Center for Global Safe W...    FULL STORY

19 March 2007
Emory Neuroscientists Look into the Teenage Brain
Emory University researchers are using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to find clues that will lead to an understanding of why teens make bad decisions. Although not everyone has paren...    FULL STORY

15 March 2007
Fibroid Embolization at Emory Eliminates Need for Surgery
For millions of women living with painful uterine fibroids, surgical procedures, including removal of the fibroid or even hysterectomy, are becoming a thing of the past because of the increasing use ...    FULL STORY

15 March 2007
Emory School of Medicine Seniors Participate in Match Day 2007
Graduating medical students at Emory University School of Medicine experienced their "right of passage" today when they discovered where they are headed next on their journeys to become physicians. Mo...    FULL STORY

13 March 2007
Emory School of Nursing Hosts Fifth Annual "Oh Nellie" 5K Trail Run/Walk
WHAT: "Oh Nellie" 5K Trail Run/Walk benefiting Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing Partners in Caring fund. Atlanta CBS 46 sports anchor Gil Tyree will emcee the fifth annua...    FULL STORY

12 March 2007
NIH Selects Emory HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Unit as Primary National Network
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has designated Emory University's HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) as a primary site nationally in both the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) and the HIV Vac...    FULL STORY

12 March 2007
Emory Students Gather to Learn Their Next Destination
WHO: Emory University School of Medicine graduating medical students. WHAT: On Thursday, March 15, graduating medical students at Emory University School of Medicine will gather on campus for the...    FULL STORY

12 March 2007
Molecular Differences Between Early and Advanced Melanomas Could Provide New Drug Targets
The cell-signaling molecule Akt is a primary trigger that leads malignant melanomas on the skin's surface to begin growing vertically beneath the skin and turn into deadly invasive cancers, scientists...    FULL STORY

09 March 2007
Researchers Explore Link between Genetic Deletion and Autism
Emory researchers are exploring how a disorder associated with a missing portion of chromosome 22, known as the 22q11 deletion syndrome (22q11DS), may be related to autism spectrum disorders. The rese...    FULL STORY

09 March 2007
Emory Grants Aim to Improve Nutrition, Health of Southwest Georgians
The health of thousands of Georgians who work and worship in the southwest region of the state stands to benefit from grants awarded by the Emo...    FULL STORY

08 March 2007
Childhood Trauma Associated with Depression and Coronary Heart Disease
Childhood trauma, but not adult trauma, is strongly associated with depression and coronary heart disease in adulthood, say Emory University researchers and colleagues presenting at the American Psych...    FULL STORY

08 March 2007
'Nature' Article by Emory Vaccine Center Scientists Cited Among All-Time Top Publications
An article by Emory Vaccine Center scientists and colleagues published in the Feb. 9, 2006 issue of the journal Nature has been selec...    FULL STORY

08 March 2007
Emory, Morehouse Residents Featured on CNN
Residents from Emory University School of Medicine and Morehouse School of Medicine will be featured...    FULL STORY

07 March 2007
Emory Investigates Biomarkers to Identify Who's at Risk for Colorectal Cancer
Years from now physicians may be able to determine whether you're at increased risk for colorectal cancer by drawing blood from the tip of your finger. Emory University researchers are working to i...    FULL STORY

07 March 2007
Emory Eye Center News Tip: Alluring Eyelashes Best Left to Nature
Oculoplastic surgeons at the Emory Eye Center are concerned about recent attention in the media regardiing positive aspects of eyelash tran...    FULL STORY

06 March 2007
Emory Leads on Simple Outpatient Procedure to Treat Sleep Apnea
Some individuals stop breathing hundreds of times each night, often waking and gasping for air without even knowing it. In the morning, most wake up feeling exhausted, and often feel groggy throughout...    FULL STORY

05 March 2007
Global Health Institute Joins With India To Control Deadly HIV/TB Co-Infection
Researchers at Emory University's Global Health Institute and the Emory Vaccine Center are collaborating with one of India's premier research centers in a push to enhance the immune systems of people ...    FULL STORY

05 March 2007
New Vision of Healthcare Leadership Pioneered at Emory's Woodruff Leadership Academy
By incorporating best practices from the business world with the unique challenges of healthcare, a leadership development program at Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center could serve as ...    FULL STORY

05 March 2007
Brain Injury Awareness Month Brings Attention to Key Challenges
With more than five million Americans currently living with the effects of traumatic brain injury, and an estimated 1.5 million brain injuries occurring each year in the U.S., FULL STORY

05 March 2007
Five Emory University Scientists Selected as GA Cancer Coalition Distinguished Scholars
Five of the 13 scientists named as Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Scholars for 2007 were recruited to Emory University. Awardees include Susan Bauer-Wu, DNSc; Georgia Zhuo Chen, PhD; Ji...    FULL STORY

02 March 2007
Emory Algorithm Improves Kidney Transplant Chances for Sensitized Patients
Approximately one-third of the patients on the national waiting list for kidney transplants have only a small chance of receiving a new organ, no matter how long they are on the list. Due to prior tr...    FULL STORY

02 March 2007
Emory Cited Among Best Places to Work for Postdoctoral Students
Emory University has been named the eighth best institution in the nation for postdoctoral fellows by The Scientist magazine. Emory was ranked in the top ten for the second year in a row in the "Best...    FULL STORY

27 February 2007
Communication Between Hospitals and Primary Care Doctors Needs Improvement
In an article published in the Feb. 28, 2007, Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers conclude that hospitals and primary care physicians should improve the ways in which they communi...    FULL STORY

27 February 2007
Emory Pediatrician Honored for Improving Access To Comprehensive Down Syndrome Care
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) honored Emory University pediatrician Jeannie Visootsak, MD, FAAP, as one of the recipients of the AAPÕs annual CATCH Planning Funds grants. Awarded on a comp...    FULL STORY

26 February 2007
Emory Is Top-Ranked University in Latest Survey of Commercialized Research
A report released last week by the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) ranked Emory first in commercialization revenue in 2005 among reporting universities, with more than $585 millio...    FULL STORY

26 February 2007
JDRF Awards Emory $2.5 Million to Develop Porcine Islet Technology
Using a $2.5 million, three-year grant from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Emory transplant researchers plan to develop pig islets as an alternative to human islets for transplant i...    FULL STORY

23 February 2007
Scientists Create Dual-modality Microbeads to Improve Identification of Disease Biomarkers
Analyzing human blood for a very low virus concentration or a sample of water for a bioterrorism agent has always been a time-consuming and difficult process. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of T...    FULL STORY

23 February 2007
Increased Worldwide Collaborations Needed to Detect and Manage Disease Outbreaks
Managing future outbreaks of infectious diseases worldwide will depend critically on increased collaboration across a broad range of specialties in both human and veterinary health, says James Hughes,...    FULL STORY

23 February 2007
Cardiovascular CT Scan Can Provide Marathoners Heart Health Info
Most people would not dream of taking the family car on a long-distance vacation without first giving the vehicle a thorough check-up by a qualified mechanic. But many people, unfortunately, never giv...    FULL STORY

23 February 2007
Allergy Season Arrives, Emory Specialists Prepare for Pollen Onslaught
Sniffling, sneezing, watery and itchy eyes - all symptoms many people will soon begin to experience as spring blooms and blossoms in metro Atlanta. While many people long for the warmer weather, m...    FULL STORY

22 February 2007
African Scientists Will Train at Emory University in Latest Drug Discovery Techniques
African scientists will soon begin training at Emory University as part of a unique partnership between Emory and the Republic of South Africa. The South Africa Drug Discovery Training Program will a...    FULL STORY

22 February 2007
Genetic Hearing Loss May Be Reversible Without Gene Therapy
A large proportion of genetically caused deafness in humans may be reversible by compensating for a missing protein, based on discoveries in mice. Emory University researchers have found that in mi...    FULL STORY

20 February 2007
Managing a Woman's Lifetime Risk of Heart Disease Main Focus of New Guidelines
The 2007 Guidelines for Preventing Cardiovascular Disease in Women issued Feb. 19 in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association include new recommendations for the use of aspirin, hormone ...    FULL STORY

19 February 2007
Emory Neonatal Conference Highlights Advances in Care of High-Risk Newborns
Neonatal specialists from around the country will convene at Emory University to discuss the latest advances in the care of high-risk newborns. The 2007 Neonatology Conference, sponsored by the Emo...    FULL STORY

16 February 2007
Emory Nursing Professor Aids Katrina Relief by Exchanging 'Beads for Books'
Come Fat Tuesday, Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing Professor Lynda Nauright, EdD, RN, will probably get several knocks on her office door. Her Mardi Gras beads are a hot-ticke...    FULL STORY

15 February 2007
Precautions Should Be Taken with Wisdom Teeth
Emory professor and chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Steven Roser, DMD, MD, warns that retained third molars, or wisdom teeth, can harbor infection for years even though they appear healthy. U...    FULL STORY

15 February 2007
Emory Partners with Mexican Researchers to Study Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
The effects of omega-3 fatty acids on both infants and their mothers are the subject of a collaborative study by researchers from Emory University and the Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica (INSP) in...    FULL STORY

14 February 2007
Emory Awarded $200,000 Lance Armstrong Foundation Cancer Research Grant
Emory University has received a $200,173 grant from the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) to fund research examining psychosexual dysfunction in men who survive childhood cancer. Lillian Meacham, MD...    FULL STORY

08 February 2007
Children and Adult Heart Transplant Recipients Celebrate 2007 Heart to Heart Event
Valentine's Day 2007 will have extra special meaning this year for hundreds of adult and pediatric heart transplant patients and their families when they gather at Atlanta's Turner Field for this year...    FULL STORY

06 February 2007
WHO Unveils Findings of Faith-Based Health Study by Emory University and African Partners
WHAT: The World Health Organization (WHO) will present findings of a major joint study by Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH) and the Universities of Cape Town, KwaZulu-Natal an...    FULL STORY

05 February 2007
Georgia Biomedical Partnership Honors Emory Vaccine Center, Biotech Startups
The Georgia Biomedical Partnership (GBP) recognized Emory University research programs, scientists and biotech startup companies with its 2007 Biomedical Community and Deal of the Year awards. The GBP...    FULL STORY

05 February 2007
Emory Johns Creek Hospital to Open in Metro Atlanta
Emory Johns Creek Hospital will open on February 5, 2007 in Duluth, Georgia in the new city of Johns Creek. Emory Johns Creek Hospital is a 110-bed, all private room hospital owned by EHCA, LLC, a jo...    FULL STORY

01 February 2007
Emory Healthcare Shines Spotlight on Men's Health
Emory Healthcare physicians will highlight the latest advances in prostate cancer treatment, erectile dysfunction, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and kidney stones during an upcoming Men's Health ...    FULL STORY

01 February 2007
Emory Geneticists Selected for National Autism DNA Databank Project
A new national DNA databank will help scientists identify new genes involved in autism. The 11-center effort, including scientists in the Department of Human Genetics at Emory University School of Me...    FULL STORY

31 January 2007
Emory University Hospital Unveils New Neuro Critical Care Unit
Fulfilling a promise to its patients and taking full advantage of the unique opportunity to design from scratch and build to completion a new hospital-based model of care for the 21st Century, Emory U...    FULL STORY

31 January 2007
Public Health Conference to Weigh Impact of War on Health
Public health practitioners, clinicians and researchers from around the globe will explore the impact of war on mental, environmental, clinical, women's and public health at a Feb. 17 symposium. Th...    FULL STORY

30 January 2007
Emory Heart and Vascular Center Celebrates American Heart Month
The Emory Heart and Vascular Center is offering screenings and information during the month of February to heighten awareness about America's leading health problem. Low cost or free screenings and le...    FULL STORY

30 January 2007
Emory Heart and Vascular Center Offers Preventive Screenings and Events
February Heart and Vascular Calendar Listings Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007 - Free Blood Pressure Screenings
10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
North Dekalb Mall, 2050 Lawrenceville Hwy., Decatur, GA, 3...    FULL STORY

29 January 2007
Emory Researchers Find New Way to Track Deadly Brain Tumors
Researchers at Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute have identified the first cerebrospinal spinal fluid (CSF) protein fingerprint that can identify low- and high-grade astrocytomas--a type of ...    FULL STORY

26 January 2007
Emory Physicians Perform First Live Patient Virtual Reality 'Test Mission'
Using virtual reality technology, physicians can now practice various cardiovascular catheter-based procedures, such as carotid stenting, on a virtual patient simulator. This technology allows for pra...    FULL STORY

26 January 2007
Emory Healthcare and Emory University Join 'Save a Life Partnership'
In an effort to spread awareness about the vital need for emergency community blood supplies and public donations, Emory Healthcare and Emory University have joined the American Red Cross-sponsored 'S...    FULL STORY

25 January 2007
Charity Care By Emory Increases in FY 2005-6
Emory Healthcare clinicians and faculty provided $70.7 million in charity care, a 7 percent increase over totals for the previous year, as reported in the Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC) Commun...    FULL STORY

24 January 2007
Emory's Public Health and Business Schools Salute Atlanta Volunteers
Emory University's public health and business schools recently honored nine Atlanta individuals and organizations for giving back to the community. The Rollins School of Public Health and Roberto C...    FULL STORY

24 January 2007
Conference To Explore Unique Aspects of HIV/AIDS Epidemic In India
Public health practitioners and noted scholars will participate in Emory's South Asian Studies Conference Feb. 16 to discuss how the HIV/AIDS epidemic in India has been shaped by policies, culture and...    FULL STORY

24 January 2007
Emory's School of Nursing Ranked #2 in Nation in Scholarly Productivity
Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing has been ranked second in the nation among nursing schools in scholarly productivity, according to a new index released this month. The 20...    FULL STORY

22 January 2007
Emory MiniMedical School Focuses On Key Areas of Health and Wellbeing
Emory's popular MiniMedical School returns this winter with 12 of Emory School of Medicine's top faculty providing new insights into health, medicine and wellbeing. Returning alumni and new students ...    FULL STORY

19 January 2007
Emory Eye Center Physician Awarded Senior Scientific Investigator Award
Emory Eye Center's Hans. E. Grossniklaus, MD, MBA, the F. Phinizy Calhoun Jr. Professor of Ophthalmology and director of the L.F. Montgomery Pathology Laboratory, has been granted a $75,000 Senior Sci...    FULL STORY

19 January 2007
Emory University Physician Elected Chair of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD, has been elected to chair the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Scientific Council. Dr. Nemeroff is the Reunette W. Harris professor and chair of the Departme...    FULL STORY

12 January 2007
Telepsychiatry Program Connects Older Adults in Underserved Communities
The Fuqua Center for Late-Life Depression at Emory University School of Medicine has launched a telepsychiatry program. This program uses videoconferencing technology to connect older adults living in...    FULL STORY

10 January 2007
Emory, Finland Partner to Build Public Health Network With $20M Gates Grant
Emory University, in partnership with Finland's National Public Health Institute, KTL (Kansanterveyslaitos), has received a five-year grant of nearly $20 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundati...    FULL STORY

10 January 2007
Emory University Announces New Global Health Institute
Emory University announced today a new Global Health Institute that will help address the most pressing health challenges around the world, particularly in poorer nations. Jeffrey P. Koplan, MD, MPH,...    FULL STORY

09 January 2007
Study Offers "Virtual" Help at Quitting Smoking
Emory University, in collaboration with the University of Georgia, is conducting a study that uses virtual reality technology to treat addictions. Currently underway at Emory Crawford Long Hospital...    FULL STORY

09 January 2007
HIV Vaccine Study Nears Enrollment Limit at Emory's Hope Clinic
The Hope Clinic of the Emory Vaccine Center today announced that the Step Study, a multicenter international study of an HIV vaccine developed by Merck and Co., Inc., has successfully enrolled more th...    FULL STORY

08 January 2007
The Emory Clinic to Install Georgia's First SOMATOM Definition CT Scanner
The Emory Clinic now has available a new, state-of-the-art dual-source computed tomography (CT) system which will help physicians perform quick, non-invasive examinations on patients without the need ...    FULL STORY

08 January 2007
Traditional Chinese Medicine Component May Yield Help in Retinal Degenerations
We may live in the 21st century, but it appears that the traditional or ancient medicines of Asia may be key preventing the ravaging effects of retinal degenerations that can ultimately cause blindnes...    FULL STORY

08 January 2007
"Stroke 101: Improving Outcomes" --- Emory's School of Nursing March 2 Conference
On March 2, Atlanta's leading nurses, physicians, clinicians and researchers will discuss stroke and how to improve outcomes for stroke patients at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing's annual...    FULL STORY

03 January 2007
Emory Opens Constraint Induced Therapy Clinic for Stroke Recovery Patients
Emory Healthcare has opened a new physical therapy clinic to provide rehabilitation to patients who have suffered from a stroke and have experienced weakness or immobility in a hand and/or arm. The...    FULL STORY

03 January 2007
Emory Vision's Newest Laser Vision Technology Can Perform Fastest Lasik Available In U.S.
Emory Vision, part of the Emory Eye Center and the Emory University School of Medicine, has acquired the newest FDA-approved LASIK technology available in the United States. Emory Vision is a refract...    FULL STORY

03 January 2007
Glaucoma Awareness Month a Good Time for an Eye Exam
Ophthalmologists at Emory Eye Center advise annual eye exams to prevent damage from undiagnosed glaucoma. For those with a family history and over the age of 45, annual check-ups are even more import...    FULL STORY











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