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The Way Forward: Public Health

Details: Emory health experts are still assessing what changes are needed going forward, but they point to adaptations that have already strengthened health care and health policy—telemedicine appointments, masking throughout the hospital system, more transparency in health communication, and greater awareness of health disparities.

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Emory Healthcare becomes first health care system in

Details: ATLANTA – A 50-year-old man from Douglasville, Georgia, recently became the 1,000 th heart transplant patient at Emory University Hospital, making Emory Healthcare the first health care system in Georgia to reach this milestone. After a four-month stay at the hospital, Tyrone Baldwin left Emory University Hospital last month with a new heart and a new lease on life.

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CDC global health veteran to lead Emory Global Health

Details: ATLANTA — Rebecca Martin, PhD, an internationally known expert in immunization, health systems strengthening and outbreak response, has been named Emory University’s new vice president for global health and director of the Emory Global Health Institute (EGHI). Martin starts Aug. 9 and succeeds Jeffrey Koplan, MD, MPH, who founded EGHI in

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Emory Healthcare welcomes new CFO Emory University

Details: Health, Emory Healthcare, Woodruff Health Sciences Center Brad Haws will join Emory Healthcare as its new chief financial officer (CFO), effective Aug. 17, 2021. Haws brings 30 years of financial leadership experience in health care to the position.

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Emory physicians, researchers, allied health professionals

Details: 2021 Health Care Heroes Finalists. Craig Coopersmith, MD was a finalist in the Physician/Physician Practice Group Category for his work in caring for critically ill patients with COVID-19 and sharing critical care guidance to educate health care providers across the U.S. and globally. During the pandemic, Coopersmith, a professor of surgery at

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Emory Healthcare and Sharecare to launch Emory Healthcare

Details: Emory Healthcare, one of the nation's most comprehensive academic health systems, and Sharecare, the digital health company helping people manage all their health in one place, today announced the forthcoming launch of The Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub powered by Sharecare.Set to launch on September 1, 2018, the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub will connect Emory Healthcare …

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Rising to the Challenge

Details: Health leaders are fond of saying that vaccines don’t save lives, vaccinations do. So, Emory’s aim is to get shots in arms as quickly and efficiently as the supply chain allows. Volunteers at Emory’s Northlake Mall Vaccine Clinic listen to instructions from health care leaders as they prepare for a day of administering shots.

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To boldly go where public health hasn't gone before

Details: Rollins School of Public Health researchers will soon take their research into orbit, partnering with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in a new satellite mission to study air pollution. NASA chose Rollins as a joint recipient of its $100 million award — $2.3 million of which will come to Rollins — to study the

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Emory Healthcare's new Musculoskeletal Institute

Details: As the newest addition to Emory’s Executive Park health innovation district, the approximately 180,000-square-foot, LEED-certified building will be a comprehensive, patient and family-centered facility providing orthopaedics and spine care, physical therapy, imaging, ambulatory surgery, with clinical and discovery research support space.

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Emory physicians, nurses, innovators, allied health

Details: Brian Vickery, MD, is the winner in the Health Care Innovator/Researcher Category for his work improving the lives of children with food allergies and serious allergic reactions, known as anaphylaxis.Vickery is an associate professor of pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine, and director of the Food Allergy Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Emory Healthcare and the Atlanta Falcons officially open

Details: Emory Healthcare, with more than 24,000 employees and 11 hospitals, is the most comprehensive academic health system in Georgia. System-wide, it has 2,701 licensed patient beds, more than 2,800 physicians practicing in more than 70 specialties, serving metro Atlanta with 250 …

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Emory establishes new Brain Health Personalized Medicine

Details: Led by neurologist Allan Levey, the Brain Health Personalized Medicine Institute will house a vibrant research program to collect, integrate and analyze large data sets to inform understanding of the biological, medical and lifestyle factors impacting brain health and disease.

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Study shows community exposure as greatest risk of COVID

Details: In a large study of U.S. health care workers in three states, researchers found that community exposure to COVID-19 was associated with COVID-19 infection in health care workers, but specific occupational activities in a hospital or health care setting were not.

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Kaiser Permanente and Emory Healthcare announce new

Details: Kaiser Permanente is committed to shaping the future of health care and is recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of its members and the communities it serves.

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Emory Healthcare expands primary care footprint with One

Details: Health, Emory Healthcare, School of Medicine, Woodruff Health Sciences Center ATLANTA – Emory Healthcare is expanding its primary care footprint with the announcement of a new relationship with One Medical, a modernized primary care organization combining seamless digital health and premier in-office care.

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Emory Healthcare Network partners with urgent care

Details: A bout MinuteClinic: MinuteClinic is the retail medical clinic of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States. MinuteClinic launched the first retail medical clinics in the U.S. in 2000 and is the largest provider of retail clinics with more than 1,100 locations in 33 states and the District of Columbia.

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COVID-19 vaccine antibodies weaker vs. Delta/Kappa viral

Details: If you’re confused by the swarm of SARS-CoV-2 variants and the changing nomenclature, you’re not alone. This CDC web page is a helpful guide. Delta is currently a Variant of Concern and Kappa a Variant of Interest, according to the World Health Organization.

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'Health Behind Locked Doors' course explores incarceration

Details: Spring semester began with human health lecturer Jennifer Sarrett focusing on the physical and mental health concerns of people living in prisons, jails and disability-related institutions. Like many Emory faculty, she adapted her course to include COVID-19.

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Emory Healthcare, Hazelden Betty Ford unite to create

Details: In Georgia, which has 10 million residents and is the ninth most populous state, the Department of Public Health said in a public alert that “the United States is facing two concurrent national public health emergencies: COVID19 and drug overdoses”—highlighting that overdose-related emergency room visits in the state have escalated

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Standing up for health Emory University Atlanta, GA

Details: Alpa Patel wants people to stand up. With a Rollins School of Public Health MPH, Patel has focused her research on the role of physical activity in cancer prevention and obesity as a risk factor for cancer. More recently, she has begun looking at possible links between sitting and cancer risk.

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Emory Healthcare and Emory hospitals win statewide patient

Details: The Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA), an affiliate of Georgia Hospital Association, was established in January 2000 to improve patient care and patient safety in hospitals and other health care facilities, and create healthy communities.

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COVID-19 survivors may possess wide-ranging resistance to

Details: 1 day ago · Health, Research, School of Medicine, Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Coronavirus, Health Sciences Research, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines Recovered COVID-19 patients retain broad and effective longer-term immunity to the disease, suggests a recent Emory University study, which is the most comprehensive of its kind so far.

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Emory study shows frequent business travel may increase

Details: Health, Research, Emory Healthcare, School of Medicine, Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Health Sciences Research ATLANTA – As businesses and corporations begin to lift work-related COVID-19 travel restrictions for employees, a new study out of Emory University shows that frequent business travel may pose new health risks not related to COVID-19.

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St. Francis Hospital joins newly formed joint venture

Details: Emory Healthcare and LifePoint Health today announced that they have formed a joint venture to enhance access to, and delivery of high-quality, cost-effective care; improve the health of residents in Columbus, Ga., and surrounding communities; and strengthen the regional benefits of Emory’s health care expertise close to home.

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Emory physicians make up almost half of 2021 'Top Doctors

Details: Castle Connolly Top Doctors is a health care research company and the official source for Top Doctors for the past 25 years, helping to guide consumers to America’s top doctors and hospitals. To compile the annual “Top Doctors” list, the company has established a survey, research, screening and selection process involving hundreds of

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Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub expands with new industry

Details: Founded in 2018 and based in Atlanta, the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub is the Southeast’s premier health care innovation and commercialization program bringing together all the pieces of the health care innovation continuum to validate and accelerate ideas into reality.

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Expert Q&A: A ‘pracademic' approach to the pandemic

Details: THE WAY FORWARD—Public Health. A ‘PRACADEMIC' APPROACH TO THE PANDEMIC An epidemiology expert embedded with the Fulton County Board of Health, Emory faculty member and alumna Allison Chamberlain helped shape the local response to COVID-19 while giving public health students invaluable practical experience in fighting a pandemic.

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Curran to step down as dean of Emory’s Rollins School of

Details: In 2009, the Rollins School of Public Health deanship was endowed and named the James W. Curran Dean of Public Health in his honor. “Jim Curran has been an essential contributor to the Emory experience as a dean, professor, mentor, colleague and friend,” says Jan Love, PhD, interim provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.

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'Your Fantastic Mind' television series airing in cities

Details: 2 days ago · On the heels of winning six regional Emmy awards in June, “Your Fantastic Mind,” a television series partnership between the Emory Brain Health Center and Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB), is now airing in multiple cities across the nation. The news magazine-style show, airing across Georgia since the Season 1 debut in 2019, highlights patient stories and reports on pioneering …

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A ‘heart’ for health, justice and helping others Emory

Details: Garlow’s persistence, precision and drive have served her well in the public health workforce, too. She worked as an epidemiology intern at the Georgia Department of Public Health and held two separate Rollins Earn and Learn positions at the CDC. For her thesis, Garlow analyzed HIV data collected by the Fulton County Board of Health.

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A Life Consumed By Sleep

Details: At the recommendation of a neurologist in Iceland, Sigurjon’s family sought out Emory Brain Health Center’s David Rye, who is known internationally for his research on idiopathic hypersomnia, a poorly understood sleep disorder.

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Emory professor named a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Details: RWJF Health Policy Fellows are chosen from a highly competitive field of health and behavioral/social science professionals who have interest in health policy. Since 1973, the non-partisan fellowship has offered exclusive, hands-on policy experience with the most influential congressional and executive offices in Washington D.C.

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Kimberly Dyan Manning Emory University Atlanta, GA

Details: Health. Kimberly Dyan Manning, MD, joined the faculty at the Emory University School of Medicine in 2001 after completing residency in combined training Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, and currently has an academic appointment as assistant professor in the Department of Medicine. A passionate clinician-educator, she divides her professional

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Emory program supports GA women with postpartum mental

Details: In honor of Maternal Mental Health month in May, the Emory Brain Health Center is celebrating its recently launched PEACE (Perinatal Psychiatry, Education and Community Engagement) for Moms program, which seeks to support the mental health of Georgia women before and after childbirth.With funding from the Georgia Department of Public Health, the program provides expert …

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'Know Your Numbers' biometric health screenings return to

Details: Emory's popular "Know Your Numbers" campaign is back for 2017, giving employees the opportunity to gain valuable health information through free, onsite health screenings that measure blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and more. The screenings were last offered in 2014, when almost 8,000 employees participated. Here is a summary of the results.

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Emory Healthcare and the Atlanta Falcons break ground on

Details: Woodruff Health Sciences Center | Sept. 23, 2019. Contact. Janet Christenbury Emory Healthcare 404-727-8599 [email protected] Heather Sautter Atlanta Falcons 404-394-1465 [email protected] Rendering of the future facilty. John Lewin, Arthur Blank, and Scott Boden. Photo credit: Jack Kearse

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Breast cancer screening: a powerful tool for detection

Details: That’s why a mammogram (an X-ray of the breast meant to help detect early signs of breast cancer) is an important addition to a woman’s health toolbox. Michelle Murphy, director of operations at Emory Clinic primary care, has always been diligent about getting regular mammograms. After a routine mammogram in 2020, Murphy had an ultrasound

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New Emory Telehealth EMS program aims to improve rural

Details: Health, School of Medicine, Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Technology In 14 rural counties, Georgians who need emergency medical care will have access to Emory doctors and specialists even before they reach a local hospital through a new telehealth initiative.

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A Tale of Two Clinics

Details: Clarkston Community Health Center has expanded since opening in 2015, and now offers specialty clinics such as dental, women’s health, and mental health. At Emory's Harriet Tubman Women’s Clinic, patients can get UTI tests, pregnancy tests, cervical exams, HIV tests, and a variety of shots. Phil Polychroniou and Celia Foster, Emory medical

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Emory doctors tapped to shape federal COVID-19 treatment

Details: Woodruff Health Sciences Center | April 22, 2020. Contact. Josh Brown Senior Manager, Media Relations 678-843-5811 [email protected] L to R: Craig Coopersmith, Greg Martin and Jeff Lennox. Print. Share. Related Stories »

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Student Activism, An Emory Tradition: Part 2

Details: Their mission is to use service, education and advocacy to improve health. By Nov. 11, 2017, barely six weeks after the Las Vegas incident, Greenhouse hosted an Advocacy Day to Address Gun Violence — an on-campus event that included panel discussions with physicians, community leaders and health care professionals.

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CMS report: eICU program reduced hospital stays, saved

Details: Philips, the global health technology company, powers the eICU program in place, which includes installed cameras, video monitors, microphones and speakers in ICU rooms at the five hospitals, as well as in the control rooms at three hospitals for 24/7 monitoring, observation and communication with on-site staff and patients.

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Emory receives $3.75 million training grant focused on

Details: HRSA, which is funding this new statewide training grant (U1QHP330700100), is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is the primary federal agency for improving health care to people who are geographically isolated, economically or medically vulnerable.

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Partnership with Verizon to fuel Emory Healthcare

Details: The strategic partnership between Verizon and Emory Healthcare creates the nation’s first 5G health care innovation lab. EHIH is a health care advancement and commercialization program committed to improving patient care and provider experience. The addition of Verizon 5G gives researchers the ability to explore solutions such as connected

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