Windows of Opportunity
If you’ve been touched by a story or stories in this issue of Emory Magazine, these windows can open up ways for you to turn your inspiration into action. Here you’ll see how you can invest in the people, places, and programs you’re reading about. Gifts to Emory produce powerful, lasting returns; they help create knowledge, advance research, strengthen communities, improve health, and much more. Find your window.
What Makes Them Tick
When Jonathan Langberg isn’t making watches, he’s treating patients with arrhythmia, the most common abnormal heart rhythm. Emory’s arrhythmia treatment program is one of the most comprehensive and innovative in the country. Our electrophysiologists rank among the world’s leaders in cardiac resynchronization therapy and have performed more cardiac ablation procedures than anyone in the Southeast. Help us educate the next generation of experts by funding cardiology fellowships.
Drinking and Pregnancy Don’t Mix
The Maternal Substance Abuse and Child Development (MSCAD) project in Emory’s Department of Psychiatry is the most comprehensive program of its kind in the nation. Since 1982, the program’s researchers have made life-changing discoveries. One MSCAD study, for example, was the first to demonstrate that women who stop drinking by the second trimester of pregnancy deliver babies with normal birth weight and better cognitive outcomes. Support Emory’s Department of Psychiatry today.
Honoring Oxford’s Sentinels
Having mentored countless students and invested the best of themselves in Oxford College, Bill Murdy, Marshall Elizer, and Neal Bond Fleming 33C 36T are among Oxford’s most beloved figures. Alumni and friends can honor them by supporting the student scholarships that bear their names. Support scholarships at Oxford now.
Emory cares for ten thousand patients with Parkinson’s disease each year, and teams of Emory researchers are working daily to understand the disease better, develop new treatments, and advance a cure. In the Rollins School of Public Health, Associate Dean for Research Gary Miller is a nationally recognized expert on the connection between toxins and Parkinson’s. He has created a unique mouse model of the disease to develop biomarkers of exposure, risk, and early onset and to determine whether a novel therapeutic agent can restore function to damaged systems. You can help make a difference by investing in Miller’s work.
Ellmann events Rock on
Since 1988 the Ellmann lectures have been bringing rock stars—including the kind without guitars—to Emory. They include Margaret Atwood, Seamus Heaney, and Salman Rushdie. The lectures celebrate the legacy of Emory’s first Woodruff Professor, Richard Ellmann, one of the twentieth century’s greatest critics of modern literature. You can help preserve the series by supporting a few events or by contributing to an overall endowment for the series by making a patron-level gift. Make your gift to support the Ellmann Lectures today.
In private higher education, often considered an exclusive community for people of means, providing equal access is—to borrow a term from President Wagner and others—a disruptive act. If you’re intrigued by the idea that every gifted, motivated student should have access to an Emory education, you might consider investing in student scholarships.
Athletics for All
In the 1890s Emory College language professor Frank Clyde Brown designed one of the nation’s first two systems of intramural athletics, and Emory has been a leader ever since. Emory now has its share of national champion varsity athletes as well, but intramural sports remain at the heart of campus life, and every student has the opportunity to play. You can support Emory’s strong tradition of “Athletics for All” by making your gift to intramural athletics now.
To Infinity and Beyond
The work coming from Emory’s partnership with Georgia Tech is so advanced it sounds more like science fiction than science. Combining knowledge in medicine, engineering, mathematics, robotics, biomechanics, and business, teams of experts from both universities are finding ways to enable the body to heal itself, developing unique medical devices for newborns and children, creating robots that can perform the same tasks as service dogs, and more. Invest in Emory’s School of Medicine today to make these and other groundbreaking medical advances possible.