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This Old House
After he took over as dean of Oxford College in 2005, Stephen Bowen and his wife, Nancy, lobbied for the restoration of the Old President’s House, Emory’s oldest building and the residence of four Emory presidents before the campus moved to Atlanta in 1919. At the time the Bowens came to Oxford, the fate of the 1830s-era home was in question. After a successful plea to the university’s Ways and Means Committee, the home was beautifully restored so it can house Oxford deans for another century. Continue the Oxford legacy by investing it its strategic priorities today.
Matters of the Heart
Emory Healthcare is keeping hearts healthy with the addition of two new heart centers. The Emory Women’s Heart Center (EWHC) is dedicated to screening, prevention, and treatment of heart disease in women at five locations around metro Atlanta. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. The Congenital Heart Center of Georgia, a partnership between Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory Healthcare, cares for young children and adults, providing a continuum of lifesaving care from before birth through adulthood. Give now to Emory’s cardiac care programs.
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Unfolding the Brain’s Mysteries
Researchers in the Department of Human Genetics at Emory School of Medicine have found that “chaperone” proteins can guard the brain against misfolded proteins involved in neurodegenerative diseases. The findings may help identify targets for potential therapies. Support life-changing research like this today.
Maternal and Newborn Health in Ethiopia Partnership
It Takes A Village
Professor of Nursing Lynn Sibley has spent her career improving the odds for new mothers and babies in some of the poorest areas of the world. As founder of the Center for Research on Maternal and Newborn Survival at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, the midwife and anthropologist helped create the Home-Based Lifesaving Skills program, which teaches home birth attendants about basic techniques that don’t require expensive tools. Today the program is saving lives in twenty countries including India, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, and Belize. You can make a difference by investing in international programs like this.
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Students from Emory and Oxford College traveled around the Southeast to help rebuild communities, learn about homelessness, work with disadvantaged youth, and perform community service as part of the Alternative Spring Break program. These student-led trips are organized through the Emory Office of Student Leadership and Service and the Oxford Office of Student Development. Give now to support student leadership programs at Emory and Oxford.
Be a Better Colleague
Michael Kuhar, a senior faculty fellow at Emory’s Center for Ethics, has written The Art and Ethics of Being a Good Colleague, a step-by-step guide for increasing our understanding of what’s at play in our work interactions and using that knowledge to make them better. A neuroscientist at Yerkes National Primate Research Center and Candler Professor of Neuropharmacology at Emory School of Medicine, Kuhar says the idea for the how-to book came from four decades of teaching, consulting, collaborating, and observing the best and worst of professional relationships. Support programs at the Emory Center for Ethics today.
Gifts to student support at the Laney Graduate School help foster the vision of cross-collaboration and research that was a hallmark for former Emory president James T. Laney, for whom the school is named. Many graduate students choose Emory because of opportunities to work with renowned faculty and in partnership with institutions like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For example, Jessica Belser 03PhD recently received the Presidential Early Career Science Award for research she began at Emory and continues in her career at the CDC. Invest in graduate education at Emory by contributing today.