Perfect pitch: Emory in the News

People Magazine featured Emory’s innovative online outreach approach to student mental health and suicide prevention December 18, which involves a twelve-question online survey on depression.

The passing of renowned Emory history professor Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, sixty-five, in early January received widespread notice, with many noting her impact on the fields of history and women’s studies. Her obituary in the New York Times described her as “a . . . scholar who roiled both disciplines with her transition from Marxist-inclined feminist to conservative public intellectual.”

Poet Kevin Young is receiving acclaim for new work.

A new, critically acclaimed collection of work by Emory poet Kevin Young—For the Confederate Dead—has received widespread attention from National Public Radio, PBS’s NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, the Seattle Times, and others. “Poetry tries to take the long view, seeing beyond the moment,” said Young, Atticus Haygood Professor of English and curator of the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library, to the Boston Globe.

“America’s spiritual leaders could assist in healing our divided nation, but instead too many of them are part of the problem,” began an opinion piece by Robert Franklin on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered January 24. Franklin, Presidential Distinguished Professor of Social Ethics at Candler School of Theology, just released his new book, Crisis in the Village: Restoring Hope in African American Communities.

Fulfilling a promise to patients and taking full advantage of an opportunity to design and build from scratch a new hospital-based model of health care for the twenty-first century, Emory University Hospital unveiled its state-of-the-art Neuro Critical Care Unit in January. All of Atlanta’s national affiliate broadcast stations, WAGA-TV, WSB-TV, WGCL-TV, and WXIA-TV, were on site to report.

Emory University researchers are helping Iraq veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder as they return from the war. Newspapers across the U.S. published the LA Times feature, and FOX5, ABC’s Nightline and Discovery News will air programs about this work.

Sunil Kripalani, a hospitalist at Grady Memorial Hospital, gained attention as Scripps Howard News Service and print dailies reported on the Journal of the American Medical Association article findings that there is often a large gap between the time a patient is discharged from the hospital and when the patient’s primary care physician receives information related to the patient’s diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up needs.

USA Today sought expertise and perspective from Winship Cancer Institute’s Otis Brawley on a new study that says an experimental chemotherapy drug could give some men with advanced prostate cancer a temporary reprieve from the ravages of the disease.



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