November 16, 2009

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Nancy Seideman,
Executive Editor

Kim Urquhart, Editor

Christi Gray, Designer

Bryan Meltz, Photography Director

Leslie King, Editorial Assistant

Carol Clark, Science Writer

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By purchasing Heritage Turkeys, Emory is supporting a viable market for an endangered breed.

A new Thanksgiving tradition
On Thursday, Nov. 19, Emory is planning its annual Heritage Harvest Feast for more than 8,000 faculty, staff and students, but don’t look for the traditional ‘tom turkey’ at this Thanksgiving meal. Click here to read the full text of this story.

Funding is boost for pediatrics partners
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has received a $30 million grant from the Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation. The grant consists of $25 million to help fund a new pediatric research building located on the Emory campus, and the remaining $5 million will support the Marcus Autism Center and its strategic vision of delivering excellence in clinical care, expanding research efforts and advocating for improved outcomes for children with autism and related disorders. Click here to read full text of this story.

H1N1 back? Keep hygiene habits at hand
As the nation gears up for what could be another round of H1N1 influenza, Emory health officials are reminding students, faculty and staff that taking simple precautions, such as regularly washing hands with soap and water, covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then disposing, and avoiding contact with those who are sick, can go a long way in helping to prevent the spread of illness. Click here to read full text of this story.