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Historic $180 Million Grant

The Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance network (CHAMPS), a global health network headquartered in the Emory Global Health Institute, has been awarded the university's largest-ever single grant. Launched in 2015, CHAMPS collects and analyzes data to help identify the causes of child mortality in the places where it's highest. This latest $180 million supplement brings the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's total investment in CHAMPS to $271 million and demonstrates its position as a critical tool for preventing child mortality around the world.

Such Sweet Sorrow

A recent study has linked sugary beverages—including fruit juices—to an increased risk of early death by 9 percent to 42 percent, according to the study, published in the journal JAMA Network Open. Basically, sugar is sugar regardless of the source. "Sugary beverages. whether soft drinks or fruit juices, should be limited," Jean A. Welsh, a coauthor of the study and an assistant professor in Emory's Department of Pediatrics, told CNN.

Fruit juice surrounded by other fruits

NSF Fellowships

The National Science Foundation recently awarded coveted Graduate Research Fellowships to six recent alumni. They include Katya Bobrek 19C (right), who graduated with high honors with a degree in anthropology and human biology; Caroline Holmes 17C, physics; Will Milligan 150x 18C, evolutionary biology; P. Michael Newberry 080x 10C, ecology; Clara Perez 140x 17C, sociology (left): and Daniel Salgueiro 18C, chemistry.

Katya Bobrek and Clara Perez

Jones Wins NAACP Award

Tayari Jones, a professor of English and creative writing at Emory, has been honored with an NAACP Image Award for her novel An American Marriage. A New York Times bestseller and 2018 pick for Oprah's Book Club, An American Marriage tells the story of newlyweds whose pursuit of the American dream is violently interrupted.

Tayari Jones with her book, An American Marriage

New Law School Dean

Emory has named Mary Anne Bobinski dean of Emory Univeristy School of Law. She will assume the post in August 2019, becoming the first woman to serve in the role since the school's founding in 1916. Bobinski is currently a professor at the Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, Canada, where she also served as dean from 2003-2015.

Mary Anne Bobinski

Antisemitism Exposed

Deborah Lipstadt, Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies and core faculty member at the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies, recently published Antisemitism: Here and Now to critical acclaim. Lipstadt has been interviewed widely about current antisemitism on both national and international news outlets such as CNN, the New Yorker, PBS, and the Times of Israel.

Deborah Lipstadt with her book, Antisemitism: Here and Now

New Dean of Campus Life

Emory has named Enku Gelaye as vice president and dean of Campus Life. In this role, Gelaye will be responsible for delivering Campus Life's services and support for more than 15,000 students in areas such as undergraduate residential life, health and wellness, athletics, and civic engagement. Gelaye previously served as vice chancellor of student affairs and campus life at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Enku Gelaye

Rollins Gift

The O. Wayne Rollins Foundation has pledged $65 million to Emory toward construction of a third Rollins School of Public Health building on the Emory campus. To be named the R. Randall Rollins Building, the new facility will be adjacent to the existing School of Public Health facilities.

Seven students outside of the Rollins School of Public Health

Zero Landfill Progress

A year after its launch, Emory's 2018 Waste Management Policy has led to a measurable increase in the amount of campus waste that is diverted from area landfills. Emory seeks to divert 95 percent of campus waste from municipal landfills by 2025.

Emory University reusable cup
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