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  • Warp Speed chief visits Emory, urges participation in COVID vaccine trials thumbnail Photo

    Warp Speed chief visits Emory, urges participation in COVID vaccine trials

    November 18, 2020

    Operation Warp Speed's Chief Science Advisor, Dr. Moncef Slaoui, visited Emory University and urged Americans to continue enrolling in ongoing COVID-19 vaccine trials.

  • Klosky receives grant for HPV vaccine uptake intervention thumbnail Photo

    Klosky receives grant for HPV vaccine uptake intervention

    November 12, 2020

    James Klosky, professor of pediatrics at Emory School of Medicine and director of psychology for the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and University of Alabama colleague Wendy Landier were awarded a $1.8 million U01 grant from the National Cancer Institute.

  • NIH supports study of arginine therapy for sickle cell pain thumbnail Photo

    NIH supports study of arginine therapy for sickle cell pain

    November 12, 2020

    Claudia R. Morris, professor of pediatrics at Emory School of Medicine and pediatric emergency medicine physician at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, received $8.7 million from the NIH to determine if giving additional arginine can reduce pain during a sickle cell pain crisis. Morris will lead a multicenter study of intravenous arginine therapy in collaboration with the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s. Too little arginine, a type of amino acid that helps regulate normal blood flow, may cause blood vessels to constrict, reducing blood flow and contributing to sickle-related pain.

  • Emory begins advanced stage clinical trial for another COVID-19 vaccine thumbnail Photo

    Emory begins advanced stage clinical trial for another COVID-19 vaccine

    November 12, 2020

    Emory University will enroll adult volunteers in a large-scale clinical trial designed to evaluate whether a single dose of an investigational vaccine can prevent symptomatic COVID-19. The vaccine candidate, developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, moved to Phase 3 trials after encouraging results from an earlier clinical study. Our own, Evan Anderson, MD, is the principal investigator for the trial at Emory and professor of medicine and pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

  • National Academy of Medicine elects two Emory researchers and leaders in 2020 class thumbnail Photo

    National Academy of Medicine elects two Emory researchers and leaders in 2020 class

    November 12, 2020

    Congratulations to Dr. Susan Margulies, interim director of CCNR on this prestigious honor.

    The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has elected Denise J. Jamieson, MD, MPH, and Susan Margulies, PhD, to its prestigious 2020 class, consisting of 100 new members. Election to NAM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

  • NIH Awards $18.2 million to Children’s, Emory and Georgia Tech to Continue Verification of COVID-19 thumbnail Photo

    NIH Awards $18.2 million to Children’s, Emory and Georgia Tech to Continue Verification of COVID-19

    November 12, 2020

    Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the Emory University School of Medicine and the Georgia Institute of Technology have received an additional $18.2 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue their verification of COVID-19 diagnostic tests. The funding is from the NIH’s Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) program, an initiative designed to transform innovative technologies into widely accessible COVID-19 diagnostic testing.

  • Morehouse SOM Researchers Seek to Increase COVID Testing for Under-represented Populations

    November 06, 2020

    Morehouse School of Medicine researchers, in collaboration with Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology, have received a $5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to increase COVID-19 testing for people affected by diabetes in Georgia. The grant was specifically awarded to The Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research (GCDTR), which is a joint collaboration among the three institutions.

  • Congratulations to the 2020 Global Health Office of Pediatrics Pilot Grant Awardees! thumbnail Photo

    Congratulations to the 2020 Global Health Office of Pediatrics Pilot Grant Awardees!

    October 06, 2020

    Congratulations to the investigators whose projects were selected for funding in the inaugural round of the Global Health Office of Pediatrics (GHOPE) Pilot Grant Program!