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  • Emory Department of Pediatrics Ranks #1 in NIH Funding thumbnail Photo

    Emory Department of Pediatrics Ranks #1 in NIH Funding

    February 11, 2021

    Congratulations to the Emory Department of Pediatrics for ranking #1 in NIH funding

  • Why Kids Matter in the Quest to Stamp Out Covid-19 thumbnail Photo

    Why Kids Matter in the Quest to Stamp Out Covid-19

    February 05, 2021

    Testing a vaccine on children takes longer and comes with more challenges. But inoculating kids can protect an entire population.

  • I3 (Imagine, Innovate and Impact) Wow! Research Awards thumbnail Photo

    I3 (Imagine, Innovate and Impact) Wow! Research Awards

    January 29, 2021

    The School of Medicine’s Dean’s I3 Wow! Research Awards aim to promote innovative research with the potential to make a transformational impact in fundamental biomedical knowledge or translational impact. Six new Wow! Research awards, totaling $775,000, have been awarded.

  • Emory infectious disease leaders appointed to direct Center for AIDS Research thumbnail Photo

    Emory infectious disease leaders appointed to direct Center for AIDS Research

    January 19, 2021

    The Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) at Emory University has announced the appointment of two new co-directors. Ann Chahroudi, MD, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics assumed the role of co-director for basic science and Colleen Kelley, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine assumed the role of co-director for prevention science, effective January 1, 2021.  

  • Winship research teams receive collaborative pilot grants thumbnail Photo

    Winship research teams receive collaborative pilot grants

    January 11, 2021

    Two research teams from Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University (Winship) have been awarded pilot grants from the Donaldson Charitable Trust Research Synergy Fund, a unique funding opportunity offered jointly by Winship, the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University.

  • 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.