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On Thursday, the state's confirmed cases surged, Mayor Bottoms closed restaurants for dining in, and Georgia's senators are facing criticism for selling and buying stocks just before the crisis started. Here’s your Friday morning update:
“It’s not an overreaction,” says Benjamin Lopman, an epidemiology professor at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health. “As there's more and more people who are infected in the community, the risk becomes higher," he says, “so as things move along, it makes sense to be more aggressive.”
Do I need a mask? Does hand sanitizer work? How much will it cost me to get tested? All of your COVID-19 questions, answered.
How $4,000 mattresses and blue-light boxes help Atlanta’s small army of night owls get a good day’s rest.
Jericho Brown has emerged as one of Atlanta’s most prominent poets. Here, the Emory University professor chats about black masculinity, the politics of love, and how his students surprise him.
We set out to break down what it costs to attend some of Georgia’s top schools—and how much of those price tags is paid from the pockets of students.
The Communicable Disease Center, first located on Peachtree Street in downtown, initially focused on eradicating malaria. But Dr. Joseph Mountin pushed to expand its mission to other diseases. With financial support from Coca-Cola tycoon and philanthropist Robert Woodruff, the CDC did exactly that.
When the Emory Proton Therapy Center opened its doors on Thursday, it was already a symbol of triumph over challenges. The center—which provides proton therapy to treat cancer and is especially beneficial for treating tumors of the lungs, back and spine, and head and neck—is the first and only facility of its kind in the state. There are 29 other such centers in the United States and another 23 under construction or in planning stages. With five treatment rooms, Emory’s center is among the largest.
These triplets just graduated from Emory’s School of Medicine—joining their family’s long line of doctors
In May, Emory University graduated some 140 students from its School of Medicine. Eight of them matched into orthopaedic surgery. Three of them are triplets. Another generation in a long line of family doctors, meet Lauren, Stephanie, and Allison Boden—the daughers of Dr. Mary Caufield and Dr. Scott Boden.
"Entrepreneur accelerator” START:ME focuses on small-business owners in communities like Clarkston, East Lake, and Atlanta’s Southside. The Emory University Goizueta Business School’s 14-week program aims to give entrepreneurs the skills, networks, and seed capital to develop scalable business.