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Denial film Deborah Lispstadt

Emory Professor Deborah Lipstadt on Denial, working with Rachel Weisz, and the “post-factual era”

Today as we head to the polls, our heads swimming with whatever was deposited in our social media newsfeeds overnight, the new film Denial is perhaps more relevant than ever. Deborah Lipstadt discusses the importance of getting the story right on film, how she helped Weisz become her on set, and the growing importance of fact-checkers in our current “post-factual” political climate.
Shakespeare's first folio Atlanta

Shakespeare’s First Folio comes to Emory

This month the First Folio arrives at Emory’s Carlos Museum as part of a nationwide tour, courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.
Groundbreakers 2016

Madeleine Hackney

Argentine tango is traditionally danced in close embrace, with spontaneity and musicality. Hackney, a research health scientist at the Atlanta VA Medical Center and a former professional dancer who once performed with the Radio City Rockettes, began adapting the rhythmic style in 2006 as a therapy for movement disorders.
Groundbreakers 2016

The Fuqua Center for Late-Life Depression

In Georgia one in five adults suffer from some kind of mental illness, and the rate is higher in adults over age 60. “When people get older, they fall off the map in terms of mental health services,” says Dr. William McDonald, a geriatric psychiatrist who heads the Fuqua Center.
Groundbreakers 2016

Dr. Monica Parker

Science shows that people of color are nearly twice as likely as their Caucasian counterparts to develop some form of dementia. And yet African Americans are consistently under-represented in Alzheimer’s studies. So geriatrics physician Dr. Monica Parker—whose mother and grandmother both suffered from dementia—doesn’t mince words when she’s doing community outreach for Emory’s centers on Alzheimer’s Disease Research and Brain Health.
Atlanta Magazine Groundbreaker Awards

Emory’s EQUiPPED program

Emory’s EQUiPPED (Enhancing Quality of Provider Practices for Older Adults in the Emergency Department) program is designed to improve prescription safety in older adults by educating emergency professionals about high-risk drugs and drug interactions among that age group.
Groundbreakers 2016

Emory’s Carlos Museum and Booth Western Art Museum

The Museum Moments tour at Emory’s Carlos Museum is designed for people with dementia or early Alzheimer’s (family and caregivers are also welcome).
Emory University Donald Trump protest

Commentary: Emory students doth protest too much

One has to wonder: If the written words “Trump” are enough to send some students into a tailspin, how do they react to sound bites of Trump on NPR or clips of him on cable television? Do they unplug the TV? Do they submerge the radio in a vat of acid?
Millennials

Emory’s Mark Bauerlein doubles down on The Dumbest Generation

We asked Emory University professor Mark Bauerlein if he’d like to revise anything in his 2008 biting treatise on millennials, The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future. Here’s what he told us.
Paul Root Wolpe

Emory Center for Ethics director faces some of the most complex—and controversial—issues in medicine

As the stuff of science fiction becomes a reality, “there are all kinds of questions that are coming up,” Paul Root Wolpe says. Bioethicists are here to “think through those questions in an informed, logical way.”

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