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Kurt Heiss, Eric Knauer, Ankit Patel, Dipan Patel, Maria Russell, Juan Sarmiento, Joe Sharma, and Peter Thompson

Emory Surgery faculty honored as top educators

May 2020

Emory School of Medicine celebrated Educator Appreciation Day on May 7. Faculty, including Department of Surgery members Kurt Heiss, Eric Knauer, Ankit Patel, Dipan Patel, Maria Russell, Juan Sarmiento, Joe Sharma, and Peter Thompson, were nominated by students and peers for special recognition.

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Thank an Emory Health Hero

Join us in showing our gratitude

April 2020

From working to develop new therapeutics and vaccines, to taking care of patients in our hospitals — Emory School of Medicine faculty and staff are leading the way in the fight against COVID-19. Use this link to share a note of thanks or read messages to those who are working to keep us healthy and safe. Your note can be short or long, addressed to someone specific, or a more general tribute.


Craig Coopersmith, Greg Martin, Jeff Lennox

Three Emory faculty involved in shaping federal COVID-19 treatment guidelines

April 2020

Craig Coopersmith, Greg Martin, and Jeff Lennox were among 29 national experts that contributed to establishing the National Institutes of Health's recently released Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Treatment Guidelines.

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Mandy Ford, PhD and graduate student Anna Morris

Emory PPE shortage resource

April 2020

Emory's Visual Medical Education team and Library and Information Technology Services (LITS) assisted the School of Medicine and Emory's Serious Communicable Diseases Program in the creation of a set of graphics and videos that instruct medical personnel on the conservation and use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

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Rachel Patzer's tweet about personal experience with familial isolation goes viral, inspires recognition from former President Obama

March 2020

The story on Dr. Patzer's tweet has been picked up by multiple news outlets, including USA Today, CNN, The Hill, and Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Jalen Richardson, Dr. Walter Ingram, Dr. Juvonda Hodge

Juvonda Hodge, Walt Ingram and the Grady Burn Center's role in patient Jalen Richardson's long, difficult, and ultimately inspiring recovery featured in immersive story

February 2020

After suffering third-degree burns over 60 to 70 percent of his body from a fiery motorcycle accident, Jalen Richardson spent 14 months in the Grady Burn Center under the care of its multidisciplinary team, headed up by Walter Ingram, MD, medical director of the center, and Juvonda Hodge, MD, assistant medical director. This riveting account of Jalen's journey back to wellness vividly documents the many steps and phases undertaken by one of the largest and most highly rated burn centers in the country to treat burns of this magnitude, and reminds us that patient determination is essential to recovery.

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