The Emory Wheel

As a senior staff writer and the health sciences beat reporter for my campus newspaper, The Emory Wheel, I’ve gotten to cover some fascinating stories. Here are some of my favorites:

Israel_Palestine_FlagEmory Opposes Israel Boycott

University President James W. Wagner released a statement on behalf of the University last month opposing academic boycotts of Israeli academic institutions, saying that such boycotts would violate the right of University faculty to academic freedom.

bob+levinsonYears Later, Alum Reflects on Father Held Hostage

David Levinson (’09C) has not seen or talked to his father in six years. A history major and a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, Levinson is like any other high-achieving alumnus of Emory. Except that his father is being held hostage off the coast of Iran.

hospital-James-Crissman-1web-150x150Hospital Develops New ICU Data Analysis Software

Emory University Hospital is using software from IBM and Excel Medical Electronics (EME) in its intensive care unit (ICU) that will allow health care providers to analyze data in real time.


Study Finds Potential Infant Autism Diagnosis

Patterns of eye contact in infants may indicate whether a child will develop autism, resulting in diagnoses as an infant rather than as a child, according to a recent study by Emory researchers.


Study Tests Stem Cells For Heart Disease

An Emory study makes strides in stem cell therapy for heart disease by introducing techniques that improve the lasting power and effectiveness of stem cells in the heart.

neurons_520Trials Aim to Raise Life Expectancy

Phase II trials of a study designed to treat Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients with injections of human neural stem cells administered in the spinal cord are now beginning, led by researchers at Emory and the University of Michigan.

Read more of my work from the Wheel here.



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