The Department of Chemistry is honored to once again host panels from the AIDS quilt. Chemistry hosted four panels in 2015 in the new Atwood Science Commons, marking the first time the quilt had been displayed in the new building. This year, the quilt panels will be on display in the Science Commons through World AIDS Day, December 1st, 2016. On World AIDS Day, quilt panels will also be displayed on the quad as part of Emory’s Quilt on the Quad.
The Atwood Chemistry Center addition, opened in August 2015, was funded in large part by proceeds from the intellectual settlement for Emtriva, an HIV treatment discovered by chemistry professor Dr. Dennis C. Liotta and colleagues. Over 90% of AIDS patients take Emtriva as part of their medication regimen.
Emory’s commitment to treating and eradicating AIDS is also reflected by an investment in the Emory Center for AIDS Research. The Center provides support for 245 Emory and affiliated faculty, research fellows and post-doctoral fellows who conduct research throughout Emory University, the United States and globally.