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Emory Athletics: Much to celebrate!

Over the past few weeks, Emory University athletics have had a lot to celebrate!  Just a few of the many recent achievements include:

  • Former student Paul Schwendel was selected by the Texas Rangers in the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft
  • Tennis player and recent Academic All-American Zahra Dawson was asked to visit the White House in honor of the anniversary of Title IX
  • Upcoming seniors Miller Douglas and Claire Pavlak qualified for the Olympic Trials beginning in June

For more details about these stories and information on many other recent achievements, please visit the Emory Athletics webpage.

How does your county compare in health?

The state of health in America is not identical from region to region or state to state, with even significant differences evident at a county by county level. 

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, an independent global health research center at the University of Washington, has used data visualization methods to integrate global health data with maps to demonstrate regional differences in health status. 

For example, they provide the following comparisons:

Additional visualizations are available on the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation’s website.

Introducing the Center for the Study of Human Health

The Center for the Study of Human Health was established to centralize and organize Emory’s rich resource base of opportunities in health-related studies. The Center provides a home for unique interdisciplinary undergraduate curricula, as well as a functional unit where an interdisciplinary faculty-based consortium can develop path-breaking programs and research.

Here we intend to provide up-to-date information for students, faculty, and researchers on upcoming events at Emory, as well as let you know what matters to us: what we read, watch, and listen to in order to develop a concept of health and well-being.  For information related the Center and to contact Center staff, please visit or come to Candler Library, Room 107 on the Emory University campus.