Recent NIH rankings place Emory 16th nationally in the among medical schools that receive NIH research dollars. We are proud that 118 of our students are supported on individual awards or institutional National Research Service Awards. A list of the more predominant fellowships and awards that our students have received is listed in the Fellowships and Awards section.
Emory University has been selected as one of America's 25 New Elite 'Ivies' by Newsweek.
Emory University is one of eleven colleges that received Green Ratings of 99 (a perfect score) in the Princeton Review's "The Best 368 Colleges" Honor Roll list.
Emory University continues to be a national leader in campus sustainability and received a "Gold" rating in the Sustainabilty Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS). Read the entire article.
Emory was also ranked as having the sixth most beautiful campus in the nation by The Best Colleges. The Arbor Day Foundation recognized Emory as one of their Tree Campus USA Schools, and was one of only 115 schools who were awarded Tree Campus USA status.
Emory was named as one of the first twenty universities to be selected as a national Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists. Emory was one of only three universities to be selected on the East Coast and one of only two selected in the Southeast.
Atlanta ranked as the ninth-best city in the U.S. for recent graduates based on a list by Apartments.com and CareerRookie.com. Atlanta also ranked second in the nation for the cheapest place to rent a one-bedroom apartment (article).
Emory University received the 2008 Presidential Award for General Community Service, the highest federal recognition given to colleges and universities for their committment to community service, service-learning, and civic engagement. Emory was the only private institution among the 2008 winners (Press Release).
Seven research areas in the Graduate Division were ranked in the Top Ten based on Faculty Scholarly Productivity by the Chronicle of Higher Education. These research areas include ecology, evolutionary biology, immunology, microbiology, molecular pharmacology, nutrition sciences, and pharmacology.
COBBS (Career Opportunities in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences) is a program that helps inform students about different career paths outside of academia. A group of Division students and administrators form the Career Development Committee. In the monthly seminar series, guest speakers discuss their own careers and provide insight and advice. The goal of the COBBS program is to graduate students who are well-rounded and competitive candidates in a wide variety of fields. (Emory Report Article)
The Eighth Annual Graduate Division Student Research Symposium, which is organized and sponsored by the Division Students Advisory Council (DSAC), was held October 5, 2010. The following students received awards. For Oral Presentation: Michael Kelly (1st), Daniel Manvich (2nd), Victoria Jeisy Scott (3rd). For Poster Presentation: Maria Chacon Heszele (1st), Eileen Sawyer and Katie Vance (2nd), Debra Cooper and Tim Sampson (3rd). Congratuations to these students and to all who participated.
The Second Annual GDBBS Awards Banquet was held September 16, 2011 at the Druid Hills Golf Club. The following students received awards: Stephanie Zlatic (Graduate Career Award), Michael Mina (Outreach/Community Service Award), Kristi Porter (Professional Leadership Award), Erica Bozeman (Student Mentor Award), James Burkett (Student Teaching Award). The following students received the Student of the Year Award from their programs: Connie Arthur (BCDB), Mary Katherine Harrison (GMB), Erin West (IMP), William Kaiser III (MMG), Christopher Vellano (MSP), Silvia Eufinger (NHS), Meriem Gaval Cruz (NS), and Peter (Pierre) Ankomah (PBEE).
Sarah Brosnan (alumni) was the recipient of the Baylor Alumni Association's 2009 Herbert H. Reynolds Outstanding Young Alumni Award. (Article)
Alexandra Mercante was awarded a Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority fellowship to support her participation in the 2009 Multi-Drug Efflux Systems Gordon Research Conference.
Two GDBBS alumni were among twenty-two scientists recently selected as Pew Scholars (Anthony Richardson and Ann Morris). GDBBS faculty member Christine Dunham was also among those selected (she is a member of the BCDB and MSP Programs).
Andrea Conlisk-Sharma (alumni) received the J. Virgil Peavy Memorial Award in both 2005 and 2006. The award is presented by the Society for Neuroscience.
Dana Crawford (alumni) was selected as one of "Tomorrow's PIs" by Genome Technology. She was one of 31 young scientist named as up-and-coming principal investigators.
A sample of first author student publications:
Second year student Karen Siegel has co-authored a book published by Oxford University Press entitled Sick Societies: Responding to the global challenge of chronic disease. This book is the first to synthesise the growing evidence-base surrounding chronic disease, comprehensively addressing the prevention and control of chronic diseases from epidemiologic, economic, prevention/management, and governance perspectives.
Kaiser, WJ, JW Upton, AB Long, D Livingston-Rosanoff, LP Daley-Bauer, R. Hakem, T Caspary, ES Mocarski. 2011. RIP3 mediates the embryonic lethality of caspase-8-deficient mice. Nature 471: 368-372. (See also the review article)
Lan*, F, RE Collins*, R de Cegli, R Alpatov, JR Horton, X Shi, O Gozani, X Cheng and Y Shi (*These authors contributed equally). 2007. Recognition of unmethylated histone H3 lysine 4 links BHC80 to LSD1-mediated gene repression. Nature 448(7154): 718-722.
Yang, SH, PH Cheng, H Banta, K Piotrowska-Nitsche, JJ Yang, EC Cheng, B Snyder, K Larkin, J Liu, J Orkin, ZH Fang, Y Smith, J Bachevalier, SM Zola, SH Li, XJ Li and AW Chan. 2008. Towards a transgenic model of Huntington's disease in a non-human primate. Nature 453(7197): 921-4.
Other students and alumni have received national press for their publications:
Alumni Valerie Horsley was interviewed in the Journal of Cell Biology (February 23, 2009 edition).
Barber DL, Wherry EJ, Masopust D, Zhu B, Allison JP, Sharpe AH, Freeman GJ, and Ahmed R. Restoring function in exhausted CD8T cells during chronic viral infection. Nature. 2006 Feb 9;439 (7077):682-7. This paper was named as one of the "All-Time Top 10" most interesting articles by The Faculty of 1000 Biology (F1000). It was listed as #5 on this list and #1 on the "All-Time Top 10 in Immunology" category.
Will Clower (alumni) has published two books on healthy eating: "The Fat Fallacy" and "The French Don't Diet". He recently addressed an audience at Emory University on his mediterranean approach to wellness (view telecast).
The Division strives to provide a well rounded education for our students:
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