Global Health

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    August 30, 2016 | Ebola survivor urges nursing students to cultivate compassion

    Two years after being treated at Emory University Hospital for Ebola virus disease, Nancy Writebol returned to Emory to address a packed audience of future nurses for the 111th convocation of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing.

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    August 26, 2016 | Ebola survivor speaks at Emory nursing convocation

    Almost two years to the day she was released from Emory University Hospital, Ebola survivor Nancy Writebol returned to campus to thank the doctors and nurses who treated her so successfully.

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    August 25, 2016 | Missionary treated for Ebola to speak at Emory nursing school event

    Aid worker and Ebola survivor Nancy Writebol, who was treated for the virus at Emory University Hospital, will serve as the keynote speaker at Emory's nursing school convocation Friday.

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    August 4, 2016 | Ebola survivor Nancy Writebol to speak at nursing school convocation

    The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory will observe its 111th convocation on Friday, August 26th from 10am to 11am at Emory's Glenn Memorial.

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    July 28, 2015 | Emory marks first anniversary of Ebola care

    As Kent Brantly slowly makes his way into Emory University Hospital on Aug. 2, 2014, amidst an avalanche of media coverage, he becomes the first person with Ebola virus disease treated in the United States -- propelling Emory into the international spotlight and beginning a journey of clinical care, research and education that continues to this day.

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    April 26, 2015 | 'Team Ebola' to receive DAISY award for exceptional nursing

    The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) and the DAISY Foundation will award "Team Ebola" of the Emory University Hospital Serious Communicable Disease Unit (SCDU) with the National Patient Safety Foundation's DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Members of "Team Ebola" will receive the award for their care of critically ill patients diagnosed with Ebola virus disease at the NPSF Patient Safety Congress, which takes place April 29-May 1 in Austin, Texas.

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    April 24, 2015 | Ebola care in the U.S.: Emory nurses set the standard

    The image is iconic. As news helicopters hover overhead, physician Kent Brantly, clad head to toe in white protective gear, steps out of an ambulance and slowly enters Emory University Hospital to become the first patient treated for Ebola hemorrhagic fever on American soil. He contracted the Ebola virus while serving as a medical missionary in Liberia.

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    March 5, 2015 | Fulbright grant helps nursing professor improve maternal, newborn health

    Foster is packing her bags for Santiago, Chile, where she'll be working to improve maternal and newborn health in the Americas through a Fulbright grant.

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    March 3, 2015 | Emory's School of Nursing ranked in top 10 by U.S. News and World Report

    The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University ranked 10th among nursing schools in the "America's Best Graduate Schools" guide released today by U.S. News and World Report. This top ranking is the highest in the nursing school's history, and was based on new statistical and reputational data introduced for the first time this year by U.S. News.

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    February 4, 2015 | Emory after Ebola: Teachable moments

    When Emory students returned to campus in August for the start of the 2014-15 academic year, their arrival came only days after two historic departures: Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, the first patients with Ebola virus disease to be treated in the United States, had just been discharged from Emory University Hospital.

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    January 22, 2015 | Semester-long Ebola forum kicks off Jan. 26

    The Ebola Faculty and Community Forum -- a semester-long, multidisciplinary series backed by all nine schools that make up Emory -- begins Jan. 26 with a panel discussion of "Ebola: Past and Present in the U.S. and West Africa."

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    December 24, 2014 | HIV status disclosure linked to maternal prevention in rural Kenya

    Women living with HIV who had not disclosed their HIV-positive status to anyone had the lowest utilization levels of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) and maternal health services in rural Kenya, according to a new study.

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    December 12, 2014 | Emory School of Nursing alumni fight Ebola

    Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing alumni Crystal Johnson, RN, Laura Mitchell, RN, and Jason Slabach, RN, were among the medical team members treating Ebola patients at Emory University Hospital's Serious Communicable Disease Unit.

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    November 25, 2014 | When Emory went viral: Stories of Ebola

    Until early August 2014, cases of Ebola virus disease had not been seen or treated in the United States. All that changed when the first two American patients were brought for treatment to Emory University Hospital, where a special isolation unit (Serious Communicable Disease Unit) designed by Emory and CDC experts had been preparing for such a crisis for more than a decade.

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    October 22, 2014 | Study investigates risk and protective factors for preterm birth in African American women

    The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing received a five-year, $1.9 million award from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities to investigate risks and protective factors that contribute to high rates of preterm birth in African-American women.

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    September 26, 2014 | Emory nursing student looks at health and biodiversity in Madagascar

    Three days after passing her NCLEX exam last year, Emily Headrick 13N 14MN climbed aboard a plane that would carry her some 9,000 miles away to Ranomafana, Madagascar.