In January, the federal government is scheduled to enact automatic budget cuts that will affect almost every category of national spending. Among the cuts will be funds for research, and that has Georgia universities nervous.
Emory University and other Atlanta partners are launching a new autism research center using an $8.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The Autism Center of Excellence will bring together more than 25 researchers and physicians in eight laboratories.
Both sides in the talks between dockworkers and East Coast ports aren't talking to the media while contract negotIations prepare to start up again next week. But logistics and labor experts are weighing in on a potential work stoppage that could idle thousands of workers in the state.
Atlanta native Ann Uhry Abrams has authored four books, and her latest is called “Formula For Fortune”. It focuses on Asa Candler, the founder of Coca-Cola, and follows how he and his children were instrumental in the development of Atlanta. GPB's Ellen Reinhardt sat down with Abrams to talk to her about this remarkable family.
Emory University is set to get about $7 million for its part in an intensive national effort to develop a vaccine against HIV and AIDS. The goal is to accelerate vaccine development by supporting multidisciplinary research into immune responses that prevent or contain HIV infection.
2007 Pulitzer Prize winner Natasha Tretheway was named by the Library of Congress Thursday. She is the second Poet Laureate from the South, the first African-American in 17 years and one of the youngest ever. Tretheway cites Robert Penn Warren as an inspiration. Warren was named poet laureate in 1986.
The Emory University School of Medicine has received a commitment for a $5 million gift for its pediatrics department. The money from the Marcus Foundation, Inc., will be used to create the Marcus Society in Pediatrics.