Windows of Opportunity

If you’ve been touched by a story or stories in this issue of Emory Magazine, these windows can open up ways for you to turn your inspiration into action. Here you’ll see how you can invest in the people, places, and programs you’re reading about. Gifts to Emory produce powerful, lasting returns; they help create knowledge, advance research, strengthen communities, improve health, and much more. Find your window. 

Help Chronicle History

If you’re interested in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference archives covered in Rebecca Burns’s article, or in human rights struggles throughout history, you should know that Emory’s Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library is building nationally recognized collections that document the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the South. This critical mass of materials—including papers, records, books, and buttons like the ones pictured here—will preserve the LGBT community’s history and struggle for civil and human rights.

You can help MARBL acquire, preserve, and share these documents. To learn how, contact Alex Wan at 404.727.5386 or

More Bobby Jones

Since the Robert T. Jones Jr. Program began, 230 students have been chosen as Bobby Jones Scholars and Fellows. Most of them describe the experience as transformative. The Bobby Jones Advisory Committee and Laney Graduate School Dean Lisa Tedesco have a plan to expand the Jones program to reach more students at Emory and Georgia Tech. The expansion plan includes two endowments, one for the Jones Program in Ethics and one for the Jones Biomedical Engineering Fellows.

For information about investing in these programs, contact Katie Busch at 404.727.1521 or

Vacation Bible School, 2.0

Candler School of Theology’s Youth Theological Initiative (YTI) celebrates its twentieth anniversary this summer. “Candler led by taking on this ‘laboratory’ in theological education, before other seminaries decided to try it,” says Elizabeth Corrie 96T 02PhD, who directs YTI. “It’s an example of Candler’s foresight and commitment to the next generation of leaders in the church and theological education.”

To learn more, contact Jessica DuBois at 404.727.0058 or

Healthy Transitions

As you will read in this issue of Emory Magazine, the Emory Adult Cystic Fibrosis program is one of the best in the nation. What you may not know is that the program is one of many pediatric-to-adult transition programs at Emory that provide education and coordination of care for patients and their families.

For information about how you can support these programs, contact Margaret Lesesne at 404.778.4632 or

Honoring Veterans

Emory student Nick Gibson climbed with the first all-US military expedition to help raise awareness for veterans’ issues; Emory Law students have established a pro bono clinic for Georgia veterans; and nursing students are training with the VA. What can you do to help Emory help veterans? Consider a scholarship gift to Goizueta Business School to help a veteran earn an MBA; contact Jeff Colburn at 404.727.7573 or Or, support Emory’s Department of Emergency Medicine, where researchers are conducting groundbreaking work on traumatic brain injury; contact Stacia Brown at 404.727.9030 or

Counselors in Training

A recently launched training program in Emory’s Department of Human Genetics is providing groundbreaking educational opportunities to future genetic counselors. In addition to coursework, the program provides clinic rotations in core areas and in specialty areas of genetics counseling. “These experiences have advanced my interpersonal counseling skills to a level that no class ever could,” said second-year graduate student Rebecca Napoliello. Scholarship support helps make such deep and broad exposure possible. If you’re interested, contact Stacia Brown at 404.727.9030 or

Gray Matters

Emory neurosurgeon Robert Gross uses neuromodulation—employing electronic devices to stimulate regions of the brain—to treat epilepsy and other movement disorders. Neuromodulation for epilepsy patients keeps the brain in a stable state from which seizures will not arise. He and his colleagues Helen Mayberg and Mahlon DeLong, who pioneered these techniques for treating resistant depression and Parkinson’s disease, respectively, are launching the next generation of brain devices.

To learn more about opportunities to support their research, contact Kathryn Carrico at 404.727.2512 or

Fighting Cancer

To learn more about how you can support the work going on at the new Emory Proton Therapy Center or any of the great work in cancer research and care going on at the Winship Cancer Institute, contact Vicki Riedel at 404.778.5939 or

Cheering Section

The Emory Eagles finished second in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Division III standings for overall athletic excellence, capturing the national championship in women’s swimming and diving and finishing second in women’s soccer and tennis, fourth in men’s golf, fifth in men’s swimming and diving, and fifth in tennis.

You can champion Emory Athletics with your gift. Contact Andrew Christopherson at 404.712.4682 or

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