Isaiah Poritz

Executive Editor | [email protected] | Isaiah Poritz (22C) is from Salt Lake City, Utah, majoring in political science. He is currently interning at CBS News and previously interned for the Salt Lake City Weekly. Outside of the Wheel, Poritz serves as a research assistant in the department of political science. He is a die-hard Utah Jazz fan.

CAPS to Hire 5 Additional Mental Health Counselors

Grace Shen, Contributing Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) hired three mental health counselors at the beginning of the semester and will take interviews for two more over the next two months, according to Assistant Vice President of Campus Life and CAPS Director Wanda Collins. The five additional hires will bump the number of CAPS clinical [...]

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Emory Professor Shares Prestigious Medical Award For Immunology Work

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Max Cooper was awarded the 2019 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award on Tuesday for his work in identifying the function of B- and T-cells, the major elements of an adaptive immune system. Cooper shares the award, which includes a $250,000 prize, with Jacques Miller, emeritus professor at the [...]

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Vice President of Campus Services to Leave Emory After 9 Years

Vice President of Campus Services Matthew Early will leave Emory on Sept. 13 to become the vice president of facilities management at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. Early is capping a nine-year term that began on Aug. 1, 2010, and oversaw all significant construction projects on the Emory and [...]

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Environmental Report Finds High Levels of Carcinogenic Toxin Near Oxford Campus

An assessment released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a model created by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) indicate hazardous concentrations of the cancer-causing toxin ethylene oxide in Covington, Ga., one mile from Emory’s Oxford campus. Ethylene oxide, a colorless and odorless chemical commercially used to sterilize medical equipment, is considered carcinogenic to [...]

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Biomedical Professors Fired Over Undisclosed Ties With China

Emory professors and co-lab leaders Li Xiaojiang and Li Shishua in the School of Medicine’s Department of Human Genetics were fired, and their laboratory was shut down after they failed to disclose grants they received from institutions in China.  The two professors are well known for their research on Huntington’s Disease using mouse and pig [...]

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