Isaiah Poritz

Executive Editor | [email protected] | Isaiah Poritz (22C) is from Salt Lake City, Utah, majoring in political science. Outside of the Wheel, Poritz is a reporter for the Georgia News Lab, an investigative journalism collaborative. He previously interned CBS News and the Salt Lake City Weekly. He is a die-hard Utah Jazz fan and he loves coffee.

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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Police: Two People Injured in Car Crash on Eagle Row

Courtesy of Nathan Furukawa A single-vehicle crash on Eagle Row sent two individuals to the hospital Sunday night, according to Emory Police Department (EPD) Lt. L. H. Vaughn. The car collided with a pole located off the road near Peavine Parking Deck. The passengers’ medical conditions are not known. Nathan Furukawa, a Centers for Disease [...]

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