Lauren Balotin

Lauren is an Environmental Science and Media Studies double major from Braselton, Georgia. She is a staff writer for the Emory Wheel, a member of Pi Beta Phi, president of Emory Running Club and a member of the Emory Environment Senate Committee. In her free time, she likes to play with her four dogs, including one named Kat!

Emory Doctors Volunteer in Hurricane Maria Relief

Several Emory physicians provided aid to individuals injured during Hurricane Maria. Emory School of Medicine’s Department of Emergency Medicine deployed eight faculty members and physicians to assist patients injured during Hurricane Maria, according to Sheryl Heron, vice chair of administrative affairs in the department. The patients were transported to Atlanta from the U.S. Virgin Islands [...]

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Emory Works to Eradicate Ebola Epidemic

In 2014, the U.S. health care system was “not at all prepared” for an outbreak like Ebola, but Emory still took in four patients in hopes of successfully treating them, according to Bruce Ribner, professor of medicine and the medical director for Emory University Hospital (EUH)’s Serious Communicable Disease Unit (SCDU). Three years after successfully [...]

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News Roundup | 9.27.17

Decatur Votes to Remove Confederate Monuments The Decatur City Commission voted Sept. 18 to support efforts to take down a Confederate monument built in 1908 that stands in Decatur Square, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC).  The decision follows two incidents of defacement, once in August when someone covered it in feces and once in [...]

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Jackson Wins Truman Scholarship, Emory’s First Since 2011

Emory’s first Truman scholarship recipient since 2011, Chelsea Jackson (18C) was one of 62 students nationwide to receive the award, Director of the National Scholarships and Fellowships Program Megan Friddle said. The award is granted to students who have demonstrated a commitment to public service from a young age, according to an April 12 Harry [...]

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Kloss Named First Chief of Staff

Emory has appointed the first-ever chief of staff for the Office of the President. Michael Kloss assumed his new role April 1, after University President Claire E. Sterk created the position based on her staffing needs and the practices observed at other institutions, according to Kloss. In his new post, Kloss orchestrates guest relations and [...]

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