Madison Hopkins

Madison Hopkins (23C) is a quantitative sciences and creative writing major from Charlotte, North Carolina. She is interested in pursuing biology research and volunteers as an assistant in the Gerardo lab at Emory. In her free time, she enjoys reading and writing fantasy and science fiction.

Emory Researchers Awarded NIH Grant to Develop Air Sensors for Detecting SARS-CoV-2 Viruses

In Emory’s Atwood Chemistry Center, Associate Professor of Chemistry Khalid Salaita and his lab are developing cutting-edge technology to detect COVID-19 particles using indoor air sensors.  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) granted Emory University $883,000 in December 2020 to develop a device using a technology the Salaita lab has dubbed “Rolosense,” which would detect [...]

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Georgia Alters Vaccination Plan, Emory COVID-19 Cases Fall

Georgia changed its statewide vaccination plan on Feb. 25, removing the tier-wise system previously implemented to determine vaccine eligibility. The new system will instead identify individual groups as they become eligible moving forward. On March 8, Pre-K and K-12 teachers and staff, “adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their caregivers” and “parents of children [...]

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COVID-19 Cases Decline but Many Remain in Quarantine

Emory experiences slight decrease in cases Emory continues to record a decline in COVID-19 cases among students, faculty and staff, reporting 40 cases this week, eight fewer than the previous week. This represents an almost 26% decline from two weeks ago, when the University recorded 54 cases. Of these, 20 were off-campus students, 11 were [...]

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University to Restrict Some Websites for Non-Compliant Students on Emory Network

Updates to compliance measures for spring semester Students who fail to schedule a test for a particular week will have their Wi-Fi access to some websites restricted, according to executive director of Emory Student Health Services Sharon Rabinovitz.  The penalty is part of the University’s various enforcement mechanisms to ensure on-campus students undergo weekly screening [...]

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COVID-19 Cases Peak at Highest Point Since March

Within the last week, Emory reported 54 new cases, about twice as high as its highest weekly total from the fall semester. The largest portion of cases were made up of off-campus students at 26 cases. There was one off-campus faculty case. On-campus cases, recorded at various facilities and residence halls, consisted of nine students, [...]

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