Emory University exploring loss with virtual ‘grief’ event

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“Science of Grief” will explore loss, hope and creativity amid the coronavirus pandemic

Update: "Science of Grief" has already aired live, but Emory University's portion of the stream can be watched here.

Months after announcing a partnership with Science Gallery International, Emory University is teaming with the university network for "a multi-dimensional exploration of loss, hope and creativity during this crisis," according to a press release.

Emory University faculty and health care providers will collaborate with Science Gallery to host the virtual program “Science of Grief.”

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The virtual program will be streamed from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29 on Science Gallery Dublin's YouTube page. In addition to Emory personnel, scientists and artists from Science Gallery Detroit (Michigan State University) and Science Gallery Dublin (Trinity College) will be featured.

Emory’s hour of the webcast will begin at 4:30 p.m. It will focus on new coronavirus research, Emory health care providers’ experiences and Emory faculty’s expressions of art.

Among the participants are physician and researcher Aneesh Mehta, who is treating patients with COVID-19, Nadine Kaslow, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences who will talk about understanding the mental health toll and physician and researcher Evan Anderson, who will provide an overview of the vaccine trials.

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View the complete schedule here.

“This event perfectly aligns with our fundamental goals of bringing together Emory’s leading innovators in arts and science to support our communities,” said Deborah W. Bruner, senior vice president for research at Emory in a statement. “So many are grappling with a sense of loss. As an academic research institution, we can do our part to both validate and mitigate those feelings.”

The three-hour event is expected to be the first in an ongoing web series about grief and the science behind it.

Science of Grief
3:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29; Emory's hour is at 4:30 p.m.
Science Gallery Dublin's YouTube page

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