Kofi Stiles

I am a science writer and communicator. Allowing others to learn about new research and the natural world has always been a passion of mine. I understand the value of effective communication in matters of science and strive not only to inform but also to educate my audience with accuracy and enthusiasm.

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Emory PhD graduate receives 2020 MacArthur Fellowship

Tressie McMillan Cottom, a Laney Graduate School alumna, has received a 2020 MacArthur Fellowship in recognition of her work to shape discourse on issues related to race, gender, education and digital technology. Video from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Tressie McMillan Cottom, who earned her PhD in sociology in 2015 from Emory’s Laney Graduate School, has received a 2020 MacArthur Fellowship for her work “shaping discourse on highly topical issues at the confluence of race

Erica Harris receives the Eleanor Main Student Mentor Award

The Laney Graduate School is proud to announce Erica Harris as a 2020 Eleanor Main Student Mentor Award recipient. Harris is graduating with a PhD in Population Biology, Ecology, and Evolution (PBEE). Throughout her graduate experience, she has received numerous research opportunities, grants, and awards and has demonstrated dedication to mentorship that extends beyond guiding students at Emory. Named in honor of the late Dr. Eleanor Main, a transformative leader at Emory, and a devoted advocat

Michael Vaughn receives the Eleanor Main Student Mentor Award

The Laney Graduate School is proud to announce Michael Vaughn as a 2020 Eleanor Main Student Mentor Award recipient. Vaughn is graduating with a PhD in Sociology and a Certificate in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. During his six years in the Laney Graduate School, Vaughn has mentored both undergraduate and graduate students through his research, teaching, and academic advisement. Named in honor of the late Dr. Eleanor Main, a transformative leader at Emory, and a devoted advocate for g

Laney Graduate Student named Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellows

Graduate student Crystal Grant is participating in the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program in Washington, D.C. This is a two-part feature on graduate students Crystal Grant and Daniel Desautels who were named Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellows by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. From Jan 21 to April 10, graduate student Crystal Grant is particip

International and interdisciplinary experiences prove pivotal to graduate student's research

Laney Graduate School Sociology doctoral student Emily Pingel admitted that as an undergraduate studying anthropology, she was often intimidated by the thought of participating in the overseas ethnographic work of her professors. As a graduate student, however, doing fieldwork abroad became pivotal to her research. Pingel was always enamored with conducting in-depth interviews for her research projects. She primarily focused on medical anthropology and her desire to understand how medicine and

Harris Named AMA President | Emory University | Atlanta GA

Psychiatrist Patrice Harris 98MR, adjunct assistant professor in Emory’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, is currently the 174th president of the American Medical Association (AMA), the first African American woman to hold that title. Harris has experience as a physician, a public health administrator, and a medical society lobbyist. She is spearheading the AMA's efforts to end the opioid epidemic and has been chair of the AMA Opioid Task Force since its inception in 2014.

Even serious injury couldn’t stop immunologist’s path to PhD

Laney Graduate School student Morgan Barham had almost completed her research when an accident left her unable to even hold a pipette. But she persevered, finishing her PhD and mentoring underrepresented students in STEM. Morgan Barham’s path toward her doctoral degree in biomedical sciences began when undergraduate immunology courses sparked a passion that ended her desire to attend medical school and become a pediatrician. While pursuing her bachelor’s degree at Saint Augustine’s University-

Laney Graduate Student named Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellows

Graduate student Crystal Grant is participating in the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program in Washington, D.C. This is a two-part feature on graduate students Crystal Grant and Daniel Desautels who were named Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellows by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. From Jan 21 to April 10, graduate student Crystal Grant is particip

Harnessing Potential: How the Salaita Lab Refines Researchers

Since opening his Emory lab in 2009, Khalid Salaita, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and PhD program faculty in Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering, has used nanotechnology to understand the physical forces that cells exert as they interact with one another. Since opening his Emory lab in 2009, Khalid Salaita, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and PhD program faculty in Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering, has used nanotechnology to understand the physical

Brent Allman receives the Kharen Fulton Award

Brent Allman, a fourth-year student in the Population Biology, Ecology and Evolution doctoral program, has been named the Laney Graduate School’s 2019-20 Kharen Fulton Diversity Awardee. Established to honor a longtime Laney Graduate School employee who championed the recruitment and success of diverse cohorts of master’s and doctoral students, the award recognizes students who contribute to diversity and inclusion at the university. Allman grew up in southern California where, as an adolescent

How the Global Teaching Fellowship elevates training for graduate students

Travel played a significant role in Mike Lehman’s growth as a person and in his overall career trajectory. Lehman grew up in the small beach community of Destin, Florida. He never realized the limitations of his worldview until he began traveling throughout the US as a percussionist for competitive drumlines after high school. His time as a percussionist peeked his interest in experiencing more of the world. Lehman’s first international travel experience occurred in 2009 as an undergrad at the

Dr. James T. Laney to receive peace award for diplomacy with Korea

Former Emory University President James T. Laney will receive the World Methodist Council’s 2019 Peace Award. Since 1977, the World Methodist Council, representing 80 million Methodists globally, has honored individuals who contribute to peace, reconciliation, and justice. The award acknowledges Dr. Laney’s efforts to promote peace between North and South Korea. Dr. Laney’s legacy is etched in the history of Emory University. From 1969 to 1977, he served as dean of the Candler School of Theolog
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