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Emory is recognized as one of the nation's leading research universities. We maintain collaborative partnerships with a host of neighboring organizations such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Recognition: 2017

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National Academy of Medicine

Emory faculty members Allan Levey, MD, PhD, and Robert F. Brieman, MD, were elected to the National Academy of Medicine’s 2017 class of leading health scientists and international members, recognizing their outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

NIH Award$51 million to Emory, Morehouse School of Medicine, the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Georgia (UGA), for the Emory-led Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA).
Research funding awards$628 million, including $584.8 million for health sciences, in FY2017

Recognition: 2016

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National Academy of Medicine

Emory faculty members Deborah W. Bruner, RN, PhD, and K.M. Venkat Narayan, MD, MSc, were elected to the National Academy of Medicine’s 2016 class of leading health scientists and international members, recognizing their outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

NIH Award$30 million to Emory, Johns Hopkins, and Colorado State universities, with partial funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, for a multi-country, randomized, controlled field trial to assess the impact of cleaner burning cooking stoves on household air pollution and health in four low- and medium-income countries.
Research funding awards$574.6 million, including $540 million for health sciences, in FY2016

 

Highlights

NameAchievement
Cancer  Winship Cancer Institute is Georgia's only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center
CardiologyCo-development of lifesaving procedures including angioplasty and drug-eluting stents, and newer technologies such as off-pump surgery
CentersAlzheimer's Disease Research Center, Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute, The Carter Center, Center for AIDS Research, Emory Vaccine Center, Winship Cancer Institute, and Yerkes National Primate Research Center, among many others
Emory and Georgia TechExtensive collaboration between Atlanta's two Association of American Universities member schools includes the No. 2-ranked Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Emory/Georgia Tech Regenerative Engineering and Medicine Center, Emory/Georgia Tech Predictive Health Institute and Emory/Georgia Tech EPA Clean Air Research Center
HIV treatmentMore than nine in 10 HIV patients in the United States who are on lifesaving therapy take Emtriva (emtricitabine) or 3TC (lamivudine), both drugs created at Emory
HIV vaccineOne of the leading vaccine candidates against HIV was developed at the Emory Vaccine Center and the Yerkes National Primate Research Center
Infectious diseasesOne of eight NIH-sponsored Vaccine Evaluation and Treatment Units conducting clinical trials nationally; One of six NIH-funded Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance
Neuroscience  Development of brain mapping to guide deep brain stimulation for the treatment of Parkinson's and dystonia, and discovery of the gene responsible for fragile X syndrome, the most common cause of inherited intellectual disability
PartnersAmerican Cancer Society, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia Research Alliance, Task Force for Global Health, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among many others
Research excellenceThirteen Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholars, and about one in three of some 150 Distinguished Cancer Clinicians and Scientists, conduct their distinctive work at Emory.
Scientific research spaceTwo million square feet, the equivalent of about 46 acres or 35 football fields
Technology transfer1,400+ active technologies, 1,000+ pending patent applications, 300+ active licenses, 70+ start-ups (fiscal 2015)
Yerkes National Primate Research Center Yerkes, where students pursue internships and research opportunities, is one of only eight centers of its kind to be funded by National Institutes of Health

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