Emory School of Medicine
Emory School of Medicine’s goal is simple: to make people healthy. Emory physicians educate the next generation of doctors, advance and translate discovery to fight disease and improve health, and care for more than four million patients annually. Using one of the most student- and patient-centered curricula in academic medicine, the school trains one-quarter of all doctors practicing in Georgia. Ranked among the nation’s top 20 medical schools in National Institutes of Health research funding, Emory is a center for groundbreaking research.
Gifts to the school of medicine support this vital work. See the message from Dean Christian Larsen on this page to learn about some of the opportunities for charitable investment in 2013. Your support will help ensure healthy futures for the world’s children.
Dean’s 2013 Priorities
Philanthropy continues to make a difference during the School of Medicine’s leadership transition, says Dean Christian Larsen, who assumes his new role in early 2013. Larsen succeeds Thomas J. Lawley, who is retiring after 16 years and will continue to serve on the Emory faculty.Among the dean’s funding priorities at the School of Medicine in 2013 are the following.
Build the endowment. A strong financial foundation ensures the future capacity of the School of Medicine faculty to teach, research, and provide patient care. Endowed funds allow Emory to attract the most talented students now and in the future.
Increase discretionary spending. The Fund for Emory Medicine provides flexibility to invest in strategic priorities throughout the year. This funding targets the needs of the medical students as well as the doctors who teach them in the classroom, laboratory, and on hospital rounds.
Expand student support. Scholarships and fellowships attract the highest achievers who could not otherwise afford a medical education of Emory’s caliber. Funding gives medical students the freedom to serve the underserved, teach future physicians, find new treatments, and even change health policy.