Impact

For the Greater Good

We put curiosity to good use, and we are hungry for the next idea that can make a difference. There is always something new to solve, so we’ll continue to tackle it with the best and brightest solutions to better lives throughout the world. 

COVID-19 Research

From Bench to Bedside

Weeks after the pandemic began, researchers across a wide variety of disciplines at Emory mobilized their resources and expertise to address various dimensions of COVID-19. Some began anew while others pivoted from their existing work on emerging infectious diseases to address the new coronavirus.

Coronavirus Research at Emory
Dr. Nadine Rouphael in blue-tinted lab
Student Research

From an Attic to the Smithsonian

A centuries-old whale jawbone, which is now the centerpiece of the Oxford College science building, is part of a multiyear research project that took Oxford students, alumni, and faculty on a trip to the Smithsonian.

Whale Bone Sparks Interdisciplinary Pursuit
faculty members on a building overlook above a massive whalebone jaw
Social Science Research

Surprising Facts about Fathers

Fathers can sometimes feel ignored in the conversation about parenthood. There’s more there than meets the eye, says Emory researcher and anthropologist James Rilling, whose Laboratory for Darwinian Neuroscience explores the feelings of new and experienced dads.

Fatherhood: an understudied role
father and son in blue shirts playing basketball outside their home
Historical Research

Documenting Slave Voyages

Led by Emory, a massive digital memorial shines new light on one of the most harrowing chapters in human history and helps American families and researchers worldwide in their quest to discover how and when millions of enslaved Africans arrived in the Americas.

Bringing history to life
photocopy image of 18th/19th-century manifest listing names, ages of enslaved people

Emory by the Numbers

90%
Of HIV patients in the US are on a drug discovered at Emory
1600+
Active tech innovations
159+
Research partnerships abroad
$600M+
In research awards brought to Georgia

Innovation Near and Far

Local

From providing $688 million in community benefits to improve the health care of Georgians to $151.5 million in charity care by Emory Healthcare in 2019, we recognize that change starts here.  

Nationwide

With 90,000 hours of community service and green initiatives that rank us among the top 10 universities in the country, our reach spreads well beyond Atlanta. 

Global

Over 24,000 participants in more than 2,100 active clinical trials—plus partnerships to help tackle some of the most dangerous diseases such as COVID-19—ensures our research can make a difference worldwide. 

A track record of research innovation