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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.

Recent Recognitions

NameAchievement

National Academy of Medicine

Sanjay Gupta, Emory President Claire E. Sterk, Allan Levey and Robert F. Brieman were recently elected to the National Academy of Medicine, leading health scientists and international members, recognizing their outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

NIH Awards$381 million in total awards in FY19, representing nearly 85 percent of total federal dollars awarded to Emory.  
Research funding awards$689.1 million in FY19

 

Highlights

NameAchievement
Cancer  Winship Cancer Institute is Georgia's only National Cancer Institute-designated and comprehensive 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 nine NIH-sponsored Vaccine Evaluation and Treatment Units conducting clinical trials nationally; One of five 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 excellenceTwelve Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholars conduct their distinctive work at Emory
Scientific research spaceTwo million square feet, the equivalent of about 46 acres or 35 football fields
Technology transfer1,600+ active technologies, 1,000+ pending patent applications, 320+ active licenses, 90+ start-ups
Yerkes National Primate Research Center Yerkes, where students pursue internships and research opportunities, is one of only seven centers of its kind to be funded by National Institutes of Health

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