Researchers at Emory University received $572.4 million from external funding agencies in fiscal year 2015, a 9.69 percent increase over last fiscal year. This marks the sixth consecutive year that research funding has exceeded $500 million.
Researchers in Emory's Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC) received $537 million in FY15, or nearly 94 percent of the University total, with $348.4 million in federal funding, including $286.5 million from the NIH.
When his vision started to deteriorate, it was a devastating blow to Ian Crozier, a 44-year-old doctor infected with the Ebola virus while treating patients in Sierra Leone at the height of the epidemic in the summer of 2014.
A lot remains unknown about Crozier's left eye. Does it still harbor the Ebola virus? Is that what made his iris turn from blue to green? Was Crozier an outlier, or do many Ebola survivors have remaining live virus in their eyes? All that is known, definitively, is that after very nearly taking his life, Ebola then tried to steal his sight.
Emory Medicine Magazine
Hiding in Plain Sight
A visionary partnership between Emory and Georgia Tech serves as a blueprint for collaboration between private and public research universities. This collaborative network attracts top researchers whose work enriches lives around the world.
Emory and Georgia Tech, which are Atlanta's only members of the prestigious Association of American Universities, together spent nearly $1.25 billion on scientific research last year. They support about 50,000 jobs altogether. And as members of the Georgia Research Alliance, they have started a combined 70 companies and introduced some 60 products.