Supporting a research infrastructure



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Charity care in Emory Healthcare

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• Emory University Hospital Midtown
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• Emory Wesley Woods Hospital
• Winship Cancer Institute

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Serving locally and globally


Economic impact

Woodruff Health Sciences Center

In fiscal year 2013-2014, research awards in the Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC) totaled $483 million.

For example, Emory’s designation was renewed as one of the nation’s nine NIH-sponsored Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units, which together are receiving contracts worth up to $135 million annually over seven years to develop and evaluate therapeutics, vaccines, and diagnostics for infectious diseases. In partnership with the University of Georgia, Emory received a contract to renew funding of the Emory-UGA Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance, with potential funding of $26.7 million over seven years. The Emory-CDC HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) received renewal of a seven-year NIH CTU designation, with expected core funding of more than $12.7 million. Emory also will receive more than half of a $12 million NIH award to study genetics of schizophrenia, $7.2 million from NIH to discover proteins altered by Alzheimer’s to identify new therapeutic targets, and 3.3 million from NIH to study functional genomics of HIV infection, among other awards.

While costs of doing research are covered in part from agency and foundation grants, the WHSC underwrites many of the facility and infrastructure expenses related to this work. Last year, for example, the WHSC invested approximately $109.5 million in research costs unrecovered from research sponsors. Such research benefits society at large and creates thousands of jobs but also requires a sustained, dedicated financial commitment from Emory.


In 2013-2014, the Woodruff Health Sciences Center invested approximately $109.5 million in research costs unrecovered from grant sponsors.


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