The Future of Research in the Woodruff Health Sciences Center

Future of research

Emory’s groundbreaking successes in biomedical discovery, coupled with extraordinary growth in research funding, infrastructure, and personnel over the past decade provide an opportunity to build even greater research excellence.


The world’s leading universities contribute to human development by disseminating established knowlege and creating new knowledge through research and discovery. Research excellence is a fundamental goal of Emory University and the Woodruff Health Sciences Center.

Maintaining success and building momentum in research in the Woodruff Health Sciences Center will require long-term institutional investment, continual strategic thinking, and a firm appreciation of the immense value of the research enterprise.

The WHSC Research Strategic Plan is designed to position the institution for the highest level of achievement in creating and sharing new knowledge.

Over the past year more than 100 WHSC research faculty and clinical and academic leaders have worked collaboratively to develop strategies and institutional objectives for research. Their collective voice, which endeavors to translate the value of research into action and progress over the next five years, is reflected in this plan.

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Research Strategic Plan