Bright lights, bigger dreams 


From the dean

Five words on the cover of this book appear time and again throughout the pages that follow: commitment, knowledge, curiosity, compassion and opportunity. Taken together, they sum up what we are all about in Emory University School of Medicine, each a different tack to get to the same destination, i.e., service to humanity.

The sense of a shared goal, of being on the same path, of working toward the same end, permeates all we do here and supplies a steady source of joy and optimism even in times of economic challenge.