WHSC Research Summary


Scientists in the Woodruff Health Sciences Center received $537 million in sponsored research funding in fiscal year 2015 within schools of medicine, public health and nursing, the Winship Cancer Institute, and Yerkes National Primate Research Center.

Key health sciences research centers funded by the National Institutes of Health include the Emory Winship Cancer Institute, a National Cancer Institute-designated center; the Emory Vaccine Center, one of the world's largest academic vaccine research centers; the Emory Center for AIDS Research; the Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute; the Influenza Pathogenesis & Immunology Research Center; the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and the Chemical and Biology Discovery Center.  

Other multidisciplinary centers and institutes include the Emory Transplant Center, Emory/Georgia Tech Predictive Health Institute, Emory Global Health Institute, Heart and Vascular Center, Center for Comprehensive Informatics and Emory Brain Health Center.

Emory is a partner the Georgia Research Alliance, a state collaboration of academia, business, and government. Other key research partners include the nearby Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Morehouse School of Medicine, and the University of Georgia.  

The WHSC is a national leader in technology transfer, with 39 products in the marketplace. At least 72 start-up companies have resulted from licensing of Emory technologies, with 53 companies still active and 44 based in Georgia. Over the past three decades, Emory has received more than $854 million in licensing revenues from drugs, diagnostics, devices, and consumer products.