WHSC Research Office

David Stephens, MD
David S. Stephens, MD,
Vice President for Research
Woodruff Health Sciences Center

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Research in the Woodruff Health Sciences Center is led by Vice President David S. Stephens, MD. Dr. Stephens and his staff focus on:

  • Growth of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research throughout the WHSC and Emory University;
  • Development of bold, innovative research initiatives;
  • Enhancement of strategic themes within the WHSC, with the other units of the University, and among local, regional, national and international partners;
  • International research collaborations and opportunities;
  • Intellectual property and technology transfer;
  • Infrastructure and systems support;
  • Innovative research training and career development.

The WHSC research enterprise is guided by the Research Advisory Council, consisting of research leaders from the health sciences and other areas of Emory University.


electronic Biomedical Interactive Resource Tool (eBIRT) The electronic Biomedical Interactive Resource Tool (eBIRT) is a web-based application for research resource discovery. For researchers, eBIRT serves as a "one-stop virtual shop" for research resources, such as laboratory services, equipment, software, consultation services, training opportunities, and more. For resource providers, such as service centers and cores, eBIRT offers a platform to advertise research-related services and products. More information is available at ebirt_support@emory.edu and http://ebirt.emory.edu.

Research News E-newsletter

Research News spotlights the latest developments in health sciences research at Emory. The newsletter points to recent news releases, feature articles, multimedia features like Sound Science, and research-related web sites. An archive of past issues is available.

Research News E-newsletter

Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute (ACTSI)ACTSI is a multi-institutional research and clinical trials partnership, including Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine and Georgia Institute of Technology, along with other community collaborators. Through ethical community engagement, focused education and training, and innovative support of discovery, the ACTSI aims to rapidly and efficiently translate scientific discoveries to impact all populations of the Atlanta community.