Graduate schools and programs in Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center received high national rankings in the U.S. News & World Report's 2008 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools" guide. These rankings will be reported in the newsstand book and the April 9 issue of U.S. News & World Report due on newsstands April 2.
Emory's Rollins School of Public Health was ranked 7th in the country among schools of public health. Emory University School of Medicine ranked 23rd among research-oriented medical schools and 38th among primary care-oriented medical schools. The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing ranked 26th.
Emory's joint program of biomedical engineering with Georgia Tech -- the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory -- was ranked 2nd in the nation.
"Emory is very pleased to have a unique partnership with Georgia Tech, resulting in this nationally recognized program that combines a public and a private institution and the expertise of medicine and engineering," says Thomas J. Lawley, MD, dean of Emory University School of Medicine.
"Our continued ranking as one of the top schools of public health in the nation is a reflection of the dedication and excellence of our faculty and of our highly qualified and diverse student body," said Rollins School of Public Health Dean James W. Curran, MD, MPH.
Several health-related programs were ranked in the top ten nationally, including the physician assistant program, ranked 3rd and the physical therapy program, ranked 8th, both allied health programs in Emory School of Medicine. The nursing-midwifery program in the School of Nursing ranked 8th.