Research Summary

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Scientists in the Woodruff Health Sciences Center received more than $584.8 million in sponsored research funding in fiscal year 2017 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 vaccine research centers; the Emory Center for AIDS Research; the Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance; 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, Global Health Institute, Heart and Vascular Center, Center for Comprehensive Informatics and Brain Health Center.

Emory is a partner in two state collaborations of academia, business, and government: the Georgia Research Alliance and the Georgia Cancer Coalition. 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 27 products in the marketplace and 12 more in human clinical trials. At least 55 start-up companies have resulted from licensing of Emory technologies. Over the past two decades, Emory has received more than $806 million in licensing revenues from drugs, diagnostics, devices, and consumer products.