Morningside Center for Innovative and Affordable Medicine

The Morningside Center for Innovative and Affordable Medicine (Morningside Center) is an interdisciplinary unit within the Woodruff Health Sciences Center at Emory University consisting of a core group of staff, and affiliated faculty from across Emory. Extending the vision of GlobalCures Inc., a non-profit medical research organization, the Morningside Center was created to promote research, education, and advocacy for effective and affordable medical treatments.

Our Mission

To develop practice changing treatments that are effective, affordable and non-toxic by adopting financial orphans (i.e. pursuing clinical development of scientifically promising ideas that are lying fallow due to lack of financial incentive)

Our Plan

With an initial focus on cancer in multi-disciplinary efforts, we will

  • identify and prioritize promising financial orphan interventions
  • design clinical studies, identify investigators, fund (and/or help find resources to implement) studies ready for human testing
  • fund critical pre-clinical experiments, for ideas not yet ready for clinical studies
  • develop novel study designs to enhance rapidity of data gathering, optimize cost effectiveness and reflect real world circumstances
  • publish data that influences treatment guidelines and reimbursement
  • engage in advocacy and education efforts around these untapped opportunities regionally, nationally and globally

Our Values

  • Laser-sharp focus on patient benefit and safety
  • Openness of mind to evaluate any financial orphan ideas - however unusual - that have the potential to help patients

The Morningside Center is supported by the generosity of the Woodruff Fund, Inc. and the Morningside Foundation