Research Administration

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Research in the Woodruff Health Sciences Center is led by Vice President David S. Stephens, who oversees the WHSC research enterprise and leads planning activities that enhance research programs and collaborations throughout the WHSC and Emory University.


David S. Stephens, MD

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

Research in the Woodruff Health Sciences Center is led by Vice President David S. Stephens. 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.

Research News

The research communications team spotlights the latest developments in health sciences research at Emory. The team develops news releases, feature articles, a monthly research round-up article, and research-related website content.

Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA)

CTSA unites the strengths of its academic partners, Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine, the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Georgia (UGA). Georgia CTSA is one of 64 Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) at major academic medical centers across the country, funded by the National Institutes of Health's National Center for Advancing Translational Science, and is the only CTSA in Georgia. Georgia CTSA has improved health care and research for Georgia citizens through collaboration with the Grady Health System, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta VA Medical Center, Georgia Research Alliance, Georgia Bio, and multiple community medical groups throughout the state.

The Emory Office of Research Administration, led by Robert Nobles, DRPH, MPH, CIP, Vice President for Research, supports the research enterprise of the entire university. The research administration website includes an annual report, a newsletter and links to component offices.

Emory ORA Web Site