Academic Partners

Emory University, a top-ranked private institution recognized internationally for its outstanding liberal arts colleges, graduate and professional schools, and one of the world's leading health care systems, is located on a beautiful campus in Atlanta, Georgia's historic Druid Hills neighborhood.

The Georgia Institute of Technology, also known as Georgia Tech, is a top-ranked public college and one of the leading research universities in the U.S. Georgia Tech provides a technologically focused education to more than 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students in fields ranging from engineering, computing, and sciences, to business, design, and liberal arts.

The Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), located in Atlanta, Georgia, was founded in 1975 as the Medical Education Program at Morehouse College. In 1981, MSM became an independently chartered institution. MSM is among the nation's leading educators of primary care physicians and was recently recognized as the top institution among U.S. medical schools for its social mission. The faculty and alumni are noted in their fields for excellence in teaching, research, and public policy.

The The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education. Its motto, "to teach, to serve, and to inquire into the nature of things," reflects the University's integral and unique role in the conservation and enhancement of the state's and nation's intellectual, cultural, and environmental heritage.

Healthcare Partners

Atlanta VA Medical Center (VAMC), a Joint Commission and Magnet-designated medical facility sits on 26 acres in Decatur, Georgia - just minutes from downtown Atlanta. The main medical center is a level 1A tertiary care facility providing patient-centered healthcare via an array of comprehensive medical, surgical, geriatric specialty services, as well as state-of-the-art diagnostic testing throughout 14 sites of care.

Whether treating a toddler in an emergency or supporting a teen through chemotherapy treatments, Children's is dedicated to the care of each patient. It's through teamwork at every level of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and with you, the family, that they are able to achieve excellence in pediatric care.

Most Atlantans know Grady for its trauma and emergency services. As the region's premier level I trauma center, Grady makes sure full trauma surgical teams are in the hospital 24/7 - ready when you need them.

As the largest health care system in Georgia and the only health network in the state that brings together a full range of hospitals, clinics, and local practices, Emory Healthcare is committed to providing patients and families with better, more collaborative care for all of their medical needs.

Community Physician's Network is an academic community partnership between Morehouse School of Medicine and affiliated physicians in the community whose practice include at least 30% minority patients. Membership is open to physicians of all specialties.

Today, Morehouse Medical Associates has re-emerged as Morehouse Healthcare and is comprised of more than 100 practicing physicians. All physicians are full-time clinical faculty at Morehouse School of Medicine with residents and medical students as an extension of the practice. The integration of the practice with Morehouse School of Medicine residents and students maximizes the healthcare provided and grants an academic advantage exclusive to the next generation of physicians.

Key Science Partners

The Atlantic Pediatric Device Consortium (APDC) is one of seven FDA-funded pediatric device consortia awarded in 2013. A collaboration between Georgia Tech, Emory University, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and Virginia Commonwealth University, APDC provides a national platform to translate ideas through its product development pathway all the way to commercialization.

The Georgia Department of Human Services formed in July 2009, delivers a wide range of human services designed to promote self-sufficiency, safety and well-being for all Georgians.

Georgia Bio, founded in 1989, is a non-profit, membership-based organization that promotes the interests and growth of the life sciences industry. Members include companies, universities, research institutions, government groups, and other industry associations involved in discovery and application of life sciences products and related services that improve the health and well-being of people throughout the world.

Georgia Research Alliance is an independent non-profit (501c3) organization closely aligned with Georgia's Department of Economic Development and works with the following partner universities: University of Georgia, Georgia Regents University, Emory University, Clark Atlanta University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, Mercer University, and Morehouse School of Medicine.

Kids and Families Impacting Disease Through Science (KIDS) is an advisory group of children, adolescents and families focused on understanding, communicating and improving medicine, research and innovation for children. KIDS is a collaboration between the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Section on Advances in Therapeutics and Technology, local AAP Chapters, children's hospitals, local schools and other partners.

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