ACTSI is built on partnerships and collaborations across the city, state, and nation. ACTSI forged links with Atlanta and Georgia institutions, agencies, organizations, networks, and programs involved in human health and research as well as national collaborations. These partnerships are fostering successful cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional training, research, and community engagement.

Academic Partners

Emory University

Emory University, recognized internationally for its outstanding liberal arts colleges, graduate and professional schools, and one of the Southeast's leading health care systems, is located on a beautiful, leafy campus in Atlanta, Georgia's historic Druid Hills suburb.

Morehouse School of Medicine

Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), located in Atlanta, GA, 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 our social mission. The faculty and alumni are noted in their fields for excellence in teaching, research, and public policy.

Georgia Institute of Technology

Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is a leading research university committed to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology. Ranked as the #7 best public university, Georgia Tech provides a focused, technologically based education to more than 21,500 undergraduate and graduate students.

Healthcare Partners

Emory Healthcare

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.

Morehouse Healthcare

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.

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (Children's)

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.

Atlanta VA Medical Center (VAMC)

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.

Morehouse School of Medicine Community Physician's Network

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.

Key Science Partners

Yerkes National Primate Research Center (located at Emory)

For eight decades, the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, has been dedicated to conducting essential basic science and translational research to advance scientific understanding and to improve the health and well-being of humans and nonhuman primates. Today, the center, as one of only eight NIH-funded national primate research centers, provides leadership, training, and resources to foster scientific creativity, collaboration, and discoveries. Yerkes-based research is grounded in scientific integrity, expert knowledge, respect for colleagues, an open exchange of ideas, and compassionate quality animal care.

Office of Nursing Research (Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing)

The Office of Nursing Research (ONR) is comprised of a service-oriented dedicated team of professionals who provide comprehensive support for the development of grant applications, the conduct and management of projects, and the dissemination of results. ONR is led by Associate Dean for Research, Dr. Elizabeth Corwin, and services include: idea generating brainstorming consultation; budget development; proposal development and submission management; statistical and editorial support; proposal mock review; and post-award management. ONR activities mindfully dovetail with the school's faculty mentoring program and with key research and education centers in the school.

Georgia Research Alliance

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.

Georgia Bio

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.

Prevention Research Centers (PRC) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The PRC program directs a national network of 26 academic research centers, each at either a school of public health or a medical school that has a preventive medicine residency program. The centers are committed to conducting prevention research and are leaders in translating research results into policy and public health practice. These centers have rich capacity for the community-based, participatory prevention research needed to drive the major community changes that can prevent and control chronic diseases.

Emory-Georgia Tech Health Innovation Program (HIP)

The Healthcare Innovation Program (HIP) is an interactive network among members of ACTSI that provides information, resources, and community connectivity to support and enhance innovation in healthcare research, education, and service. Key topics include quality, cost and access to health services across the contexts of providers, payers, and recipients.

Offered ACTSI Letters of Support

American Cancer Society

For over 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, ACS helps people stay well and get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.

Association of Black Cardiologists

Founded in 1974, the Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc., (ABC) is a non-profit organization with an international membership of 2,500 health professionals, lay members of the community (Community Health Advocates), corporate members, and institutional members. The ABC is dedicated to eliminating the disparities related to cardiovascular disease in all people of color. Today, the ABC's public and private partnerships continue to increase our impact in communities across the nation.


CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. They place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty.

Georgia State University

Georgia State University, an enterprising urban public research university, is a national leader in graduating students from widely diverse backgrounds. Centered in the historic financial hub of downtown Atlanta, the university provides more than 32,000 students with unsurpassed connections to the city's business, government, non-profit, and cultural organizations.

Grady Health Systems

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.

Metro Atlanta Chamber

From recruiting businesses to tackling policy issues, MAC's efforts in metro Atlanta are designed to promote prosperity and growth for you and your business.

MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta

MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta informs, connects, and coaches technology entrepreneurs enabling them to rapidly transform ideas into world-changing companies. They are a global network of local organizations, inspired by MIT, and open to the world. Their vision is to build a better world by accelerating the creation and growth of world-class technology companies.

Phoebe Putney Health System

Phoebe Putney Health System is a not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system that serves more than 500,000 residents in Southwest Georgia. Phoebe's facilities, advanced medical technologies, and treatments, as well as our highly qualified professionals, have distinguished us as a health care leader.

Saint Joseph's Hospital

Saint Joseph's Hospital offers a full service line of medical specialties. Combined with a state of the art facility, innovative technology, and a commitment to compassionate care and clinical excellence, Saint Joseph's provides the best in comprehensive patient-and family-centered care.

Winship Cancer Institute

Seeing over 14,000 patients a year, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is Georgia's only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center and serves as the coordinating center for cancer research, education, and care throughout Emory University.

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