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Collaborating Centers at Emory

CFAR

The Center for AIDS Research at Emory is funded by the National Institutes of Health (P30 AI050409) to help expand the breadth and depth of NIH-funded research in HIV/AIDS. Additional funding is provided by the Georgia Research Alliance, the Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and multiple units of Emory University.

The CFAR provides research facilities, institutional infrastructure and leadership, support for the recruitment and development of faculty, communications and sharing of scientific findings, and the promotion of interactions between CFAR members and with outside institutions and the community through an Administrative Core, a Developmental Core, and five Science Cores: Biostatistics & Biomedical Informatics, Clinical Research, Immunology, Prevention Science, and Virology & Molecular Biomarkers.

CFAR Cores provide: 1) expert consultations, 2) developmental and requested research services, 3) access to shared equipment and research space, 4) provision of biological, chemical, labware, and documentary materials, 5) training, and 6) seed grant funding.

Pediatrics

Pediatric research is thriving and expanding in Atlanta through a unique, multi-institutional initiative. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine have formed a close partnership that combines the clinical strengths of the nation's largest pediatric healthcare provider (Children's) and the research strengths of a leading academic medical center (Emory University).

Transplant Center (link to transplant.emory.edu)

The Emory Transplant Center has earned a reputation of clinical excellence and advanced research. The Center’s research funding continues to grow and research dollars received from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have nearly tripled over the last six years. Researchers at the Emory Transplant Center strive to integrate clinical and academic advances, offering extraordinary accomplishments in the field of transplantation. Research conducted by faculty of Emory's Division of Transplantation is done under the auspices of the Transplant Immunology Laboratory, and include programs specific to kidney, pancreas, heart, liver, lung, bone marrow, and composite tissue transplantation.

Winship Cancer Center

Emory’s primary focus on translational research, fuels the rapid development of discoveries in the laboratory into advances in patient care. Supported by a collaborative infrastructure, modern facilities, and programs of wide breadth and depth, highlights of research within Winship at Emory include:

Basic Science Research is conducted to help doctors better understand what causes a disease, to analyze how current treatments work, and to develop potential new therapies.
Basic science research is done in laboratories using beakers and test tubes, not people. Investigators look at the micro - the cellular and molecular level of life - to better understand the macro, such as diseases and disorders. While the implications for discoveries in basic research are sometimes unknown, discoveries by basic science researchers become the foundation for important breakthroughs in medical treatments and diagnostic technologies.

Research Groups at Winship are comprised of a cross-section of disciplines and most are engaged in clinical or basic research and most are collaborators on translational research projects. Areas of research include cancer prevention, oncology, cancer genetics and more.

A group of seven core facilities provide high technology services and support to investigators within the research groups and research programs at Winship and Emory. With the vast resources in Atlanta and the southeast and the strong collaborative partnerships developed with Georgia Tech, The American Cancer Society, Yerkes Primate Center, and The Center for Disease Control, Georgia Cancer Coalition, and Georgia CORE. These cross-cutting initiatives provide a fertile environment and community network that is helping us maximize access to cancer clinical trials and supporting patient care close to home.

Yerkes

The Yerkes National Primate Research Center conducts essential basic science and translational research to advance scientific understanding and to improve the health and well-being of humans and nonhuman primates. They provide 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.

The Center houses nearly 3,400 nonhuman primates between two locations at its main center on Emory's Atlanta campus and its field station in Lawrenceville, Georgia, as well as 12,000 rodents in the Yerkes vivarium at the main center. These animals are critical to the Center’s research in the fields of microbiology and immunology, neurologic diseases, neuropharmacology, behavioral, cognitive and developmental neuroscience, and psychiatric disorders. Yerkes-based research programs are seeking ways to: develop vaccines for infectious and noninfectious diseases; treat drug addiction; interpret brain activity through imaging; increase understanding of progressive illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases; unlock the secrets of memory; determine how the interaction between genetics and society shape who we are; and advance knowledge about the evolutionary links between biology and behavior.