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Research Funding Hits $628 Million

Researchers at Emory received $628 million from external funding agencies last year, marking the eighth consecutive year that research funding has exceeded $500 million.

Growing from $574.6 million last year, this is the largest amount of research funding in Emory’s history.

Federal agencies awarded $384 million, or more than 61 percent of the total, led by the National Institutes of Health with $320 million. NIH funding represented more than 83 percent of total federal dollars awarded to Emory.

“Despite continued funding challenges at the federal level, our research programs have continued to attract support because of demonstrated groundbreaking results and the promise of future discoveries with the potential to change the face of science and medicine,” says David Stephens, vice president for research in Emory’s Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC).

Researchers in the WHSC received $584.8 million last year, more than 93 percent of the university total, with $353.7 million in federal funding.

Emory School of Medicine received $355.7 million, the Rollins School of Public Health received $131.7 million, Yerkes National Primate Research Center received $79 million, and the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing received $15 million.

Examples of Emory’s externally funded projects included the following:

• Earning a comprehensive cancer center designation from the National Cancer Institute for Emory’s Winship Cancer Institute, reflecting its research, clinical trials, and population-based science.

• Investigating improved post-transplant drug regimens for organ recipients through the Emory Transplant Center.

• Studying 3q29 deletion syndrome, a genetic mutation associated with an increased risk for schizophrenia and other neuropsychiatric conditions.

• Working to decrease HIV incidence and improve the well-being of infected individuals through continued support of the Emory Center for AIDS Research. 

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