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The Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center

Named for the legendary leader of The Coca-Cola Company, Emory University's Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC) is an academic health science and service center focused on missions of teaching, research, health care, and public service.

Its components include schools of medicine, nursing, and public health; Yerkes National Primate Research Center; Emory Winship Cancer Institute; and Emory Healthcare, the largest, most comprehensive health system in Georgia.

Many WHSC facilities are located on Emory's main campus, five miles east of downtown Atlanta. Emory's Briarcliff Campus, one mile west of the main campus, is the site of Emtech Bio, a business incubator developed with Georgia Tech. Emory's Clairmont campus, one mile east of the main campus, is the site of residential facilities for patients' families.

The Woodruff Health Sciences has $2.3 in operating expenses, 18,000 employees, 2,500 full-time and 1,500 affiliated faculty, 4,500 students and trainees, and a $5.7 billion economic impact on metro Atlanta.

The Woodruff Health Sciences Center houses numerous research centers and institutes.

  • Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute
  • Chemical Biology Discovery Center
  • Center for AIDS Research
  • Center for Systems Imaging
  • Comprehensive Neurosciences Center
  • Core Labs
  • Emory-Children Center
  • Emory Eye Center
  • Emory Transplant Center
  • Emory Vaccine Center
  • Emory Heart and Vascular Center
  • Global Health Institute
  • Influenza Pathogenesis & Immunology Research Center
  • Predictive Health Institute
  • Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • Yerkes National Primate Research Center

In addition to the WHSC, Emory University includes Emory College of Arts and Sciences, Oxford College, a graduate school, and professional schools of business, law, and theology. Emory University's student body totals 12,755 (including students in the WHSC).