Basic scientists, clinical researchers, and clinicians in the Department of Medicine work side-by-side to address fundamental problems in human disease. Their collaborative efforts enable them to take mechanistic discoveries to preclinical testing and first-in-man clinical trials. Cross-cutting programs include regenerative medicine, vaccine testing and development, immunology and inflammation, outcomes and health services research, and the molecular basis of disease.

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The Department of Medicine's nine divisions have funded investigators who study clinically relevant questions from all perspectives.

We also operate world-renowned research centers for basic, translational, and clinical research related to physiology, therapeutics, and diseases pathogenesis.

Clinical Trials

We are proud to offer a large number of clinical trials for patients and potential patients. For questions regarding a specific clinical trial, please contact the name of the principal investigator listed in the contact information section of the trial.  

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has selected Emory University to lead a new effort aimed at developing vaccines and other therapies to combat infectious diseases.

David S. Stephens, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Medicine will serve as the ID leadership group’s principal investigator along with Kathleen Neuzil, MD, professor of medicine and pediatrics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

FY19 Research by the Numbers

$121 million in research funding (FY19)

978 faculty publications

16 active NIH K awards and 46 active RO1s

448 active clinical trials with 37,677 enrollees

Featured Research Zebrafish: Mini Monsters of Cardiac Regeneration

After a heart attack, cardiac muscle cells die because they are deprived of blood and oxygen. In an adult human, those cells represent a dead end. They can’t change their minds about what kind of cell they’ve become.

In newborn babies, as well as in adult fish, the heart can regenerate after injury. Why can’t the human heart be more fishy? At Emory, researcher Jinhu Wang is seeking answers, which could guide the development of regenerative therapies.

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