Each Department of Medicine division has funded investigators who study important, clinically relevant questions from all perspectives. In fiscal year 2019, these research programs received of total of $121 million in total funding.

Research Funding

Department of Medicine faculty receive approximately 20-25 percent of the School of Medicine's extramural research funding each year. We maintain a sustained effort to recruit the best researchers in each division and to invest in ongoing research programs. 

We also enjoy close collaborations with other non-campus and sister institutions, including the Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center, the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionGeorgia Institute of TechnologyChildren's Healthcare of Atlanta and the Atlanta VA Medical Center.

Featured Research HIV/AIDS

The HIV/AIDS research program strives to improve treatment for HIV infection, develop approaches to possibly cure HIV, test methods to prevent HIV infection and to develop an effective HIV vaccine. The research also includes improving the effectiveness of currently available therapies through decreasing treatment disparities among populations and through increasing retention of infected patients in care. Much of the research is done through collaborations with the Rollins School of Public Health, the Emory Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), the Emory Vaccine Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the Grady Health System, the Veterans Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the countries of Georgia, Kenya, Rwanda, Thailand, and Zambia. Clinical trials for treatment, prevention and vaccine testing are primarily coordinated through the Emory-CDC HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Unit (CTU).

Learn more: Emory Center for AIDS ResearchEmory Vaccine CenterEmory-CDC HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Unit, and Rwanda/Zambia HIV Research Group.

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