Emory University faculty and staff conduct research across every discipline. The Emory News Center recently published a summary of highlights of recent grant awards and published research findings.
Summary of Grants from Emory News Center:
A $5 million, five-year Specialized Center for Research (SCOR) grant to the Winship Cancer Institute multiple myeloma team from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
A $3.5 million, five-year grant to study synaptic changes and imbalanced neural activity in Parkinson’s disease. The grant originates from the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and is committed to neuroscientists Yoland Smith and Thomas Wichmann. This project includes both non-human primate experiments (Yerkes National Primate Research Center) and a longitudinal ultra-high field MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) study of patients with Parkinson’s disease at the University of Minnesota.
A 2.5 million, four-year grant to Emory neuroscientists led by Stella Papa, associate professor in the School of Medicine, and Stephen Traynelis, professor of Pharmacology study changes in striatal projection neurons in animal models of Parkinson disease.
A $1.1 million grant from the CDC to researchers in the School of Medicine to identify prevention methods for health care-associated infections. The project leverages Emory’s unique experience with the safe care of patients with Ebola virus disease and human factors evaluations of high-level personal protective equipment (PPE) use.
About Emory University
Emory University is a private research university in Atlanta, Georgia. The university was founded as Emory College in 1836 in Oxford, Georgia by the Methodist Episcopal Church and was named in honor of Methodist bishop John Emory.
The largest healthcare system in the state of Georgia, Emory Healthcare comprises seven major hospitals, including the internationally renowned Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown. The University operates the Winship Cancer Institute (NCI Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center), Yerkes National Primate Research Center and many disease and vaccine research centers. Emory University is the leading coordinator of the U.S. Health Department’s National Ebola Training and Education Center. The university is one of four institutions involved in the NIAID’s Tuberculosis Research Units Program. The International Association of National Public Health Institutes is headquartered at the university and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Cancer Society are national affiliate institutions located adjacent to the campus. The university is partnered with the Nobel Peace Prize winning Carter Center.