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Burroughs Wellcome Fund award creates new Ph.D. path linking laboratory and population sciences
Date:11/18/2008

ciences, our university is ideally positioned to become fully engaged in this pioneering program with our students and faculty."

Students will enroll in the Emory Graduate School and will align with existing PhD programs or with a new proposed PhD program in predictive health in Emory School of Medicine and the Rollins School of Public Health. Emory College will be a key participant, along with collaborators at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Georgia Institute of Technology. A collaboration with the Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute also involves the Morehouse School of Medicine, Kaiser Permanente of Georgia and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Lisa A. Tedesco, PhD, dean of the Graduate School, is excited about the project. "The M2M program brings together faculty and resources from many areas to train a new generation of scientists who can approach biomedical research with a new level of comprehensive and interconnected skill and expertise," she says. "It is an excellent example of reconfiguring graduate education to address difficult problems at a new level, and we are pleased to be a part of it."

Emory and partner institutions will provide an extensive background of related research projects, partnerships, and research and educational infrastructure that will enrich the new M2M training program. These include, among others, the Emory/Georgia Tech Predictive Health Institute, Emory Global Health Institute, the Hubert Department of Global Health and the Department of Epidemiology in the Rollins School of Public Health, the Emory Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, the joint Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory, and the Emory-led Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute (ACTSI).

The program initially will include four tracks, although others could be included as the program develops:

  • Predictive Health
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Contact: Holly Korschun
hkorsch@emory.edu
404-727-3990
Emory University
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