Major Initiatives

Emory + Government

We're pleased to share a few examples of some of Emory's major initiatives with federal, state, and regional government partners.

DC Research Initiative

Emory is showcasing the important relationship between the university and the federal government.

As Emory's largest external funder, the federal government invested more than $450 million in research happening here at Emory.

Drug Discovery at Emory demonstrates an extremely robust partnership. We are excited to show some of the major advancements that have happened thanks to federal investment in research.

From life-changing medications to methods of improving the treatment and care of our patients, Emory—thanks to federal research programs—has improved the lives of individuals across Georgia and across the world.

Georgia Memory Net

Georgia Memory Net is a statewide partnership among Emory, the Georgia Department of Human Services, other Georgia academic institutions, community organizations, professional associations, and the State Aging and Disabilities Resource Connection Network to address the state's growing need for definitive diagnosis and care of those with Alzheimer's and related dementias.

Funded by the state legislature in 2017, the program has established five regional diagnostic centers across Georgia that evaluate, diagnose, and assess current and future needs of affected individuals and their families.

The Government and Community Affairs team will continue to advocate for Georgia Memory Net, and we look forward to working with state legislators on this important program.

Clifton Corridor Transit Initiative

The Clifton Corridor Transit Initiative (CCTI) is a proposed light-rail connection from the Lindbergh Station of MARTA, Atlanta's public transit system, to Emory University's Druid Hills campus, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Atlanta Veterans Administration Medical Center, and other businesses in the area known as the Clifton Corridor.

The Clifton Corridor is the largest employment center in the region that lacks direct access to MARTA rail or to interstates.

The CCTI would provide access to thousands of job opportunities for people with all levels of experience and education that otherwise would be out of reach geographically.