Emory-Children’s Pediatric Research Center Awards Grants for Research and Career Development

As partners in research, Emory University, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Georgia Tech have awarded more than $1.5 million in grants for pediatric research and career development through the Emory-Children’s Pediatric Research Center


ATLANTA – As partners in research, Emory University, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Georgia Tech have awarded more than $1.5 million in grants for pediatric research and career development through the Emory-Children’s Pediatric Research Center.

The 2011 pilot grants, provided by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, will help support research in cancer and blood disorders, cardiovascular biology, cystic fibrosis, endothelial biology, lung biology, clinical outcomes and public health, technology innovation, immunology and vaccines, and transplant immunology. The pilot award funds are designed to stimulate new research projects and build new collaborations in child health-related research areas.

“We are pleased to work across Emory University, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Georgia Tech to be able to support such promising research,” says Paul Spearman, MD, chief research officer at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and vice chair of Research for the Department of Pediatrics in Emory University School of Medicine. “This is just the beginning of our investment in medical discoveries that will improve the health of children in Georgia and throughout the world.”

The center also awarded two mentored career development grants, which are designed to provide funds for the career development of junior faculty physician-scientists. These “career development awards are funded jointly by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine.

The funding of these grants coincides with the official groundbreaking of the Health Sciences Research Building on the Emory campus on Wednesday, June 15. The new building will serve as home to many research programs in the Emory-Children’s Pediatric Research Center, providing the necessary infrastructure for investigators conducting research to improve the quality of care and develop better treatments for Georgia's pediatric population.





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Tags: General News, Emory-Childrens Center, Research
Published: Tuesday, March 27, 2012