Source: NorthFulton.com

Emory University’s Department Of Pediatrics ranked in top 5 for research grants

by Staff Reports

February 22, 2014

ATLANTA – Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta announced that its primary academic partner, the Department of Pediatrics in Emory University School of Medicine, was ranked fifth in the 2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) rankings for pediatrics according to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research.

The NIH is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world, granting more than 80 percent of its budget to researchers in more than 2,500 universities, hospitals and research institutions around the world.

The nearly $27 million in total NIH grants will help Children’s and Emory researchers continue their revolutionary efforts to develop new treatments or cures for diseases such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, cancer, epilepsy, diabetes and autism.