Our Institutions

We are a pediatric research alliance that engages the strengths of a number of institutional partnerships, including Emory University, Georgia Tech, Morehouse School of Medicine, the Georgia Research Alliance, and others. The overarching goal of our strategic plan is to enhance the health of children through innovative research efforts.

Our major partners in this effort are:

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta enhances the lives of children through excellence in patient care, research, and education. Children's was formed in 1998 when Egleston Children's Healthcare System and Scottish Rite Medical Center joined to form a unified healthcare system. In February 2006, Hughes-Spalding Children's Hospital joined the healthcare system. Children's is a not-for-profit organization serving the needs of patients from all walks of life.

Emory University is one of the nation's leading research universities. Emory University is an inquiry-driven, ethically engaged and diverse community whose members work collaboratively for positive transformation in the world through courageous leadership in teaching, research, scholarship, health care and social action. The Department of Pediatrics of Emory University School of Medicine is a key partner in research with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, serving as the academic home for many joint initiatives in clinical and basic research.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation's leading public research universities. Groundbreaking research is underway in dozens of labs across campus, focused on producing technology and innovation that will help drive economic growth while improving human life on a global scale. With top-ranked programs in the sciences, engineering, computing, architecture, and related areas, Georgia Tech is committed to educating future leaders in science and technology.

Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), located in Atlanta, Ga., was founded in 1975 as the Medical Education Program at Morehouse College. In 1981, MSM became an independently chartered institution. MSM is among the nation’s leading educators of primary care physicians and was recently recognized as the top institution among U.S. medical schools for our social mission. MSM's faculty and alumni are noted in their fields for excellence in teaching, research and public policy.