Partnering for the greater good

For almost two centuries, Emory and Atlanta have enjoyed synergistic paths to first national and now global recognition.

Emory’s collaborations with Atlanta neighbors such as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Task Force for Global Health, the Carter Center, and CARE produce trailblazing work that serves humanity and improves conditions—locally and globally.

Emory also partners with international, Atlanta-based businesses such as Delta Airlines and The Coca-Cola Company to train the next generation of world leaders and innovators with a global perspective instilled with a commitment to excellence and integrity.

James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Description: This image depicts the exterior of CDC's 'Tom Harkin Global Communications Center' located on the organization's Roybal Campus in Atlanta, Georgia.

Developing global health strength

In 1947, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), known at the time as the Communicable Disease Center, made a token payment of $10 to Emory University for 15 acres of land on Clifton Road in Atlanta where CDC headquarters is located today. Both institutions knew great things would result from being neighbors. Indeed, other health-focused institutions flocked to the region, and Atlanta developed into the public health capital of the world.

Atlanta Partnerships

  • The Carter Center
  • Delta Airlines
  • The Task Force for Global Health
  • American Cancer Society
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
  • US Department for Veterans Affairs: Atlanta VA Medical Center
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Center for Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Georgia Research Alliance
  • Atlanta Regional Commission
  • Central Atlanta Progress
  • Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
  • DeKalb Chamber of Commerce
  • Regional Business Coalition of Metropolitan Atlanta
  • Clarkston Community Health Center
  • Atlanta Braves
  • Atlanta Falcons
  • Atlanta Hawks
  • Morehouse School of Medicine
  • WABE
  • Georgia State University
  • Atlanta Public Schools
  • The Zeist Foundation
  • SunTrust Foundation
  • Turner Foundation
  • Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance
Carter Center

Joining forces for impact

The Carter Center and Emory University have been partners for more than 36 years. This unique union between a nongovernmental organization and a higher education leader creates dynamic opportunities for Carter Center experts to teach at Emory and for Emory faculty and students to participate in the center’s work. Together, our reach has improved the lives of millions in poor and conflict-ridden countries through disease prevention, peace work, and the strengthening of human rights and democracy.

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