Researchers within Geriatrics and Gerontology serve as investigators within several funded centers across campus including: the Atlanta VA Center for Visual and Neurocognitive Rehabilitation, the VA-funded Birmingham/Atlanta Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC), the John A. Hartford Foundation funded Southeast Center of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine (SCEGM), the NIA P-50 Alzheimer's Disease Research Center within the Department of Neurology, and the Emory Center for AIDS Research.
The Emory Center for Health in Aging has stimulated active research collaborations and is funded by the Woodruff Health Sciences Center and a HRSA Geriatric Education Center grant.
The Atlanta VA Medical Center has an extensive array of geriatric clinical programs, including a teaching nursing home (100-beds), a home-based primary care clinic, a geriatric outpatient care clinic, outpatient and inpatient consultative palliative care clinics, and specialty clinics in geropsychiatry, urinary incontinence, and neuropsychology.
The Atlanta VA's research program, jointly administered by the Atlanta Research and Education Foundation, involves over 600 projects, conducted by more than 140 principal investigators, four of whom are prestigious VA Senior Career Scientists, with a total grant funding of more than $28 million from VA and non-VA sources.
Several faculty serve as investigators in the Birmingham/Atlanta Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) and the Rehabilitation Research & Development Center of Excellence for Visual and Neurocognitive Rehabilitation.
Emory University is a resource rich environment with the ability and past history of accomplishment in geriatric clinical programs and research on aging. Among the centers for specialized research and study are:
The Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute is an inter-institutional magnet that concentrates basic, translational, and clinical investigators, community clinicians, professional societies, and industry collaborators in dynamic clinical and translational research projects.
Emory has engaged two of its close academic partners in metropolitan Atlanta - Morehouse School of Medicine and Georgia Institute of Technology - to form the Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute (ACTSI) which is funded through a NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA).