Emory receives record $628 million in external research funding for FY 2017

Researchers at Emory University received $628 million from external funding agencies in fiscal year 2016-2017. This marks the eighth consecutive year that research funding has exceeded $500 million, and with an increase from $574.6 million in FY16, is the largest amount of research funding in Emory's history.

Federal agencies awarded $384 million, or more than 61 percent of the total, led by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with $320 million in awards. NIH funding represented more than 83 percent of total federal dollars awarded to Emory.

Researchers in Emory's Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC) received more than $584.8 million in FY17, or more than 93 percent of the University total, with $353.7 million in federal funding, including $307.7 million from the NIH. The WHSC includes schools of medicine, public health, nursing, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Winship Cancer Institute and Emory Healthcare.

Among the examples of Emory's externally funded research projects in fiscal year 2017 was Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, which earned the comprehensive cancer center designation from the National Cancer Institute, reflecting its laboratory research, clinical trials program, and population-based science. Pictured was Winship researcher and CB faculty member, Dr. Greg Lesinski.

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