Founded in 1966, the Woodruff Health Sciences Center is named for the legendary leader of the Coca-Cola Company, Robert W. Woodruff. It includes three schools, a national primate research center, a cancer institute, a global health institute, and the most comprehensive health care system in Georgia. The center is a component of Emory University, and many of its facilities are located on Emory’s main campus, five miles east of downtown Atlanta. The center also has clinical facilities throughout metro Atlanta and the state.
The tripartite and interdependent mission of the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center is:
- Through research, to create new knowledge in the basic biomedical and clinical health sciences and apply that knowledge to improve health and health care services.
- Through education, to provide programs of excellence to students and professional trainees in the biological sciences, medicine, nursing, and public health.
- Through health care services, to improve methods of prevention, treatment, and health care delivery and to provide the highest quality health care to our patients and our communities.
The Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center encompasses those components of Emory University responsible for patient care, education of health professionals, research affecting health and illness, and policies for prevention and treatment of disease.
Woodruff Health Sciences Center Components
- Emory University School of Medicine
- Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
- Rollins School of Public Health
- Yerkes National Primate Research Center
- Winship Cancer Institute
- Emory Global Health Institute
- Emory Healthcare (EHC)
For more information, see Woodruff Health Sciences Center At a Glance 2019