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  • "In a time of national redefinition and debate of healthcare policies, quality initiatives, and research funding, the Department of Surgery at Emory is adapting rather than reacting to change. We are accomplishing diverse goals in limited time frames, often splitting single objectives into clinical, research, educational, and quality branches." MORE»»

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According to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, which publishes ranking tables online of annual NIH funding, the Emory Department of Surgery ranked 9th in NIH awards for all departments of surgery nationwide in 2015. This was an uptick in funding compared to 2014, when the department placed 12th. FULL STORY.

During a recent White House meeting devoted to the progress of President Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative, Dr. Jonathan Woodson, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, referred to the Surgical Critical Care Initiative as an example of the potential promise of the research effort. Drs. Timothy Buchman and Christopher Dente are the research partnership's Emory-based investigators. FULL STORY.

Dr. Craig Coopersmith was a member of an international task force of experts that has redefined the terms "sepsis" and "septic shock" to facilitate earlier recognition and more timely management of patients with sepsis or at risk of developing sepsis. FULL STORY.