26 Facts About Emory University

1. Emory University has over 13,200 faculty and staff members and over 133,000 living alumni.

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2. Emory University has a partnership with Coca-Cola in which they pledged 3 million dollars over a 5-year period for "Service for Learning" which projects that Emory student volunteers participate to help preserve nature trails, create urban farms, as well as restore neighborhood parks.

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3. Emory University has numerous club sports and a variety of recreational and competitive intramural teams.

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4. Emory University Cares International Service Day brings together students, alumni and other community members to volunteer at a number of projects organized by Emory and its many partners around the city of Atlanta and in cities worldwide.

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5. Emory University received the 2008 Presidential Award for General Community Service, which is the highest federal recognition given to higher education institutions for their commitment to community service, service-learning and civic engagement.

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6. Emory University routinely hosts arts events in the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts that are open to the Emory and Atlanta communities.

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7. In 2015, Emory University received a $15 million grant from the Wounded Warrior Project in order to establish the "Warrior Care Network" and develop innovative approaches to treat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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8. In 2015, Emory University received a three-year, $2.2 million grant from the CDC to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, including Ebola, in health-care facilities.

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9. Emory University is a global leader in Ebola research and treatment.

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10. In 2015, an Emory University-led research consortium received a five-year, 15 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health to research human immune responses to Varicella zoster virus and pneumococcal vaccination.

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11. In 2015, Emory University was one of four institutions selected by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for its seven-year, multimillion-dollar Tuberculosis Research Units program, which aims to drive innovation in tuberculosis research and reduce the global burden of the disease.

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12. In 2015, Emory University was made a member of the CDC's Prevention Epicenters Program, a research program in which CDC's Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion collaborates with academic investigators to conduct innovative infection control and prevention research.

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13. Emory University has a strong partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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14. Emory University leads the nation in the number of students with Kirschstein-National Research Service Award pre-doctoral fellowships from the National Institutes of Health.

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15. In 2015, Emory University received $572.4 million from external funding agencies.

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16. Emory University is a member of the Association of Research Libraries.

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17. Emory University offers a dual master's degree in social work with the University of Georgia.

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18. Emory University offers a five-year dual degree program in engineering, in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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19. Emory University offers highly selective honors programs for high-performing undergraduates in most areas of concentration.

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20. Emory University helped the nation prepare for war by participating in the V-12 Navy College Training Program and Army Specialized Training Program, programs designed to supplement the force of commissioned officers in the United States Navy and United States Army.

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21. Emory University organized a medical unit, composed of medical school faculty and medical alumni, that would be known as Emory Unit, Base Hospital 43.

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22. Emory University has a Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education status of R1: "highest research activity" and is cited for high scientific performance and citation impact in the CWTS Leiden Ranking.

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23. Emory University has the 16th largest endowment among the list of colleges and universities in the United States by endowment.

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24. Emory University has a growing faculty research partnership with the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.

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25. Emory University maintained a presence in Oxford that eventually became Oxford College, a residential liberal arts college for the first two years of the Emory baccalaureate degree.

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26. Emory University is a private research university in the Druid Hills neighborhood of the city of Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

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