Emory University receives million-dollar grants for healthcare

Main Quad on Emory University’s primary Druid Hills Campus, including the Michael C. Carlos Museum on the right. Photo obtained via Wikimedia Commons

Recently, two of Emory University’s healthcare services were granted big sums of money to continue their efforts.

The Wounded Warrior Project recently awarded Emory with a $29.2 million grant over five years for post-9/11 Veteran patients with PTSD, traumatic brain injury, depression, and anxiety.

The grant money is going to the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program, which is in collaboration with the Wounded Warrior Project’s Warrior Care Network. Funds will go to support current treatment as well as space expansion and an increase in treatment capacity.

“Veterans and service members from across the country who qualify for the program are treated at no cost,” stated a recent press release, “giving them access to a wide range of services including daily individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, wellness services, finance and career classes, and various recreational activities.”

To find out more about the Emory Healthcare Veterans program, check out: emoryhealthcare.org/veterans or call: 1-888-514-5345.

In addition to the Wounded Warrior Project’s grant, Hemophilia of Georgia recently donated $10 million to the university, founding the Hemophilia of Georgia Center for Bleeding & Clotting Disorders of Emory, which features a “state-of-the-art clinic” in Midtown.

The center has 7,500 square feet of clinic, a space where patients can receive care as well as a space for the physicians and staff. This includes eight exam rooms, video conferencing in conference rooms, a fully stocked physical therapy gym and more, according to a recent press release.

To go with a renovated space, the grant money will also go to help train physicians, further research, and develop services provided by the clinic.

“Hemophilia of Georgia has long supported and partnered with Emory and its bleeding disorders services, research, education and care teams,” MD, professor and chair of the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine, Sagar Lonial said in a recent press release. “We are honored to receive this gift, which will provide expanded clinic space uniquely configured to support the multidisciplinary care team, along with support for ongoing education, training and translational/clinical research.”