Biomedical Sciences in Atlanta
Atlanta is home to the headquarters of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For more than 60 years, the CDC has been at the forefront of protecting health and promoting quality of life worldwide through the prevention of disease, injury and disability. The CDC receives an estimated $9 billion in annual funding and employs more than 6,000 scientists and public health specialists.
Atlanta also hosts the headquarters of several national nonprofit organizations that focus on global health issues, including the American Cancer Society, the Carter Center, the American Arthritis Foundation and CARE. Georgia’s network of nearly 200 hospitals offers some of the nation’s most advanced healthcare services and facilities. In addition to partnering with the state’s research universities, many of these hospitals and healthcare systems provide a robust environment for clinical trials.
Partnerships across the state
Georgia Bio (GaBio), the Life Sciences Partnership, represents the interests of Georgia companies, universities and other industry associations involved in the discovery and application of bioscience products and related services.
The Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) brings together Georgia’s research universities, business community and state government to create opportunities that promote the growth of Georgia’s economy through scientific discovery. GRA’s programs help Georgia’s research universities achieve their full potential through the recruitment of world-class scientific talent, the development of sophisticated research infrastructure and the commercialization of university research and development.
The Georgia Cancer Coalition (GCC) leads the state’s effective use of resources to improve cancer prevention, early detection, screening and treatment.
Source: Georgia Department of Economic Development