Centers, Institutes and More

In addition to degree programs, Emory graduate students benefit from a wealth of entities dedicated to research and cross-disciplinary studies of many kinds. Below is a list of some of them. If you are looking for a center or affiliate closely connected with a particular program, check that program's website. 


Laney Graduate School is part of a leading national research university, located in a thriving metropolitan area with increasing ties across international borders. The research opportunities and resources available vary from partnerships with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- perhaps the world's leading public health organization -- to the Emory Center for Ethics, an international leader in the exploration of ethics dedicated to exploring how ethical issues underlie the decisions that shape our minds, lives and societies.

It can be bewildering to get an overview of all that is available. Below, you will find a few of the major partnerships that Emory is engaged in and that often involve graduate students. 

For more information, visit the Emory University research pages


Center for Behavioral Neuroscience

The CBN brings together the unique resources from a consortium of Atlanta colleges and universities in a nationally recognized program that seeks to (a) define the interaction of brain processes and complex behaviors, (b) create a cadre of interdisciplinary investigators focused on behavioral neuroscience, and (c) transfer relevant discoveries from the laboratory to the public.

The CBN is a partnership between Emory University, Georgia Tech, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, Spelman College, and Clark Atlanta University.

Emory-Tibet Partnership

The Emory-Tibet Partnership provides a solid basis for a joint quest to explore the frontiers of knowledge. Tibet is the repository for important ancient and living traditions of learning -- in the science of mind, in the nature of the person and the cosmos, and in medicine. Advances in the Western world in the natural and health sciences are now probing many of the same questions the Tibetan tradition has spent millennia investigating. Both sides recognize the tremendous potential of a genuine two-way exchange of people and ideas that encompasses the areas of culture, philosophy, religion, science and health. 

In February 2007, Emory University was honored to make the historic announcement that His Holiness the Dalai Lama will join Emory as a Presidential Distinguished Professor.

Office of University-Community Partnerships

Through teaching, the OUCP embodies Emory's committment not only to the scholarship of discovering knowledge but also to the scholarship of applying that knowledge to address important community problems. Through collaboration with community groups, organizations, and agencies in the design and execution of research studies, Emory's greatest asset -- the intellectual capacity of its faculty and students -- can help local groups achieve constructive change that enables them to better meet their most pressing problems.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC is one of the major components of the U.S. Department of Human Services, with the mission to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability. The CDC's major campus is contiguous with Emory's campus, and the two institutions have numerous collaborative partnerships: Emory faculty and graduate students work on research projects with and for the CDC, and CDC researchers serve as affiliarted faculty in many Emory graduate programs.