The Hope Clinic of The Emory Vaccine Center

The Hope Clinic serves as the clinical arm of the Emory Vaccine Center, directing all of our current on-site clinical vaccine trials, including those of the Merck & Co.-produced HIV vaccines, and provides translation of pre-clinical vaccine research into clinical trials in humans.

The Hope Clinic is a one-of-a-kind entity that supports the following objectives:

  • Facilitating clinical evaluation of vaccines
  • Facilitating studies of immune function in humans
  • Studying the relationship between infectious agents and the immune system
  • Fostering relationships with communities at risk for contracting diseases such as AIDS
  • Characterizing the diverse factors that affect the willingness of individuals at risk for HIV infection to participate in HIV vaccine clinical trials.


Yerkes National Primate Research Center

The Yerkes National Primate Research Center is a multi-disciplinary research institute within Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center.

Long recognized as one of the leading centers for biomedical and behavioral research with non-human primates, Yerkes is focused on the following goals:

  • To conduct a research program focused on scientific problems relevant to human health and the mission of the National Institutes of Health.
  • To provide the resource infrastructure and expertise in appropriate scientific and veterinary specialties to support the research program.
  • To serve as a resource for scientists from around the world.


Emory University School of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine, a component of Emory’s Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center, is ranked among the nation’s finest institutions for biomedical education. The School of Medicine is located on the main Emory University campus in the Druid Hills section of Atlanta and in Emory-owned and affiliated medical facilities throughout metropolitan Atlanta.

The School of Medicine’s three-part mission encompasses teaching, scholarship, and service. Its wide-ranging educational and training programs include medical students, graduate students, residents, fellows, postdoctoral students, and students in the allied health professions.

  • In addition to 456 medical students, the school trains almost 950 residents and fellows in 64 primary care and specialty medicine programs.
  • It also includes 43 MD/PhD students, including some in a joint program with the Georgia Institute of Technology.
  • The MD/PhD program is one of 34 selected for sponsorship by the National Institutes of Health.
  • Students also may earn the MD/MPH degree or the Master of Science in Clinical Research degree through joint programs with the Rollins School of Public Health.
  • Six allied health programs train 425 students. Allied health programs include a physician assistant program ranked second in the nation by US News & World Report and a physical therapy program ranked seventh.
  • Nearly 6,000 physicians and other health care professionals come to Emory each year to participate in one of the nation’s largest and most successful continuing medical education programs.

Emory University

Located just 15 minutes from downtown Atlanta in the tree-lined suburban neighborhood of Druid Hills, Emory University is positioned along the Clifton Corridor, which also includes the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Emory University is home to nine major academic divisions, numerous centers for advanced study, and a host of prestigious affiliated institutions. In addition to Emory College, the University encompasses a graduate school of arts and sciences; professional schools of medicine, theology, law, nursing, public health, and business; and Oxford College, a two-year undergraduate division on the original campus of Emory in Oxford, Ga.

Emory was founded at Oxford by the Methodist Church in 1836. Led by President James W Wagner, the University has 11,300 students and 2,500 faculty members who represent all regions of the United States and more than 100 foreign nations.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC seeks to accomplish its mission by working with partners throughout the nation and world to monitor health, detect and investigate health problems, conduct research to enhance prevention, develop and advocate sound public health policies, implement prevention strategies, promote healthy behaviors, foster safe and healthful environments, and provide leadership and training.

CDC has developed and sustained many vital partnerships with public and private entities that improve service to the American people. Although CDC's national headquarters is in Atlanta, Georgia, more than 2,000 CDC employees work at other locations, including 47 state health departments. Approximately 120 are assigned overseas in 45 countries.