Brain Health

Healthcare Advocacy

As Georgia's only comprehensive academic health system, Emory works with elected officials to share our unique perspective on the tripartite mission of research, education, and patient care.

Frontiers of the Brain

On May 9, the Emory Brain Health Center hosted an event called "Frontiers of the Brain" to discuss the link between heart and brain health. The educational program featured Dr. Allan Levey, Chairman of Neurology and Director of the Emory Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Dr. Ihab Hajjar, Director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Clinical Trials Unit, and Dr. Lary Walker, Associate Director, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. Attendees had the opportunity to hear about the latest breakthroughs in memory care and brain health. The Emory OGCA team is grateful to the state lawmakers in attendance including Chairwoman of the House Health and Human Services Committee, Rep. Sharon Cooper and Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver. The OGCA team looks forward to continuing to engage lawmakers at Emory events.


Emory Federal Legislative Efforts

As Georgia's only comprehensive academic health center, Emory works with elected officials to share our unique perspective on the university's tripartite mission of research, education, and patient care. Emory is engaged in federal legislative efforts related to the Affordable Care Act. In addition to meeting with our elected officials and key staff, Emory's Woodruff Health Sciences Center has sent several letters up to Capitol Hill voicing our unique viewpoint.