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.

Emory and HHS

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 proud of its partnership with government, and we look for opportunities to build upon that relationship. After the U.S. Health and Human Services Region IV Director visited campus, the tour was featured in her newsletter .


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 Healthcare and DeKalb Medical Celebrate Partnership

Emory Healthcare and DeKalb Medical have partnered to bring the best possible patient care to DeKalb County. On Friday, September 14, we participated in a day of celebration in honor of the partnership between Emory Healthcare and DeKalb Medical. Dr. Jonathan Lewin, Emory Healthcare CEO; Dr. Bryce Gartland, Emory Healthcare Hospital Group President; and Robert Wilson, former DeKalb Medical CEO shared their enthusiasm about this momentous occasion as well as unveiled the new hospital signage. Celebrations occurred at all three of the former DeKalb Medical facilities during the course of the day, and we were joined by several DeKalb County elected officials at each location.