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  • "In a time of national redefinition and debate of healthcare policies, quality initiatives, and research funding, the Department of Surgery at Emory is adapting rather than reacting to change. We are accomplishing diverse goals in limited time frames, often splitting single objectives into clinical, research, educational, and quality branches." MORE»»

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MitraPlug, a new transcatheter mitral valve repair device, was one of six projects chosen to receive funding from the Emory/Georgia Tech Coulter Translational Research Partnership Program. The technology was invented by Muralidhar Padala, principal investigator of the Structural Heart Research and Innovation research program at Emory. FULL STORY.

Virginia Shaffer will apply a joint award she has received from the University Research Committee and the Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute to investigate her hypothesis that fecal microbiota transplantation could offer consistent relief from pouchitis. FULL STORY.

A recent study has concluded that the iChoose Kidney app, a decision-making support tool, shows promise in improving the communication between physicians and patients regarding the survival benefit of transplantation compared to dialysis. FULL STORY.