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NIH awards $31 million to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology

May 28, 2020

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the Emory University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and the Georgia Institute of Technology have received a $31 million supplement from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the largest supplement awarded to any participant in the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) program. RADx is a federal initiative designed to rapidly…

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Sharecare Partners with Augusta University to Expands State COVID-19 Testing Efforts

May 27, 2020

Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place, announced a strategic partnership with Augusta University and Augusta University Health to support Gov. Brian Kemp’s efforts to better inform Georgians about the pandemic while bolstering COVID-19 testing across the state. “Through partnerships with the private sector and academia, our…

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Southern Company Gas Donates $1M to Morehouse School of Medicine

May 27, 2020

Southern Company Gas and the Southern Company Gas Charitable Foundation are donating $1 million toward academic expansion and efforts to provide greater equity in healthcare led by Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM).  This gift, part of MSM’s Expansion into the Future Initiative, enables the medical school to strengthen its academic offerings and research enterprise, including…

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Nominate a Clinical Research Professional

May 27, 2020

Do you or someone you know have an inspiring story that embodies The Florence Effect in Clinical Research? We want to hear it! Anyone who works in a role related to Clinical Research is eligible – from research sites to Sponsors, CROs, and other organizations. For each nomination, The Florence Effect will make a donation…

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Cancer treatment analytics startup raises $28M led by Baird Capital

May 26, 2020

Oncology Analytics, an Atlanta-based data-driven utilization management company with a focus on oncology, has raised $28 million in a Series C round led by Baird Capital. Existing investors Oak HC/FT, McKesson Ventures and The Blue Venture Fund joined the round. The funding will primarily be used to expand the company’s oncology capabilities, grow analytics solutions and…

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Local leaders boldly say Atlanta is THE center for global health

May 25, 2020

In Atlanta, we’re used to making bold claims – some true, and some, not so much. Now several key economic development leaders are making a new claim: Atlanta is THE center for global health. That’s a step up from what we used to say – that Atlanta is “a” center for global health. Over the…

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