Cystic Fibrosis Foundation grant will expand Atlanta CF research partnership

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has awarded Emory University, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Georgia Tech — the key components of a comprehensive Cystic Fibrosis (CF) research program in Atlanta — a grant to establish the Atlanta CF Research and Development Program (CF@LANTA RDP Program).

The $1.8 million, four-year grant will enable the partner institutions and their investigators to expand their currently funded CF research programs and translate the results more effectively to patients.

"We have been working to build infrastructure funding for the CF program for many years," says Nael McCarty, PhD, Marcus Professor of Cystic Fibrosis at Emory University School of Medicine and principal investigator of the grant. "The RDP mechanism will enable us to leverage the investments already made by Emory and Children's into a comprehensive CF research center."

Key GDBBS faculty include:

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