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Donors & Sponsors


William W. George

William W. George, past CEO of Medtronic, endowed the position of Health Systems professor in the Biomedical Engineering department and was one of the very first big donors. George is a Tech alumnus.

Joseph C. Mello

Joseph Mello graduated with a bachelor's degree in health systems and has served as DaVita's COO since 2000. Previously, he was president and CEO of the leading practice management company in the asthma/allergy field.

Mel Hall

Mel Hall is another major contributor. Mr. Hall is the Chairman and CEO of Comprehensive Health Services (CHS), a company in Washington D.C. that focuses on prevention, wellness and primary care programs.

Cap Gemini Ernst & Young

Cap Gemini Ernst & Young is one of the largest management and IT consulting firms in the world.

Frances Wood Wilson Foundation

The Frances Wood Wilson Foundation was established by Mr. Fred B. Wilson in 1954 and was named for his wife.

Merck Foundation

Established in 1891, Merck currently discovers, develops, manufactures and markets vaccines and medicines to address unmet medical needs.


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. Information from AHRQ's research helps people make more informed decisions and improve the quality of health care services. AHRQ was formerly known as the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research.

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta offers more than 30 pediatric specialties and has more than half a million patient visits annually at the three hospitals and 18 satellite locations it operates. Child magazine ranks Children's sixth among all pediatric hospitals in the nation.

Comprehensive Health Services, Inc.

Founded in 1975, CHS is a nationwide leader in the design, implementation and management of outsourced occupational health and wellness programs.

DeKalb Medical Center

Serving the community since 1961, DeKalb Medical Center is a not-for-profit hospital system that includes the 451-bed DeKalb Medical Center on North Decatur Road in Decatur, the 76-bed DeKalb Medical Center at Decatur in downtown Decatur and the 100-bed DeKalb Medical Center at Hillandale in Lithonia.

Emory Healthcare

Emory Healthcare is one of the nation's leading health systems and is affiliated with the world-renowned Emory University School of Medicine and Emory University Hospital, all located in Atlanta, Georgia.

Georgia Institute of Technology

The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation's premiere research universities. Ranked eighth among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities, Georgia Tech's 17,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Management and Sciences.

Georgia Urology

Georgia Urology is the largest private practice urologic group in the country.

HCA Northlake

Northlake Medical Center (NMC), part of the Georgia Division of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), is a 120 bed, acute medical/surgical community hospital accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

Hospital Corporation of America

HCA owns and operates approximately 182 hospitals and approximately 94 freestanding surgery centers in 22 states, England and Switzerland.

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) provides leadership and support for a comprehensive program of research related to the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities.

National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…" With an annual budget of about $5.5 billion, we are the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities.

Northside Hospital

Northside is so much more than just a hospital. It's an extensive network of state-of-the-art facilities staffed with skilled, caring professionals who are dedicated to the health and wellness of the communities they serve.

Premier, Inc.

With more than 1,700 hospitals and 42,000 other healthcare sites, Premier Inc. is the largest healthcare alliance in the United States dedicated to improving patient outcomes while safely reducing the cost of care.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

RWJF focuses on the pressing health and health care issues facing our country. The Foundation works with a diverse group of organizations and individuals to identify solutions and achieve comprehensive, meaningful and timely change.

VHA Georgia

VHA is dedicated to the success of not-for-profit, community-based health care. As a health care provider alliance we deliver industry-leading supply chain management services and facilitate the development of networks that bring members together to solve key clinical and operational challenges.

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