Listed below are the major patient care and academic institutions that partner together to form the Atlantic Pediatric Device Consortium (APDC).
Georgia Institute of Technology
The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is one of the nation's top research universities, distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology. Georgia Tech is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's top ten public universities in the United States and is an innovative intellectual environment. With nearly 3,000 academic and research faculty and more than 25,000 graduate and undergraduate students, the Institute conducts research of national significance, provides research services and facilities to faculty, students, industry, and government agencies, and supports the economic and technological growth of the state and nation. Georgia Tech provides APDC with access to renowned engineers from a top ranked university, the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) biotechnology company incubator, the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), and the Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI).
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is a national leader in inpatient days, admissions, surgical admissions and emergency department visits. It is the largest pediatric hospital in the United States which provides APDC with an arena in which clinical needs for children can be identified as well as access to thousands of patients.
The Robert W. Woodruff Health Science Center of Emory is an academic health science and service center focused on missions of teaching, research, health care and public service. It is composed of Emory University School of Medicine, Rollins School of Public Health, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, and Emory Healthcare. Emory University provides APDC with access to a world class medical school, the Biostatistics Core, and the Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute (ACTSI)
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Commonwealth University is a major, urban public research university with national and international rankings in sponsored research. Located in downtown Richmond, VCU enrolls more than 32,000 students. VCU is categorized as a Carnegie Doctoral: Highest Research Activity, the highest ranking afforded by the Foundation. In 2011, The Carnegie Foundation elevated VCU to “Very High Research Activity” status, which combined with its “Community Engaged” designation makes VCU just one of 28 public universities in the country with academic medical centers to achieve both distinctions. MCV Hospitals and the health sciences schools (Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health) compose the VCU Medical Center, one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers.
Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR)
Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) is Central Virginia's only comprehensive, full-service hospital dedicated to the care of children. CHoR is ranked among the nation's top children's hospitals by U.S. News and World Report and is Virginia's only Level 1 pediatric trauma center. CHoR offers a wide range of children's health services, including pediatric emergency services, primary care, specialty and subspecialty care, burn, trauma, transplant and long-term care. With more than 15 locations across Central Virginia, CHoR provides pediatric inpatient and outpatient services that cover nearly all children's health-related needs. As part of VCU Health, CHoR is committed to ensuring access to care for all children, training future pediatric caregivers and making new discoveries that improve understanding and treatment of childhood diseases. CHoR is an Institutional Member (voting) of Children's Hospital Association; serving as the primary teaching site of an organized pediatric department of an approved medical school.