W. Robert Taylor

Dr. W. Robert “Bob” Taylor holds joint appointments in the Department of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University. Dr. Taylor serves as principal investigator for a five-year, $51 million Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Emory-led Georgia CTSA, which includes partners from Georgia Tech, Morehouse, and the University of Georgia, will focus on transforming the quality and value of clinical research and translating research results into better outcomes for patients.

“Continuing such an alliance and involving these leading state institutions is extremely important and in-line with Georgia’s goals for the promotion of clinical and translational research, innovation, and development,” said Nathan Deal, past governor, state of Georgia. “Having an active Clinical & Translational Science Awardee in Georgia has brought our citizens cutting-edge cures and the latest in clinical and translational research.”

“I envision a future in which we use high-speed drones to deliver time-sensitive supplies to our rural medical facilities and develop a regional air mobility system to better connect rural patients with medical specialists,” Dr. Taylor says. “I’m particularly excited to see how the CTSA can help support the development of novel medical delivery systems to improve the quality of life for Georgia.”

More information about Dr. Taylor is available here.

More information about CTSA is available here and here.