When the Coulter Department was first being planned, the department founders sought to design a new kind of biomedical engineering department for the future. They wanted to create a department in which the concepts of collaboration, innovation and excellence would serve as the core values of all research and teaching endeavors. The faculty, staff and students that make up the Coulter Department at Georgia Tech and Emory University reflect those values, not as two Institutions united by a common field, but as teams of researchers and educators who share a common vision:
"to be a leading force in a new era of medicine where quantitative methods of engineering and systems science play a pivotal role in disease prevention, wellness, diagnostics, treatment, rehabilitation and health care delivery."
We continue to strive toward this vision as leaders in biomedical engineering teaching and research. We seek to foster the next generation of innovators in the ever-changing fields of science, medicine and technology. Our focus on translational research is bringing new solutions to the complex medical problems of today’s global society. On behalf of the Coulter Department, I invite you to explore our website to learn more about our academic and research programs, and the outstanding people who drive these initiatives. Thanks for your interest.
Larry V. McIntire
Wallace H. Coulter Professor & Chair