Emory University Receives $5 Million to Expand Internal Medicine Clinic

Emory University has announced a $5 million gift from the O. Wayne Rollins Foundation to establish a fund that will support expansion of the Paul W. Seavey Comprehensive Internal Medicine Clinic and the Executive Health Discovery Database, which serves as a resource for research in general medicine.

The gift to establish the O. Wayne Rollins Fund for Clinical Excellence was made in honor of the late Paul W. Seavey, a physician who treated several generations of the Rollins family and who advocated for additional academic resources and promotions for general internists. The Seavey Clinic, which provides individualized care for referred patients, is under renovation and expected to reopen in August.

The Fund for Clinical Excellence will enable the clinic to increase staff at its comprehensive diagnostic center; ensure communications with referring physicians; and coordinate efforts to expand the discovery database. The Rollins Foundation also provided the core gift for the Paul W. Seavey Chair in Internal Medicine and supported the Rollins School of Public Health, Candler School of Theology, and construction of the new Health Sciences Research Building.

"The Rollins Foundation's gift will allow for an ever broader reach of Dr. Seavey's vision and mission of lifelong learning for general internal medicine faculty at Emory," said clinic director David L. Roberts. "Clinicians will benefit from more time and support for treating patients and teaching medical students and residents, and their research opportunities will expand as well."