Using technological innovation to save and improve human life is a key priority for Georgia Tech. For more than a decade, the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University has been applying the principles of engineering to life sciences research and clinical practice. The result has been breakthroughs in health care diagnostics and treatment that have truly transformed lives.
At the heart of this transformation is the legacy of the late Georgia Tech alumnus Wallace H. Coulter and the charitable foundation that bears his name. In 2000, the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation directed a $25 million grant to establish the Coulter Department. Nearly a decade and a half later, countless lives have been touched, transformed, and saved.