Emory University is a leading research institution guided by its mission to "create, preserve, teach, and apply knowledge in the service of humanity." Emory graduates creative thinkers, problem solvers, and exceptional leaders who work to address some of the world's most complex issues. The university combines nine undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools and colleges with the most comprehensive health care system in the ninth-largest metropolitan region in the US. The university's students hail from every US state and territory and across the globe. Lauded for their academic achievements and commitment to service, Emory students typify the university's core values of inclusion, compassion, integrity, and bold thinking. Undergraduates can pursue more than 80 majors, with many opportunities to engage in interdisciplinary scholarship, research, study abroad, and service in Atlanta, the US, and internationally. Emory offers the PhD and master's degrees in more than 40 programs across the humanities, social sciences, biomedical and natural sciences, public health, nursing, and business. The university also has highly ranked professional schools of business, law, medicine, nursing, public health, and theology. Emory's faculty are renowned experts in their fields, tireless researchers working to improve understanding of the world, and leaders in their communities. They excel as intellectual role models, welcoming students' diverse points of view, engaging them in collaborative research opportunities, and stirring their imaginations. Faculty awards include the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Accomplished authors, lecturers, patent holders, and researchers, Emory faculty also constitute 22 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 36 members of the National Academy of Medicine, and six members of the National Academy of Science. With development of the drug Emtriva, Emory researchers positively changed the course of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Research at the university on serious infectious diseases, such as Ebola, also has been crucial to the world's health, as has research on brain health. Emory ranks third nationally in National Institutes of Health funding for COVID-19 research. Engaged here at home and in more than 160 countries, Emory faculty, students, and staff improve lives and strengthen communities through health care, research, education, and civic engagement.