Finding our Clubhouse du Jour

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Claudia Nance Rollins Building (CNR)
Emory School of Medicine (SOM)
Whitehead Research Building (Whitehead)
Woodruff Health Science Center Administration Building (WHSCAB)

Emory School of Medicine (SOM)

picture of Emory School of Medicine
Emory School of Medicine

Those of you who have belonged to the VDC for a while know that the School of Medicine Building served as our temporary clubhouse one year while the VDC's regular Clubhouse (WHSCAB) was undergoing extensive renovation and that we occasionally still meet there when WHSCAB Auditorium is otherwise booked.

Effective summer 2016 the WHSCAB Plaza (i.e. where we usually gather for *food*) has been closed to gatherings as large as ours so we are currently using the SOM Common Area for wine & cheese & networking BEFORE the meetings in WHSCAB Auditorium and then again for Dinner AFTER the meetings.

The SOM building is located right next to WHSCAB on Clifton Rd, the main thoroughfare through the Emory campus, across the street from Egleston Children's Hospital. (Google Map it at 1648 Pierce Dr NE, Atlanta).

The closest free parking is in the Michael Street Parking Deck on Rollins Way behind the Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH) (Google Map it here). For those of you who prefer written directions, you get to the parking deck from Clifton Rd. by turning downhill at the light at Houston Mill Rd. and then left at your first chance onto Rollins Way. The deck is immediately on your right. Use the first (staff) parking entrance, the gate arm goes up after 4:30pm.

From there walk towards the skywalk linking the two RSPH buildings then turn right onto a sidewalk that runs in front of the Rollins Research Building. Follow that sidewalk past Rollins Research, down a flight of stairs, and across a pedestrian bridge spanning the CSX rail road tracks. SOM is the second building on your Left, looking conspicuously new, just past a fountain. Come in at street level through double glass doors to get to the commons area, i.e. *the food.*

Woodruff Health Science Center Administration Building (WHSCAB)

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WHSCAB

WHSCAB (WISHcab) is the original clubhouse for the VDC and while the Plaza area is currently off limits for gatherings as large as ours, we still meet downstairs in the WHSCAB Auditorium for our presentations.

WHSCAB is located at 1440 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, across the street from Egleston Children's Hospital. Clifton is the main thoroughfare through the Emory campus.

The closest free parking is in the Michael Street Parking Deck on Rollins Way behind the Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH) (Google Map it here). For those of you who prefer written directions, you get to the parking deck from Clifton Rd. by turning downhill at the light at Houston Mill Rd. and then left at your first chance onto Rollins Way. The deck is immediately on your right. Use the first (staff) parking entrance, the gate arm goes up after 4:30pm.

From there walk towards the overhead pedestrian bridge that links the two RSPH buildings then turn right onto a sidewalk that runs in front of the Rollins Research Building. Follow that sidewalk past Rollins, down a flight of stairs, and across a pedestrian bridge spanning the CSX rail road tracks. Once you decant from the pedestrian bridge WHSCAB is the cement building immediately on your Left. Walk past the fountain and then through a glass door in what looks like a nuclear silo. The Auditorium will be the large, auditorium-ish room on your left.

NOTE: Wine & cheese & networking BEFORE the meetings and dinner AFTER the meetings will be held right next door in the School of Medicine building Common Area (see above)

Claudia Nance Rollins Building

picture of CNR
Claudia Nance Rollins Bldg

Claudia Nance Rollins (CNR) is the newest addition to the Emory campus. It is located at 1518 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, 30322. Clifton is the main thoroughfare through the Emory campus. The closest free parking is in the deck behind the building.  You get there from Clifton Rd. by turning downhill at the light at Houston Mill Rd. and then left at your first chance onto an access road (Rollins Way).  Use the first (staff) parking entrance, the gate arm goes up after 4:00pm.

From there walk across the street to the first building on your left -- a low stone wall in front of it says "Rollins School of Public Health." Come in through the double glass doors to get to the lobby area, i.e. *the food.*

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC Building 19
CDC Building 19
(Photo by James Gathany)

Very occasionally the VDC meets on the main campus of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), home turf of almost half of the VDC's membership.

The CDC is located at 1600 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, 30333. Our meeting is held in Building 19, aka the "Tom Harkin Global Communications Center." Parking is in a deck immediately adjacent to Building 19. Once you have gone through vehicle security and parked, walk into the building, sign in, present photo ID, go through the metal detector, and pick up your name tag before proceeding to the lobby outside the auditorium in which we will be meeting.

Note: Entry to buildings on the CDC campus requires a background check by CDC security so reservations to attend a meeting held there must be made at least a month in advance.

Whitehead Research Building

picture of Whitehead Research Building
Whitehead Research Building

Whitehead is located at 615 Michael St NE, Atlanta, 30322, directly across from the old Dental School Building. The closest free parking is in the deck behind the Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH).  You get there from Clifton Rd. by turning downhill at the light at Houston Mill Rd. and then left at your first chance onto Rollins Way.  Use the first (staff) parking entrance, the gate arm goes up after 4:30pm.

From there walk towards the overhead pedestrian bridge that links the two RSPH buildings then turn right onto a sidewalk that runs in front of the Rollins Research Building. Follow that sidewalk past Rollins and down a flight of stairs. Whitehead is on your immediate right, just before you reach a pedestrian bridge spanning the CSX rail road tracks. Come in through the glass doors to get to the lobby area, i.e. *the food.*