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Yale School of Medicine Continues Its High Ranking for NIH Grants

February 16, 2021

Yale School of Medicine ranked fourth in the nation in research dollars awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2020, as tabulated by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. The 2020 total, $512,119,543, is a 13% increase from 2019, when Yale’s medical school ranked sixth in the nation. It continues the school’s position in the top ten among U.S. medical schools that it has maintained each year since 2001.

Broken down by academic category, Yale School of Medicine ranked first last year in NIH research funding for psychiatry and comparative medicine; third for emergency medicine and public health; fifth for neurology and radiology, sixth for neurosurgery, seventh for dermatology and ob-gyn, eighth for biochemistry and genetics, 10th for internal medicine, 11th for microbiology, and 12th for neurosciences, pathology, and pharmacology.

“The amount of research funding that the NIH awards to Yale scientists is one measure of our ability to have an impact on human health through discovery,” says Nancy J. Brown, MD, the Jean and David W. Wallace Dean of Medicine and C.N.H. Long Professor of Internal Medicine. “Our standing reflects the hard work and creativity of our faculty, as well as commitment of the staff who support the research mission.”

Submitted by Robert Forman on February 17, 2021