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Yale School of Medicine Maintains its High National Ranking in Federal Research Funding

February 10, 2020

Yale School of Medicine ranked sixth in the nation in research dollars awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2019, as tabulated by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. The 2019 total, $451,476,354, 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 department, Yale School of Medicine ranked first last year in NIH research funding for dermatology and psychiatry; second for emergency medicine; third for public health/preventive medicine; fourth for microbiology; fifth for radiology; sixth for neurology and ob-gyn; seventh for neurosurgery; and ninth for biochemistry, genetics, and internal medicine. In addition, the Department of Surgery, led since 2018 by Nita Ahuja, MD, chair and William H. Carmalt Professor of Surgery, more than doubled its amount of NIH funding from Ahuja’s first to second year as chair, an especially strong showing.

“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 10, 2020