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Ranking Tables of NIH Funding to US Medical Schools in 2011 

Ranking Tables of NIH Funding to US Medical Schools in 2012, click here.
Ranking Tables of NIH Funding to US Medical Schools in 2013, click here.
Ranking Tables of NIH Funding to US Medical Schools in 2014, click here.
School and Principal Investigator (PI) rankings by Medical School Department
Direct plus indirect costs but excluding both R & D contracts and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Awards

An NIH update, which is incomplete, contains information on 1079 R&D contracts for 2011 amounting to $1.8 billion. However, these awards do not include specific departments, cities, or whether or not the award was allocated to a medical school; consequently most of the data provided here excludes R&D contracts. 

Click on School or PI to download the file in Excel Format
For 2009, click here (Direct plus indirect costs including $194 million in R & D contracts to Medical Schools but excluding ARRA awards; note that the relative rankings of 82 of 131 Medical Schools changed by including the R&D contracts (updated 01/01/2012))
Basic Science Department Clinical Science Department Clinical Science Department (cont.)
Anatomy/Cell Biology School  PI Anesthesiology School PI  Otolaryngology School PI
Biochemistry School PI Dermatology School PI Pathology School PI
Genetics School PI Emergency Medicine School PI Pediatrics School PI
Microbiology School PI Family Medicine School PI Physical Medicine School PI
Neurosciences School PI Internal Medicine School PI Psychiatry School PI
Pharmacology School PI Neurology School PI Public Health School PI
Physiology School PI Neurosurgery School PI Radiology School PI
Obstetrics and Gynecology School PI  Surgery School PI
Ophthalmology School PI Urology School PI
Orthopedics School PI

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Table 1 Total NIH Awards to all Departments of a Given Discipline Table 2 Total NIH Awards to each Medical School in 2011 Table 3 Medical Schools Only File 10 Mb; the comprehensive file for all US Medical Schools receiving NIH funds
Table 4 All Organization File 19 Mb; the comprehensive file for all organizations receiving NIH funds Table 5 Medical Schools and Their Depts; this file permits easy comparison of departments within each school Table 6 R&D contracts only

Ranking Tables of NIH funding to Hospitals and Other Health Science Schools for 2011

Hospitals Schools of Nursing Schools of Public Health
Schools of Dentistry Schools of Pharmacy Schools of Veterinary Medicine

Ranking by/Data on

Institution (Includes R&D) Each Medical School from 2014-2001   Department, Medical School, PI
City Principal Investigator (Includes R&D) Top Ten Awards in Each Category  
Department, All Institutions, PI  


     The data in the 2011 Award files was obtained from the Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (RePORT) from the National Institutes of Health at http://report.nih.gov/index.aspx (goto Awards by Location, and click DATA).  The Medical School data was obtained from the Medical Schools Only file. Note that updates and corrections will be made throughout the year as new information becomes available. 

     For reasons that are unclear, the Medical Schools Only does not contain Mayo Clinic Medical School data, and the overall award to Mayo ($193,905,832, which excludes R&D) used in the School of Medicine rankings was obtained from the NIH Worldwide file. This file (Table 4) was used to calculate the rankings for All Institutions, Hospitals, and the other Health Science Schools given above. The NIH files specify a single Principal Investigator (PI) so that a grant to multiple PI's and co-PIs cannot be credited to multiple departments. Click here to go to an NIH site for additional information. 

     Please report any discrepancies between the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research files and the NIH files to Webmaster@brimr.org. The Award Data correspond to the US Government fiscal year. Awards for 2011 correspond to those granted from 1 October 2010-30 September 2011. There is considerable variation on how universities credit awards and how the NIH deals with these variations. For more on such caveats, click here. To obtain the list of ARRA funded projects, please visit http://report.nih.gov/recovery.


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