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Ranking Tables of NIH Funding to US Medical Schools in 2012 

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
For Ranking Tables of NIH Funding to US Medical Schools in 2014, click here.
For Ranking Tables of NIH Funding to US Medical Schools in 2013, click here.
Click on School or PI to download the file in Excel Format
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 2012 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. This lists all NIH Awards in 2012. Every table on this page, except Table 8 and the 2001-2012 rankings, was derived exclusively from this file.  Table 5 Medical Schools and Their Depts; this file permits easy comparison of departments within each school Table 6 List of each Medical School, Dept, PI, and Total Award
Table 7 List of All Institutions Receiving NIH Funds, Their Subdivisions, Depts, PIs, and Total Awards Table 8 Ranking of NIH Awards to each Medical School on a per capita basis The number of faculty at each school in 2011 (latest available) was used in this calculation and was obtained from Table 2 of the AAMC. The AAMC notes "that the AAMC Faculty Roster does not necessarily reflect official faculty counts. As a result, the figures in these tables should be viewed and used with care." Caveat emptor. 
.Table 8 19 Mb. All Awards by PI. This table lists all 52206 fiscal year 2012 awards alphabetically by Principal Investigator. It duplicates the information in Table 4.

Ranking Tables of NIH funding to Hospitals and Other Health Science Schools for 2012

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

Ranking by/Data on

Institution Each Medical School from 2014-2001   Department, Medical School, PI
City All Principal Investigators Worldwide Top Ten Awards in Each Category  
Department, All Institutions, PI   


     The data in the 2012 Award files was obtained from the Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (RePORT) from the National Institutes of Health.  All of The Medical School data on this page was obtained from the Medical Schools Only (Table 3 above) file. The Medical Schools Only file was derived from the All Organization File (Table 4 above) downloaded from the NIH. 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 ($202,050,809) 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 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 2012 correspond to those granted from 1 October 2011-30 September 2012. 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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