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Ranking Tables of NIH Funding to US Medical Schools in 2013 
For Ranking Tables of NIH Funding to US Medical Schools in 2014, click here.

For an analysis of trends in NIH funding (1992-2013), click here..

Table 8 contains 2013 R&D Contracts. The Institutions table and the All PI Worldwide file have been updated to include contracts. All other tables exclude contract information (21 October 2014).
School and Principal Investigator (PI) rankings by Medical School Department
All tables include direct plus indirect costs but excluding R & D contracts except (i) Table 8 and (ii) the All PI and (iii) the Institution file
Click on School or PI to download the file in Excel Format

Awards to UCSD may be attributed to the University of California (not to be confused with Cal, which is denoted by University of California Berkeley). Awards credited to the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/New Jersey Medical School should be credited to Rutgers/New Jersey Medical School owing to a name change on 1 July 2013. 

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 2013 including Percentage of Direct and Indirect Costs 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 2013. Every table on this page, except the 2001-2012 rankings, was derived entirely from this file.  Table 5 Medical Schools and Their Depts; this file permits easy comparison of departments within each school. By selecting cells B2 through AU141 and using the sort function, one can generate the rankings for every department including those not posted on this page.  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 R&D Contracts
Ranking Tables of NIH funding to Hospitals and Other Health Science Schools for 2013
Schools of Dentistry Hospitals Schools of Veterinary Medicine
Schools of Nursing Schools of Public Health Schools of Pharmacy
Ranking by/Data on
Institution (updated 21 October 2014) Each Medical School from 2014-2001   Department, Medical School, PI
City All Principal Investigators Worldwide (Updated 21 October 2014) Top Ten Awards in Each Category  


     The data in the 2013 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. The contract data specifies an Institution and Principal Investigator but not a Department nor whether the award is credited to a Medical School. The Contract file is a stand alone file and it is related to the Institution file and the All Principal Investigators Worldwide file, but not to any of the other files. The All Organization file has no contract data. 
     For reasons that are unclear, the Medical Schools Only does not contain Mayo Clinic Medical School data, and the overall award to Mayo ($188,813,250) 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 2013 correspond to those granted from 1 October 2012-30 September 2013. 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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