The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research ranks Duke Anesthesiology #5 in the nation for funding ($9.2 million) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), up three spots from last year and marking a milestone ranking for the department.
Duke University continues its leadership in biomedical research, ranking tenth among the nation’s top medical schools and research institutions for funding from the NIH. Duke received $467 million in federal funding from the NIH in 2020 and was the largest recipient of NIH grant funding in North Carolina for fiscal year 2020.
Four basic science departments and seven clinical science departments at Duke ranked among the top 10 in the country for NIH funding:
- #2 for Orthopedics
- #2 for Pediatrics
- #3 for Surgery
- #4 for Neurosurgery
- #5 for Anesthesiology
- #6 for Internal Medicine
- #9 for Anatomy/Cell Biology
- #9 for Genetics
- #9 for Neurosciences
- #9 for Pharmacology
- #10 for Psychiatry
“Duke is home to many of the brightest and most innovative biomedical researchers in the world,” said Mary E. Klotman, MD, dean of the Duke University School of Medicine. “Even with the challenges that the past year placed on the global research enterprise, these rankings show that our scientists persevered and continued our long history of excellence in biomedical research.”
The NIH is the largest public funder of biomedical research in the world, investing more than $41 billion a year to advance research aimed at improving health.
Source: Duke University School of Medicine’s Med School Blog (Durham, NC – March 11, 2021)