WSU School of Medicine continues to climb NIH grant rankings – School of Medicine News

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The Wayne State University School of Medicine continues its nationwide rise in National Institutes of Health medical research funding.

The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, which provides an annual ranking of NIH funding to individual medical schools and departments, ranked WSU School of Medicine 74th nationally and second in Michigan among medical schools this year. winning a grant from the NIH in 2021, with a total of $52,543,743 in grants. In 2020, the school ranked 77th nationally.

Three departments – the Department of Emergency Medicine; the Department of Ophthalmology, Visual and Anatomical Sciences; and the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences—are among the top 20 departments in the nation for NIH grant funding.

The Department of Emergency Medicine ranks in the top 10 nationally.

Eight departments rank among the top 50 nationally.

“We are very proud of our professors, both in the basic sciences and in the clinical departments, who not only provide some of the best medical and scientific education in the country to future generations of doctors and researchers, but who work daily to deepen and improve the science of medicine for the benefit of all,” said Mark E. Schweitzer, MD, Dean of the School of Medicine and Vice President of Health Affairs. “The critical research they conduct changes countless lives for the better and keeps the State of Michigan a vibrant hub of discovery for Michiganians, Americans, and people around the world. We are so fortunate to have such a valuable faculty.

Departments ranked in the country’s top 20 include:

The Department of Emergency Medicine, which was ranked 28th last year, now ranks seventh in the nation (second in Michigan), with funding of $4,269,922.

The Department of Ophthalmology, Visual, and Anatomical Sciences ranks 14th nationally (second in Michigan), capturing more than $7.7 million in NIH grants.

The Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences ranks 15th in the nation (second in Michigan), with more than $2.5 million in grants.

Departments among the top 50 in the country include:

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology ranks 24th nationally (third in Michigan) with more than $2.8 million in NIH grants.

The urology department ranks 37th in the nation (second in Michigan), garnering $179,988 in grants.

The Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics ranks 39th nationally (second in Michigan) with over $2.6 million in grants.

The Department of Radiology ranks 39th (third in Michigan), with over $3.3 million in funding.

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences ranks 50th (second in Michigan) with over $4.1 million in NIH grants.

Departments among the top 100 nationally include:

The Department of Pediatrics ranks 60th (third in Michigan) with more than $2.1 million in grants.

The Department of Neurology ranks 69th (first in Michigan) with funding of $613,900.

The Department of Internal Medicine ranks 72nd (second in Michigan), garnering more than $11.7 million in grants.

The Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Immunology ranked 86th nationally (first in Michigan) with $821,474 in grants.

Overall, the WSU School of Medicine ranks second among medical schools in the state of Michigan for NIH grant funding.

The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research has monitored NIH funding to medical schools and other health science schools and organizations since 2006. It generates an annual ranking of NIH funding for US medical schools and their departments .

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