|New rankings from the National Institutes of Health show the Emory University School of Medicine continues to be one of the fastest-growing medical schools in the country in terms of federal research grant support. Emory researchers attracted more than $178 million in NIH grant support last year, ranking 19th among all U.S. medical schools. Emory has climbed four places in the rankings since 2003 and 12 places since 1996, the second-greatest increase in the country during that time period.
"This rapid rise in our NIH rankings is a testament to the outstanding work by our research scientists in consistently attracting federal support in a highly competitive funding environment," said Thomas J. Lawley, MD, dean of Emory University School of Medicine. "The work going on in our laboratories, led by top-notch faculty scientists and exceptional teams of graduate and medical students, is providing vital new knowledge and breakthroughs in medicine leading to improved therapies for our patients."
Emory School of Medicine also tied for a 4th place national ranking, out of 121 institutions, for receipt of NIH Individual National Research Service Award (NRSA) fellowships. The individual NRSA awards include both School of Medicine predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships. Emory tied with Johns Hopkins and was exceeded only by Harvard, University of California/San Francisco and Stanford.
Emory University led Georgia's research institutions in 2004 in overall external sponsored research funding, including NIH dollars, by attracting $351.5 million in funding.