July 5, 2005
FEDERAL SUPPORT KEEPS GROWING FOR MEDICINE, PUBLIC HEALTH
New rankings from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) show the School of Medicine (SOM) 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.
“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 SOM Dean Tom Lawley. “The work going on in our laboratories, is providing vital new knowledge and breakthroughs in medicine leading to improved therapies for our patients.”
Researchers in the Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH) attracted more than $20 million in NIH grant support last year, ranking 10th among all U.S. schools of public health, up from 12th last year.
“Our rise in the NIH rankings and our success in attracting a highly qualified and diverse student body is a testament to our extremely productive and dedicated faculty and staff,” said RSPH Dean James Curran.