Emory Report
October 30, 2006
Volume 59, Number 9

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October 30, 2006
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School of Medicine in Top 20 for NIH funding
The Emory School of Medicine is again ranked the 19th best National Institutes of Health-funded institution out of 123 U.S. medical schools. Emory researchers attracted more than $190 million in NIH grant support in 2005, nearly a 7 percent increase over the prior year when the SOM also ranked 19th. According to SOM Dean Thomas Lawley, this is a significant attainment in a year in which the NIH research budget decreased by nearly 3 percent.

Thirteen SOM departments ranked in the nation’s top 20 for NIH support, including the Wallace Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, which is now No. 1. It attracted $8.6 million in NIH support for 2005, more than double the amount of NIH funding received for 2004.

Strong support from the NIH is vital to ongoing advances in medical science, Lawley said.

Meeting solicits input on Clifton Corridor study
The Clifton Corridor Transportation Management Association will host a public meeting Nov. 9 to solicit input on its Transit Feasibility and Connectivity Study. The meeting, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Clairmont Presbyterian Church, will examine transit strategies for improving mobility and regional access in the Clifton Corridor. For more information, contact Thayra Riley at 404-727-1829.