Emory Continues High Rankings in NIH Research Funding

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Monday, March 11th, 2019

The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research has posted its 2018 rankings of schools and departments by NIH funding, and Emory once again scores among the nation’s most elite universities. Overall, Emory University is ranked 18th in the nation in NIH institutional funding.  

Emory University School of Medicine ranks 18th in the nation in NIH funding (up from 19th last year); the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing ranks third (up from fourth last year); and the Rollins School of Public Health ranks sixth nationwide.

In addition, Winship Cancer Institute scientists contribute significantly to the NIH research funding totals, and Yerkes National Primate Research Center has the largest research funding base of the nation’s seven NIH-supported national primate research centers. At the department level, Emory School of Medicine has 13 departments in the top 20, including five in the top 10.

Anatomy and Cell Biology   19

Biomedical Engineering   4

Human Genetics   17

Microbiology and Immunology   7

Pharmacology   15

Neurology   15

Neurosurgery   16

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine   6

Pediatrics   4

Rehabilitation Medicine   15

Radiology/Radiation Oncology   14

Surgery   7

Urology   16

“Our consistently high rankings in NIH-funded research reflect the dedication and expertise of our faculty,” says David Stephens, MD, vice president for research in the Woodruff Health Sciences Center. “Emory has continued an upward trajectory in research funding through the past decade. The One Emory framework will bring together scientists throughout the university for significant new collaborative initiatives.”