Medicine Moves Up in NIH Funding Rankings

The Department of Medicine (DOM) rose from sixth place in 2021 to fifth in 2022 in the annual Blue Ridge ranking, an independent national analysis of National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funds awarded to colleges and universities.

“The Department of Medicine is proud to see our increase in the NIH rankings this year. Importantly, we contributed to over one-third of the NIH-funded research in the School of Medicine,” said Kathleen Cooney, MD, chair of the Department of Medicine. “These rankings acknowledge the incredible work of our faculty and the teams that they led to achieve this goal during challenging times.”

DOM received $185,675,068 in federal funding from the NIH in 2022 while Duke University School of Medicine (SOM) received more than $527 million. SOM ranks ninth nationally among the nation’s top 10 academic medical centers.

The Blue Ridge ranking reports that eight clinical science departments and two basic science departments in the Duke University School of Medicine among the top 10 in the country:

  • 1st for Orthopedics 
  • 1st for Surgery 
  • 2nd for Anesthesiology 
  • 2nd for Pediatrics 
  • 5th for Internal Medicine 
  • 5th for Neurosurgery 
  • 8th for Genetics 
  • 8th for Pharmacology 
  • 8th for Psychiatry 
  • 10th for Ophthalmology 

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