Emory University Ranks Among Top NIH Funding Recipients for 2023

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Emory University has maintained its position as one of the leading recipients of research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), according to a recent report by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (BRIMR).

The annual ranking, which evaluates U.S. academic institutions and health care systems based on NIH funding received in the previous year, highlighted Emory’s success in securing research grants. In 2023, Emory garnered over $485 million in funding, solidifying its place among the top 20 institutions nationwide for NIH institutional funding.

David Stephens, MD, the vice president for research at Emory’s Woodruff Health Sciences Center, emphasized the significance of NIH support for the university’s research endeavors. He underscored the crucial role federal funding plays in facilitating impactful research initiatives that contribute to scientific advancements and the enhancement of global health outcomes.

Emory University remains committed to its mission as a premier research institution, leveraging federal investments to drive innovative research and address pressing health challenges on a global scale.

Emory’s individual schools all figured in the top 20 in their categories, with two in the top 5.

  • School of Medicine: 17th in the nation
  • School of Nursing: 5th in the nation
  • School of Public Health: 5th in the nation

At the department level, Emory School of Medicine has several departments in the top 20, including five in the top 10:

  • Biomedical Engineering (6)
  • Neurology (9)
  • Pathology Medicine (5)
  • Pediatrics (5)
  • Physical Medicine (10)

In addition, Winship Cancer Institute scientists contribute significantly to the NIH research funding totals, and the National Primate Research Center has one of the largest research funding bases of the nation’s seven NIH-supported national primate research centers.