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UMass Medical School ranks in top 25 percent of medical schools in NIH funding

UMass Medical School Communications

March 22, 2019
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UMMS received $159.6 million in NIH funds in 2018, up from $153 million in 2017.

UMass Medical School ranked 34th out of 147 U.S. medical schools in National Institutes of Health funding and 14th among public medical schools, according to the 2018 report from the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. UMMS received $159.6 million in NIH funds in 2018, up from $153 million in 2017.

Overall research funding from all sources at UMMS is $252 million.

“NIH funding is our best gauge of national research competitiveness,” said Terence R. Flotte, MD, the Celia and Isaac Haidak Professor of Medical Education, executive deputy chancellor, provost and dean of the School of Medicine. “It also represents the majority of our direct and indirect research funding.”

A nonprofit medical research institute, Blue Ridge explores the interfaces of fundamental biological science, clinical science and clinical care with a special emphasis on targeted cancer therapy. Each year the institute tabulates and ranks, by medical school department, NIH awards obtained from the publicly available Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (RePORT) from the National Institutes of Health website.