College’s NIH funding rank among medical schools highest in more than a decade
Jan. 11, 2013 College News - The Medical College of Wisconsin was ranked 42nd among the nation’s 136 medical schools receiving National Institutes of Health (NIH) research and training support in FY 12 (2011-12). This is the highest rank the Medical College of Wisconsin has received in more than ten years.
The improved ranking moved MCW ahead of the medical schools at The Ohio State University, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Boston University Medical Campus, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Total NIH funding to MCW in FY 12 was $95,466,833, which is a three-percent increase over FY 11 and the second-largest NIH base funding amount in school history. The total number of NIH grants awarded to MCW in FY 12 was 193.
“The Medical College of Wisconsin’s ranking is impressive, and a testament to not only the quality of our research teams, but also the spirit in which our folks are embracing these tough times,” said Joseph E. Kerschner, MD, Dean of the Medical School and Executive Vice President.
The rankings compare NIH funding designated to “Schools of Medicine.” Many universities also receive significant NIH funding for “Organized Research Units,” “Overall Medical,” or “Schools of Dentistry, Nursing, Engineering or Public Health.” These dollars are not included in the selected data.