NIH Funding

Einstein Ranks 7th in NIH Awards Per Principal Investigator Among Top U.S. Medical Schools

February 21, 2018—(BRONX, NY)—As reported earlier, investigators at Einstein and Montefiore secured $174 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in federal fiscal year 2017. Now, an analysis by Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research shows that Einstein ranks 7th in award dollars per investigator (28th in total funding) among the nation’s top medical schools.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Ranks 7th in NIH Awards Per Principal Investigator Among Top U.S. Medical Schools
Dean Allen M. Spiegel
Each year Blue Ridge releases its analysis of NIH funding, ranking medical schools and individual departments by total award dollars. For the first time this year, the site included the total number of principal investigators (PIs) at the 139 medical schools that receive NIH funding. Einstein’s top ten ranking was determined by dividing total award by number of PIs for the top 40 medical schools as determined by total NIH funding. (The top 40 institutions were those that received more than $120 million in 2017.) This places Einstein ahead of such medical schools as Columbia, Stanford, Johns Hopkins, Harvard and Yale.

Blue Ridge also ranked departments by total awards, and several basic science and clinical departments at Einstein and Montefiore placed in the top twenty nationally, including anatomy/cell biology, which combines awards to Einstein’s anatomy & structural biology and cell biology departments (#6), family medicine (#11), genetics (#12), neurosciences (#13), urology (#16), pediatrics (#19) and public health (#20).

“Einstein has long been respected for the excellence and productivity of its faculty,” says Allen M. Spiegel, M.D., the Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean at Einstein. “This clear and objective evidence is a welcome confirmation of that fact. We are immensely proud of our researchers and their chairs, as well as the students, trainees, fellows and staff who help make this achievement possible.”

 
RankSchool of MedicineTotal AwardsNo. of PIsTotal $ / PI
1 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA $169,628,084 176 $963,795
2 MAYO CLINIC ROCHESTER $253,755,770 266 $953,969
3 ICAHN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AT MOUNT SINAI $305,679,847 350 $873,370
4 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO $334,752,481 385 $869,486
5 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES $328,366,751 406 $808,785
6 DUKE UNIVERSITY $356,025,482 444 $801,859
7 ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, INC $174,455,049 220 $792,977
8 NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE $232,235,358 296 $784,578
9 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES $350,338,254 450 $778,529
10 STANFORD UNIVERSITY $422,642,872 545 $775,491
11 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON $191,472,140 250 $765,888
12 JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY $461,594,973 603 $765,497
13 HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL $205,998,266 271 $760,141
14 YALE UNIVERSITY $387,119,589 510 $759,058
15 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT DAVIS $176,238,173 233 $756,387
16 UNIV OF NORTH CAROLINA CHAPEL HILL $272,644,942 364 $749,024
17 WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY $410,142,907 549 $747,072
18 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO $527,220,449 713 $739,439
19 CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY $156,928,995 217 $723,175
20 UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA $406,264,855 570 $712,745