Newswise — January 16, 2014 – (BRONX, NY) – Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University ranked among the top fifth of medical schools in securing research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2013. The rankings were provided by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, a non-profit organization based in North Carolina that compares research funding at medical schools using an open access NIH database.
“In this challenging fiscal environment, it’s notable that Einstein has consistently retained robust NIH funding for basic and clinical sciences,” said Allen M. Spiegel, M.D., the Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean at Einstein. “This is a testament to the high quality and enterprising nature of our research faculty and their teams as well as significant new recruits to Einstein since 2007.”
In 2013, Einstein received more than $155 million in NIH funding, ranking 25th out of 139 United States medical schools that received NIH grants. The College of Medicine had a particularly strong showing in the basic science categories. The rise to the 25th position represents an increase of seven positions since 2007, when Einstein ranked 32nd.
Data for the Blue Ridge rankings are extracted from the Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (RePORT) of NIH, which is free and available to the public. These rankings exclude NIH research and development contracts and awards given under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. All charts and rankings reflect grants given during federal fiscal year 2013, which ran from October 2012 through September 2013.
About Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva UniversityAlbert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University is one of the nation’s premier centers for research, medical education and clinical investigation. During the 2013-2014 academic year, Einstein is home to 734 M.D. students, 236 Ph.D. students, 106 students in the combined M.D./Ph.D. program, and 353 postdoctoral research fellows. The College of Medicine has more than 2,000 full-time faculty members located on the main campus and at its clinical affiliates. In 2013, Einstein received more than $155 million in awards from the NIH. This includes the funding of major research centers at Einstein in diabetes, cancer, liver disease, and AIDS. Other areas where the College of Medicine is concentrating its efforts include developmental brain research, neuroscience, cardiac disease, and initiatives to reduce and eliminate ethnic and racial health disparities. Its partnership with Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital and academic medical center for Einstein, advances clinical and translational research to accelerate the pace at which new discoveries become the treatments and therapies that benefit patients. Through its extensive affiliation network involving Montefiore, Jacobi Medical Center–Einstein’s founding hospital, and five other hospital systems in the Bronx, Manhattan, Long Island and Brooklyn, Einstein runs one of the largest residency and fellowship training programs in the medical and dental professions in the United States. For more information, please visit www.einstein.yu.edu and follow us on Twitter @EinsteinMed.