Newswise — MAYWOOD, Il. – The Surgery Department of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine ranked 18th in the nation in National Institutes of Health medical school funding in 2013, according to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research.

Researchers in Loyola’s Surgery Department received a total of $5,068,582 in NIH funding.

“Loyola Surgery is committed to excellence and innovation in research that will help define the future of American surgery,” said Paul C. Kuo, MD, MS, MBA, FACS, chair of the Department of Surgery. “We greatly appreciate government funding that makes such research possible.”

NIH funding from all Loyola departments combined totaled $18,986,909, the Blue Ridge Institute said. The Blue Ridge Institute, a nonprofit organization based in North Carolina, is a recognized source for NIH funding statistics.

Here are 2013 NIH funding for other Loyola departments, according to the Blue Ridge Institute:

Anatomy/cell biology: $370,320Biochemistry: $29,173Internal medicine/medicine: $1,447,390Microbiology/immunology/virology: $4,836,003Obstetrics/genecology: $137,176Orthopaedics: $217,063Pathology: $1,234,762Pharmacology: $1,135,555Physiology: $2,865,807Public health and preventive medicine: $1,645,078

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