PA) - According to newly released figures from the National
Institutes of Health (NIH), the University of Pennsylvania
School of Medicine ranks second in the total monetary
value of grants among academic medical centers in the
United States. The NIH is the primary funder of biomedical
research and training in the nation, and their annual
rankings are considered an important barometer of research
strength. In the 2001 fiscal year, Penn received 918
research and training grants worth approximately $327
million, up by $57 million from the previous year -
a 21% increase.
"Our position on the NIH rankings should stand as further
testimony to Penn's national prominence," said Dr.
Arthur H. Rubenstein, Dean of the University of
Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Executive Vice President
of Penn's Health System. "NIH awards translate directly
into scientific research, physician training, and patient
Penn also had more individual departments ranked in
the top five than any other leading academic medical
center. Radiology (departments of Radiology and Radiation
Oncology combined), Pathology and Laboratory Medicine,
and Dermatology were ranked first. The other departments
in the top five are Biochemistry and Biophysics, Genetics,
Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology,
Orthopedic Surgery, Physiology, and Psychiatry.
In terms of total NIH research and training awards in
fiscal year 2001, the top recipient in the United States
is Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, followed by the
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The remainder
of the top ten, in rank order, are the University of
California, San Francisco, Washington University School
of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine,
Yale University School of Medicine, Baylor College of
Medicine, and the University of Michigan Medical School,
University of California, Los Angeles, and Duke University
School of Medicine. The complete list of rankings can
be found at the NIH web site: www.nih.gov
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Editor's Note: Need an example
of NIH funding at Penn? For information on a nationwide
chronic renal insufficiency study led by Penn and funded
by the NIH go to www.uphs.upenn.edu/news/News_Releases/jan02/KidneyDisease.html
The University of Pennsylvania Health
System is distinguished not only by its historical significance
- first hospital (1751), first medical school (1765),
first university teaching hospital (1874), first fully
integrated academic health system (1993) - but by its
position as a major player on the world stage of medicine
in the 21st century. Committed to a three-part mission
of education, research, and clinical excellence.
Penn Medicine is one of the world's leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $5.3 billion enterprise.
The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 18 years, according to U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $373 million awarded in the 2015 fiscal year.
The University of Pennsylvania Health System's patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center -- which are recognized as one of the nation's top "Honor Roll" hospitals by U.S. News & World Report -- Chester County Hospital; Lancaster General Health; Penn Wissahickon Hospice; and Pennsylvania Hospital -- the nation's first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional affiliated inpatient care facilities and services throughout the Philadelphia region include Chestnut Hill Hospital and Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Penn Medicine.
Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2015, Penn Medicine provided $253.3 million to benefit our community.