February 17, 1997
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The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine leads all other medical schools in the amount of funding awarded by the National Institutes of Health in 1996. The achievement marks the sixth consecutive year that Hopkins earned top ranking.
Hopkins investigators received a total of almost $204 million in 1996, of which $181.7 million went to research, $8.8 million for training, $10.3 million for contract research, $1.6 million for fellowships and $1.6 million for other uses, such as construction and renovation of facilities.
"This designation, made through a stringent peer review process, is a testament to the men and women of Hopkins, who remain at the cutting edge of research," says Edward Miller, M.D., dean of the School of Medicine and chief operating officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine.
"It reflects the fact that the research infrastructure that Hopkins has built over the years allows us to compete more successfully for research dollars than any other single institution in the country, and to live up to its heritage."
The Hopkins total was almost $25 million larger than second-ranked University of California at San Francisco. NIH funding is the largest single U.S. source of biomedical research support.