February 3, 1998
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PHONE: (410) 955-8725
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is once again the top earner among medical schools of National Institutes of Health (NIH) biomedical research funding, according to recently released figures for fiscal year 1997.
Hopkins researchers earned a total of $210 million in NIH grants. Most of that ($187 million or 89 percent) went directly to support basic or clinical research.
The FY 97 figure reflects a 3.4 percent increase over total Hopkins School of Medicine NIH funding for 1996.
"This outstanding distinction is a reflection of the terrific leadership, insight and hard work that our faculty bring to the biomedical sciences," says Hopkins Vice Dean for Research Bart Chernow, M.D.
University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine was number 2 at $180 million. Rounding out the top five were the schools of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Yale, and Washington University in St. Louis.