JHMI Office of Communications and Public Affairs

March 2, 2001
MEDIA CONTACT: Gary Stephenson
PHONE: (410) 955-5384
E-MAIL: gstephenson@jhmi.edu

TOPS IN NIH FUNDING

The National Institutes of Health annual summary of grants to medical schools has, for the 9th year in a row, ranked The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine chief among earners of federal research dollar in the United States.

The rankings, covering Fiscal Year 2000, showed that Hopkins earned $301 million in grants, an 18 percent increase over 1999's $255.3 million. Hopkins also ranked second among the nationís top medical schools in training grants, with $12.6 million earned in that category. The second-place institution, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, earned $266.9 million in research grants, an increase of just 12 percent over 1999. For the full list of medical schools and dollar amounts, visit the NIH website at: http://silk.nih.gov/public/cbz2zoz.@www.med.total.fy2000.dsncc

In addition to the current and future scientific and health impact reflected in this level of peer-reviewed support to Hopkins faculty, there is impact as well on development of new health care technologies and on economic growth in the Baltimore metropolitan community. Hopkins scientists/grantees, generally live in the area, adding their purchasing power and tax dollars to the regional economy. They employ others in their labs and clinics and help attract health and science-related business investment and talent.

To pursue these or other stories, and to interview researchers and research deans at the School of Medicine, call Joann Rodgers or Gary Stephenson at 410-955-6680, or email Rodgers at jrodgers@jhmi.edu or Stephenson at gstephenson@jhmi.edu


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