School of Medicine soars to top 20 ranking in NIH funding for 2019

Congratulations to Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine for the #20 ranking as reported by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding received by medical schools in the U.S for 2019. This is a significant uptick over past years’ rankings, and a tribute to faculty, affiliations, staff and students. 

One of the ways that U.S. medical schools are measured annually is by the total grant dollars received from the NIH. “Rankings and metrics like these boost our reputation as one of the top medical schools in the nation, which in turn, draws the best faculty and attracts outstanding students,” said Pamela B. Davis, dean of the medical school.

“In addition to our own faculty and staff, we are most fortunate to be surrounded by exceptional medical centers in Northeast Ohio, and very proud of our affiliations with the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, the MetroHealth System and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center,” continued Davis. “Faculty based at all of these institutions contributed to our groundbreaking research. Truly, the critical discoveries we have made together improve health and save lives.

“I salute all of our terrific research faculty for their collaborative spirit, their persistence, their devotion to making life better for all of us and for the sheer hard work that went into the grants that added up to our top 20 ranking. Thank you for your brilliance and your caring,” said Davis. “But we must also acknowledge our terrific staff who assist our faculty in submitting and executing their grants, our great research Vice Deans Mark Chance and Mike Konstan who lead and support our work, and our cutting-edge core facilities – all of these come together to facilitate our research.”

Find out more about our #20 ranking and grants.

About the National Institutes of Health

As part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the NIH is the nation's medical research agency, the largest public funder of biomedical research in the world, investing some $37.3 billion annually in medical research. As the steward of medical and behavioral research nationwide, the NIH’s mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone, acquiring new discoveries and insights to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability.