Recent data released from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) indicate that the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan rose from number 11 to number 8 in the country for NIH research funding in fiscal year 2015. This is the first year the University of Michigan has ranked within the top 10 of NIH funding for anesthesiology departments.
“We are gratified to see that our research efforts have resulted in increased NIH funding and ranking,” says Dr. George Mashour, associate chair for research in the Department of Anesthesiology and principal investigator of the institution’s NIH Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA). “This reflects the commitment of our chair, Dr. Kevin Tremper, as well as the many talented investigators in our department.” The number 8 ranking does not include the CTSA grant, which technically places the department in the number 1 slot.
The NIH invests nearly $32 billion annually in medical research. More than 80% of the funding is awarded through almost 50,000 competitive grants to more than 2,500 universities, medical schools and research institutions around the world. The department’s presence within the top 10 of NIH funding further exemplifies its ongoing dedication to make substantial contributions to scientific understanding and clinical practice.
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