February 12, 2021

U-M Anesthesiology ranked #1 in NIH funding in 2020

Four faculty members also are recognized among the top 30 principal investigators.

U-M Anesthesiology is ranked #1 in NIH funding with $21.5 million in funding. Overall, the department secured more than $30 million in sponsored projects.

The University of Michigan Department of Anesthesiology again is ranked first in the country for National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding in the 2020 Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research rankings. This marks the sixth consecutive year the department has topped the rankings list, which includes anesthesiology departments based within medical schools.

In 2020, U-M Anesthesiology researchers secured nearly $21.5 million in NIH funding, including a $9.7 million institution-wide Clinical and Translational Science Award co-directed by Department Chair George Mashour, M.D., Ph.D. Total research funding within the department was more than $31 million, including foundation, state and industry funding.

“Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, our researchers remained committed to making major advances in the field. This reflects the ongoing importance of scientific discovery within our department, led by Dr. Mashour,” said Senior Associate Chair for Research Chad Brummett, M.D. “Continued funding from the NIH and our additional partners has allowed us to develop a research portfolio truly unique in its depth and breadth.”  

In addition to the department rankings, four faculty members ranked in the top 30 for NIH funding to individual anesthesia principal investigators:

  • George Mashour, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Chad Brummett, M.D.

  • Daniel Clauw, M.D.

  • Richard Harris, Ph.D.