February 10, 2022

U-M Anesthesiology ranked #1 in 2021 NIH funding with $21.8 million

U-M Anesthesiology ranked #1 in 2021 NIH funding with $21.8 million

Total research funding is up nearly 20% to $37.3 million.

Research by the numbers

The University of Michigan Department of Anesthesiology again is ranked first in the country for National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding in the 2021 Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research rankings. This marks the seventh consecutive year the department has topped the rankings list, which includes anesthesiology departments based within medical schools.

In 2021, U-M Anesthesiology researchers secured nearly $21.9 million in NIH funding for 25 projects. NIH funding to the department increased by nearly 2% from the previous year and accounts for more than 11 percent of total NIH funds disbursed to medical school-based anesthesiology departments.

Total research funding within the department increased nearly 20% from FY20 to more than $37 million across 57 projects. Outside of NIH funding, department researchers received funding from foundation, state, and industry sources. 

“I continue to be impressed by the efforts to keep research programs going during COVID, and the dedication from our research faculty to directly contribute to the departmental mission,” said Senior Associate Chair for Research Chad Brummett, M.D. “It takes efforts across the department to make this work possible, and I’m grateful to our faculty, trainees, nurses, and staff for embracing a culture of research and discovery.”

In addition to the department rankings, four faculty members ranked in the top 15 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.