Emory Surgery Places 7th in 2018 NIH Funding Rankings

February 2019

In FY2017, the Emory Department of Surgery rose from the 9th position it held for the prior two years in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for all departments of surgery nationwide to reach the 7th. According to ranking tables of annual NIH funding for FY2018 recently posted by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, the department retained the 7th position as well as received an increase in funding of more than $2 million.

Transplant immunologists Christian Larsen, Andrew Adams, Mandy Ford, and I. Raul Badell; novel cancer imaging and targeted therapeutic agents specialist Lily Yang; health services researcher Rachel Patzer; cardiovascular biomechanics and treatment technologies investigator Muralidhar Padala; basic science, cardioprotection researcher John Calvert; sepsis and shock scientist Craig Coopersmith; and vascular disease researcher Luke Brewster placed high in the NIH's listings of funded department of surgery-based principal investigators.

"This renewed ranking and its associated total funding of more than $12 million underscores the diversity, utility, and commitment to improving surgical care shared by the department's basic science, clinical, and translational research efforts," says Dr. Coopersmith, who is also vice chair of research for the department.

The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research has been publishing ranking tables online of annual NIH funding since 2006, and the data it posts is calculated from the NIH's Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (RePORT).