The National Institutes of Health ranks Mount Sinai School of Medicine #17 in the United States in NIH funding

The Mount Sinai School of Medicine climbed from #18 to #17 in the nation for National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding in 2012.

New York
 – February 16, 2012 /Press Release/  –– 

Mount Sinai School of Medicine (MSSM) has been ranked 17th in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding among U.S. medical schools in data newly released by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. Mount Sinai School of Medicine was ranked #18 nationally the prior year.

The ranking captures non-ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) grant and contract support in Federal Fiscal Year 2009, the latest fiscal year for which complete data are available.

There are approximately 2,800 active research projects of all types at being done at Mount Sinai with nearly $375 million in total research support from all sources. Federal awards comprise 82.5 percent of Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s extramural funding. Nearly 600 Federal grants and contracts have been awarded to over 300 MSSM investigators.

Mount Sinai School of Medicine has also enjoyed a remarkable 23.5 percent success rate for competing NIH applications and 27.7 percent increase in total Federal funding from FY2008 to FY2009. Mount Sinai also saw a 16.9 percent increase in non-ARRA Federal funding from FY2008 to FY2009.

The NIH abolished formal rankings in 2006. Blue Ridge uses the Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (RePORT) of the NIH to analyze grant and contract awards to medical schools and create rankings.

About The Mount Sinai Medical Center
The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses both The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Established in 1968, Mount Sinai School of Medicine is one of the leading medical schools in the United States.  The Medical School is noted for innovation in education, biomedical research, clinical care delivery, and local and global community service.  It has more than 3,400 faculty in 32 departments and 14 research institutes, and ranks among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding and by US News and World Report.

The Mount Sinai Hospital, founded in 1852, is a 1,171-bed tertiary- and quaternary-care teaching facility and one of the nation's oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. In 2011, US News and World Report ranked The Mount Sinai Hospital 16th on its elite Honor Roll of the nation's top hospitals based on reputation, safety, and other patient-care factors. Of the top 20 hospitals in the United States, Mount Sinai is one of 12 integrated academic medical centers whose medical school ranks among the top 20 in NIH funding and US News and World Report and whose hospital is on the US News and World Report Honor Roll.  Nearly 60,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients last year, and approximately 560,000 outpatient visits took place. 

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