Mount Sinai School of Medicine Experiences Impressive NIH Support

Mount Sinai School of Medicine has ranked among the top 25 medical schools in terms of NIH funding for several years.

New York, NY
 – January 4, 2009 /Press Release/  –– 

Mount Sinai School of Medicine remains among the leading institutions receiving research support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The School of Medicine has ranked among the top 25 medical schools over the past several years. Mount Sinai's 2006 record of 411 awards, totaling $178.8 million, placed it 18th among the 125 medical schools receiving funding for that year.

The School of Medicine continues to take great strides toward breakthroughs and discovery supported by NIH funding of its research programs. Mount Sinai conducts research through 14 research institutes and more than 200 research programs, centers and laboratories.

About The Mount Sinai Medical Center
The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. The Mount Sinai Hospital is one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. Founded in 1852, Mount Sinai today is a 1,171-bed tertiary-care teaching facility that is internationally acclaimed for excellence in clinical care. Last year, nearly 50,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients, and there were nearly 450,000 outpatient visits to the Medical Center.

Mount Sinai School of Medicine is internationally recognized as a leader in groundbreaking clinical and basic-science research, as well as having an innovative approach to medical education. With a faculty of more than 3,400 in 38 clinical and basic science departments and centers, Mount Sinai ranks among the top 20 medical schools in receipt of National Institute of Health (NIH) grants.