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JOHNS HOPKINS AGAIN TOPS LIST OF NIH AWARDS TO MEDICAL SCHOOLS

Johns Hopkins Medicine
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Media contact:  Trent Stockton
410-955-8665; tstockt1@jhmi.edu
June 15, 2005

JOHNS HOPKINS AGAIN TOPS LIST OF NIH AWARDS TO MEDICAL SCHOOLS

For the 13th consecutive year, Johns Hopkins earned more grants, awards and contracts from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) than any of the other 122 U.S. medical schools that receive them.   Awards include  research grants, training grants, fellowship awards, and research and development contracts.

“Credit for this achievement should go to the remarkable productivity, creativity and ingenuity of all involved in research, teaching and patient care at Johns Hopkins, including faculty, staff, students, nurses, fellows, technicians and many others,” said Edward D. Miller, M.D., dean of the medical faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine. 

“Far more important than dollar amounts for basic and clinical research is the potential of this work to improve the health of people in our community, the country - and across the world,” added Chi V. Dang, M.D., Ph.D., vice dean for research at The Johns Hopkins University of School of Medicine.

According to the NIH analysis for fiscal year 2004, Johns Hopkins received 991 awards for a total of nearly $450 million, an increase of $37 million over last year despite the reduced growth rate of the federal NIH budget.  The University of Pennsylvania came in second with 947 awards totaling more than $393 million.  The University of California, San Francisco, Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Washington rounded out the top five, receiving, respectively, 947 awards for over $393 million, 836 awards for approximately $380 million, and 820 awards for approximately $371 million. 

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has 2,333 full-time faculty, 1,170 part-time faculty, 1,379 fellows, 481 medical students, and 696 Ph.D. and M.A. students.  The NIH’s complete list can be found online at:  http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/award/rank/medttl04.htm

For more information on research at Johns Hopkins, visit:  http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/about

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