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2017 NIH rankings announced

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Coleen Cunningham; Ann Reed

We are pleased to announce that the Duke Department of Pediatrics has been ranked second nationally on the list of NIH research grant funding for pediatrics clinical science departments with a total of $44,160,504 for 2017. Notably, a number of our investigators were ranked among the top 50 recipients of FY 2017 research grants.

As you know, success in securing NIH funding is considered a strong indicator of the quality of an institution’s research. Our strong performance and rise in rankings reflect the groundbreaking work of our remarkably creative and insightful faculty and dedicated research, grants management and IRB staff. In total, 29 principal investigators from our department spanning 11 divisions, received NIH funding in 2017. These investigators ranged in rank from assistant professor to full professor with tenure with MD, MD/PhD, and PhD degrees. The number of people contributing to our department’s success in research is commendable, and we recognize these contributions extend far beyond NIH funding. We hope to continue to build on this as we mentor and support junior research faculty. 

We invite you to learn more about the department’s current research endeavors at the upcoming Pediatrics Research Retreat on April 9 in the Trent Semans Center. On behalf of our senior leadership team, thank you for all that you do. 

Ann M. Reed, MD
William Cleland Professor of Pediatrics
Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Physician-in-Chief, Duke Children’s

Coleen K. Cunningham, MD
Vice Chair, Research
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Infectious Diseases
Chief, Division of Global Health        

Note: Rankings are compiled by the independent Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research based on the most current NIH data.