Duke Pediatrics ranks second nationwide in NIH funding

We are pleased to announce that the Duke Department of Pediatrics has been ranked second nationally on the list of Blue Ridge NIH research grant funding for pediatrics clinical science departments with a total of $67,863,592 for 2022. Notably, three of our investigators were ranked among the top 20 for individual research funding, including Daniel K. Benjamin, MD, PhD, MPH, #2; P. Brian Smith, MD, MPH, MHS, #3; and Christoph Hornik, MD, PhD, MPH, #13. 

As you know, success in securing NIH funding is considered a strong indicator of the quality of an institution’s research. Our strong performance reflects the groundbreaking work of our remarkably creative and insightful faculty and dedicated research, grants management and IRB staff. The number of faculty, staff, and trainees contributing to our department’s success in research is commendable, and we recognize these contributions extend far beyond NIH funding. We will continue to build on this as we mentor and support junior research faculty. 

2022 Top Investigators from the Department of Pediatrics for NIH Funding

Daniel Benjamin

Daniel K. Benjamin, MD, PhD, MPH
Kiser-Arena Distinguished Professor 
Infectious Diseases
Ranked #2


P. Brian Smith

P. Brian Smith, MD, PhD, MPH, MS
Samuel L. Katz Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics
Quantitative Sciences

Ranked #3


Christoph Hornik, MD, PhD, MPH

Christoph Hornik, MD, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Critical Care Medicine
Chief, Quantitative Sciences
Vice Chair, Research
Ranked #13

We invite you to learn more about the department’s current research endeavors at the upcoming Pediatrics Research Retreat which will be held in person on April 17 and 18 at the Trent Semans Center for Health Education this year. On behalf of our senior leadership team, thank you for all that you do. 

Ann M. Reed, MD
Samuel L. Katz Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics
Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Physician-in-Chief, Duke Children’s

Christoph Hornik, MD, PhD, MPH
Vice Chair, Research
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Critical Care Medicine
Chief, Division of Quantitative Sciences    

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