USC Department of Population and Public Health Sciences ranks #2 nationally in NIH funding

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February 20, 2020
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Seven departments at Keck School of Medicine USC are in the top 10 nationally in grant funding from the National Institutes of Health, according to the rankings of medical schools released for the 2019 federal fiscal year. The Department of Population and Public Health Sciences ranked No. 2 in the country.

The rankings are based on data compiled by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research in Horse Shoe, North Carolina, and are eagerly anticipated by medical schools and researchers each year.

KSOM researchers were awarded a total of $186.3 million in funding for the fiscal year, which began on Oct. 1, 2018 and ended Sept. 30, 2019. Last year KSOM brought in $182.9 million.

KSOM is second in the country among medical schools in average NIH funding per principal investigator, at $975,484, behind only NYU School of Medicine ($987,256). NYU has 318 P.I.’s, compared with 191 at KSOM.

Here’s a rundown of the USC departments that made the top 20:

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