Duke Ophthalmology Among Top 10 in Nation for NIH Funding

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

We are pleased to announce that Duke Ophthalmology was ranked in the top 10 for funding from the National Institute of Health. Duke Ophthalmology faculty, trainees and staff are committed to sight saving research and we are thankful for NIH funding to support our work.

Duke University continues its leadership in biomedical research, ranking eighth among the nation’s top medical schools and research institutions for funding from the National Institutes of Health and was the largest recipient of NIH grant funding in North Carolina for fiscal year 2019. Eight departments and one basic science discipline ranked among the top 10 in the country: 

1st for Pediatrics
3rd for Surgery
4th for Internal Medicine
4th for Neurosurgery
5th for Orthopedics
7th for Ophthalmology
8th for Anesthesiology
9th for Psychiatry
10th for Genetics

"Biomedical research is crucial for advancing care for our patients and improving the health and well-being of our community locally and globally,” said Mary E. Klotman, M.D., dean of the Duke University School of Medicine. “I am proud of our faculty, staff and students for their dedication to excellence and commitment to innovation, as evidenced by these rankings.”

Article adapted from Duke University School of Medicine