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Department ranks #2 in NIH funding for second straight year (2021)

The Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis ranked #2 nationwide among anesthesiology departments in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), according to the 2021 Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (BRIMR) rankings. This is the second consecutive year the department has ranked 2nd and the 15th consecutive year in the top five.

The department received $21,004,831 million in federal funding from the NIH, a 30 percent increase from 2020.

“This robust NIH support for our research teams reflects the quality and breadth of science in the Department of Anesthesiology,” said the department’s Vice-Chair for Research, Robert W. Gereau IV, PhD. “Our scientists are conducting ground breaking research across the translational spectrum in areas that will have impact on the specialty of anesthesiology and beyond, with a focus on training a strong and diverse research workforce for the future.”

In addition to the department rankings, six faculty members ranked in the top 50 for NIH funding to individual principal investigators—Dr. Gereau is the #2 funded investigator nationally in Anesthesiology.

Of the 143 institutions listed, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis ranked #4 for national funding to academic medical centers in 2021.

Learn more about research in the Department of Anesthesiology.