Department of Emergency Medicine ranks 15th nationally in NIH funding

The Department of Emergency Medicine at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health was ranked 15th in the nation among academic departments of emergency medicine receiving research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), according to Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. The recently released rankings report the department received more than $1.76 million in research grants during the NIH’s 2022 fiscal year, which ran from October 1, 2021, to September 30, 2022. This is a report 37.6% increase over the prior fiscal year.

Four department faculty served as Principal Investigators on NIH research grants during the NIH’s 2022 fiscal year, listed alphabetically: Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi, PhD, RN, Brian Patterson, MD, MPH, Michael Pulia, MD, PhD, and Manish N. Shah, MD, MPH.

“This is a significant accomplishment that reflects the high level of commitment and collaboration among faculty and staff in the BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine and the Emergency Department,” says Dr. Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi, associate vice chair of research.

“These advances in our NIH rankings are the direct result of effort and contributions of all team members and take many different forms, including supporting recruitment of research participants, reviewing research protocols at the department’s Research Committee, supporting data collection or analysis, presenting research findings, and supporting the administrative, legal, and compliance requirements for grant funding and research studies.”

This is the fourth time the department has ranked in the Top 20 nationally in the last five years, an unprecedented accomplishment since the formal establishment of its research enterprise in 2015.

Read more about the Department of Emergency Medicine’s research success and programs here.