Einstein Ranks Among Top in Nation in Research Funding

March 10, 2021—(BRONX, NY)—As reported last year, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System together received $223.6 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in federal fiscal year 2020. Now, an analysis from Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research reports that Einstein is among the top in the country in total funding and in strategic areas of research.

“Einstein faculty are widely respected not only for the quality of their research but for their productivity,” said Gordon F. Tomaselli, M.D., the Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean at Einstein and executive vice president and chief academic officer at Montefiore Medicine. “This report is further verification that we consistently ‘punch above our weight’ as an institution.”

Each year, Blue Ridge releases its analysis of NIH funding, ranking medical schools and individual departments by total award dollars. Based on 2020 NIH funding, Einstein ranked #30 in the nation. Despite its relatively modest faculty size, this places Einstein firmly among nationally elite institutions, such as Harvard Medical School (#38), Weill Cornell Medical College (#27), the University Southern California (#32), the University of Chicago (#31) and University of Miami School of Medicine (#40).

Blue Ridge also ranked departments by total funding, and several basic science and clinical departments at Einstein and Montefiore placed in the top 15 nationally. These include:

  • Anatomy/cell biology, which combines awards to Einstein’s anatomy & structural biology and cell biology departments (#7)
  • Neurosciences (#10),
  • Public health, which represents grants to the department of epidemiology and population health (#11)
  • Urology (#13)
  • Genetics (#13)

Other departments of note include family medicine (#21), internal medicine (#22), microbiology (#23), neurology (#28), pediatrics (#30), and pathology (#36).

In another ranking, published in the fall 2020, Einstein was ranked #12 in NIH funding dollars per principal investigators by U.S. News & World Report, demonstrating the high productivity of its research faculty. (This ranking was based on 2019 NIH funding.)