Feb. 21, 2000
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research ranking climbs
The Wayne State University School of Medicine climbed to
number 22 of the nation’s 125 medical schools in the latest rankings released
by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The rankings are based on total
research expenditures and reflect an excess of $99 million in research funding
to the School of Medicine faculty in 1998, the latest year reported.
The school moved from 25th spot based on $89 million in
total research expenditures in the last reporting year. WSU has climbed 10 spots
in the past five years, from a ranking of 32 with $57 million in 1993.
The NSF rank reflects all research spending, including
“These rankings reflect the tremendous productivity of
our faculty,” noted John Crissman, MD, interim dean of the School of Medicine.
“What’s more, our climb illustrates the relative strength of our faculty and
programs compared to other institutions nationally.”
Uhde, MD, associate dean for research for the School of Medicine, said,
“Considering the intense competition and pressure for research funding
nationally, this is an impressive achievement.” He added, “Even more
impressive is that those institutions who share a top 25 ranking with the WSU
School of Medicine have a much greater number of endowed professorships. This
indicates that WSU is among the very best academic health systems in terms of
getting an excellent return on its research investment.”