Loyola Surgery ranks 13th in NIH funding

The Department of Surgery at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine ranked 13th in the nation in National Institutes of Health (NIH) medical school funding in 2015, according to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. Researchers in Loyola’s Department of Surgery received a total of $7,501,603 in NIH funding.

Twelve Loyola Department of Surgery researchers received NIH funding in 2015, including Michael Nishimura, PhD, who received more than $3 million. Among the 513 surgery department researchers nationwide who received NIH funding in 2015, Dr. Nishimura ranked 8th. Dr. Nishimura is developing therapies designed to turn patients’ own immune systems into potent weapons against cancer.

Total NIH funding for researchers at Loyola University Chicago’s Health Sciences Division, including the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and Stritch School of Medicine, totaled $19,105,758, according to the Blue Ridge Institute. The institute, a nonprofit organization based in North Carolina, is a recognized source for NIH funding statistics.

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