The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research has finalized their rankings of NIH funding awards for U.S. medical schools for 2017. The OHSU's Department of Emergency Medicine research, landed firmly in the number two spot in the nation for 2017 with $4,993,674 in funding. In addition to the overall achievement, seven OHSU EM faculty members found themselves in the top NIH funded principal investigators for Emergency Medicine research.
The data that Blue Ridge uses for determining these rankings is obtained from the Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (RePORT) from the National Institutes of Health. The NIH itself does not rank the department strengths of the institutions it funds, so independent assessments like Blue Ridge provide a useful - though not definitive - measurement of how the school fits into the nation's overall biomedical research picture.