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Department of Pediatrics Ranked #4

The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research has ranked Emory University’s Department of Pediatrics (DOP), the primary academic partner of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, No. 4 in the country for federal research dollars from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2021 for pediatrics departments. Congratulations to all! This is an honor and reflection of the hard work you put into research and helping to advance medical discoveries every day.  

The Emory Department of Pediatrics received more than $53 million in NIH funds last year. Some recent NIH-funded projects include pediatric HIV cure research, a COVID-19 and MIS-C biomarker discovery and abatacept for the prevention of severe graft versus host disease. Learn more about these research projects and milestones from the past year in the Children’s and Emory 2021 Research Report: Unprecedented Discoveries, Global Impact.

Some of the highlights to recognize in 2021 include more than 1,800 publications in more than 880 journals by Children’s and Emory researchers and extramural funding for the DOP totaling $101.4 million. We have maintained the top five ranking since 2016. This is a testament to how far we’ve come since being ranked No. 49 in 2004!  

Behind us in last year's rankings are University of California San Diego ($48M), Vanderbilt ($45M), and University of Wisconsin Madison ($37M).