Duke Emergency Medicine Debuts in Top 20 Ranking for NIH Funding

The Duke Department of Emergency Medicine ranks in the top 20 among U.S. medical school emergency medicine departments in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as reported by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (BRIMR).

Duke Emergency Medicine received over $1.5 million in NIH funding in 2022. The Duke School of Medicine ranks #9 in NIH funding among U.S. academic medical institutions.

This #20 debut is indicative of a departmental dedication to conducting groundbreaking research in emergency medicine and advancing access to equitable emergency healthcare locally and globally.

"Although no single metric can fully encapsulate the strength of a research program, NIH funding is widely accepted as a standardized, quantitative measure of research excellence," says Alexander Limkakeng, MD, MHS, Vice Chair of Clinical Research for the Department of Emergency Medicine. "I am thrilled that the Duke Department of Emergency Medicine has established itself in the upper echelon of emergency medicine research programs. We expect to continue to grow our programs and to lead in knowledge creation and innovation for the benefit of those affected by acute health conditions globally."

Catherine Staton, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine with tenure, was the highest-funded principal investigator from Duke in 2022, receiving over $600,000 in awards from the NIH for her research in improving access to emergency care globally.

“Conducting research and clinical trials to bring innovative and cutting-edge care to patients both locally and globally has been such an honor," says Dr. Staton. "It is exciting to see Duke’s Department of Emergency Medicine get the credit for the hard work we have been doing and I look forward to seeing our global and local research continue to support access to quality acute care.“ 

Learn more about the Department of Emergency Medicine's research efforts.