Led by Tulane, Louisiana ranks 27th in nation for research funding

September 11, 2006

Madeline Vann
Phone: 504-247-1425

Thanks in large part to Tulane University, Louisiana ranked 27th out of all states that receive National Institutes of Health funding. Tulane is the largest single recipient of funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the state of Louisiana for fiscal year 2005, according to recent national data.

The university received $73,392,850 in funding from the NIH, which is 40 percent of the funding awarded to all Louisiana institutions. The university is ranked 79 out of the 3,419 institutions that receive NIH funding, up from 83 in fiscal year 2004.

"These rankings demonstrate national recognition of our competitive research capabilities," says Tulane University president Scott Cowen. "The strength of our research programs continues to draw funding to Louisiana as well as highly qualified faculty and students."

The Tulane University School of Medicine ranked 59 out of the 123 schools with NIH funding, which represents a steady improvement in ranking from 89 in fiscal year 2001.

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000