The Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work at Florida International University holds steady at No. 16 in the nation for public health schools at public universities receiving National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding, according to this year’s annual rankings by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. Overall, Stempel College ranked No. 26 amongst all schools of public health, making this year its second consecutive year to rank among the nation’s top 30 NIH-funded public health schools.
“Stempel College ranking along with the top public health institutions is a testament to the impactful work being done here every day by our faculty, doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, and research staff,” said Tomás R. Guilarte, dean of Stempel College. “I am in awe of the commitment and enthusiasm our research teams bring to propel science advances that improve the health of people and communities near and far.”
The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research is an independent, scientific research organization that monitors NIH funding to medical schools, health science schools and organizations. Each year, the institute releases its public health school rankings based on NIH research funding received per principal investigator in the federal fiscal year.
“In the six years I’ve been at Stempel College, the growth we’ve seen in research funding is unprecedented,” said Guilarte. “This has been greatly influenced by the outstanding work being done by our Office of Research Administration led by Associate Dean for Research Dr. Jason Richardson and Associate Director Karla Muñoz-Caamaño and her team. I look forward to seeing us move up in the rankings as it means we’ve secured more research funding to do more for the greater good.”