MIR Ranks Third in NIH Radiology Funding

Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) was named the third-highest earner in NIH radiology funding by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (BRIMR). MIR, the academic radiology department at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, raised over $34 million in federal fiscal year 2022. This funding helps scientists and institutions develop innovative research with the goal to improve health outcomes.

“The sustained high ranking reflects the impactful scientific discoveries spawned by our investigators and their teams that are supported by our committed research administrative staff,” said Robert J. Gropler, MD, professor of radiology and senior vice chair and division director of radiological sciences. “It is just one more indicator of the world-class standing of MIR’s research enterprise.”

BRIMR also identified several MIR investigators in the top 100 for NIH funding: Manu S. Goyal, MD; Gropler; Daniel S. Marcus, PhD; Kooresh I. Shoghi, PhD; Suresh Vedantham, MD; Andrei G. Vlassenko, MD, PhD; and Dmitriy A. Yablonskiy, PhD.

BRIMR is an independent nonprofit organization that publishes the rankings of institutions, departments and investigators based on the funding they receive from the NIH. These standings are widely cited as a measure of scientific vitality, which in combination helps demonstrate MIR and WashU Medicine’s commitment to advancing health care.

With $569 million in NIH funding in federal fiscal year 2022, WashU Medicine climbed to No. 3 among U.S. medical schools. Since 2016, WashU Medicine’s NIH support has grown by 52% with more than 120 new NIH-funded investigators.