MIR Secures Third Place Ranking in NIH Academic Radiology Funding

Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) was ranked the third-highest earner in NIH radiology funding among university-based U.S. radiology departments 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 $40 million in federal fiscal year 2023. This funding helps scientists and institutions develop innovative research to improve health outcomes.

BRIMR also identified several MIR investigators in the top 100 for NIH funding: Hongyu An, PhD; Robert J. Gropler, MD; Joel S. Perlmutter, MD; Kooresh I. Shoghi, PhD; 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 over $583 million in NIH funding in federal fiscal year 2023, WashU Medicine ranks second among U.S. medical schools.