Department of Microbiology and Immunology
News...MUSC Moves Up NIH Ranking in Microbiology and Immunology
The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research has released their 2013 rankings and MUSC Microbiology and Immunology has moved up to 51st amongst Microbiology departments at US Medical Schools, an increase from 59th in 2012 and 82nd in 2011. This continued surge in total NIH funding is even more impressive given the notable national trends of decreasing NIH funding. While the overall success rate for competing research project grants (RPGs) declined from 17.6% to 16.8%, and the average size of RPGs decreased from roughly $454,500 to $441,400, the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at MUSC continues to submit record number of grant applications to the NIH. The increased scientific output of the department is also reflected by an increased number of peer-revised publications by the Department as a whole.