Tuesday, January 20, 2015

UMN Family Medicine Maintains High Ranking With NIH

Top ranked principal investigator Susie Nanney, PhD, MS,
front, during a community research presentation
The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research recently released ranking tables of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding to U.S. medical schools in 2014.

The University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health consistently ranks among the top NIH-funded family medicine departments. This year, we ranked third in the nation for the second year in a row.

Three department faculty also ranked in the top 20 for principal investigators:

  • Kola Okuyemi, MD, MPH
  • Susie Nanney, PhD, MS
  • Sharon Allen, MD, PhD


Research is an integral component of our mission. We are committed to evaluating important practice innovations in family medicine and primary care.

Unlike other clinical science departments, we do not maintain a specific disease-related research focus. Instead, we embrace translational research that explores health care delivery in a primary care setting, the roles and activities of primary care providers, and the engagement of community members in advancing clinical science and addressing health disparities in the communities we serve.

Research foci include:
  • Behavioral and mental health
  • Chronic diseases
  • Health disparities
  • Human sexuality
  • Medical education
  • Practice-based research
  • Sports medicine
  • Women's health

1 comment:

  1. I think that's great that you ranked third in the nation! Congratulations! An achievement like that comes with a lot of hard work and commitment! It's great to know that there are wonderful family medicine doctors out there that are so highly ranked. Knowing that I can go to one if I ever have a problem really gives me peace of mind. http://www.toowongdoctors.com.au