AOC Connect Launches New Orthopaedic Funding Benchmarking Initiative
Farshid Guilak, PhD
In 2022, AOC Connect will begin collecting detailed set of statistics on research programs in orthopaedics to help departments develop benchmarks for research productivity and success.
NIH Funding: Our “square one.”
The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research reports annually on NIH funding; this data is in the public record. The top NIH-funded departments and individual investigators for 2020 are listed here:
Top 15 Academic Orthopaedic Institutions Receiving NIH Funding in 2020
|1||Washington University in St. Louis||$8,354,386|
|3||University of Pennsylvania||$7,810,821|
|4||Johns Hopkins University||$6,718,206|
|5||New York University School of Medicine||$5,448,520|
|6||University of California San Francisco||$5,127,654|
|7||University of Rochester||$4,852,553|
|8||Thomas Jefferson University||$3,693,462|
|9||University of Southern California||$3,409,089|
|10||University of Utah||$3,339,665|
|11||University of Michigan Ann Arbor||$3,336,700|
|12||University of Maryland Baltimore||$3,241,485|
|14||University of Pittsburgh||$2,688,555|
|15||Columbia University Health Sciences||$2,653,425|
Top 15 Academic Orthopaedic Investigators Receiving NIH Funding in 2020
|1||Xu Cao (Johns Hopkins University)||$2,881,902|
|2||Steven Z. George (Duke University)||$2,236,198|
|3||Matthew J. Silva (Washington University in St. Louis)||$2,159,109|
|4||Louis J. Soslowsky (University of Pennsylvania)||$2,041,958|
|5||Edward M. Schwarz (University of Rochester)||$1,931,628|
|6||Chuanju Liu (New York University School of Medicine)||$1,793,746|
|7||Francis Young-In Lee (Yale University School of Medicine)||$1,503,068|
|8||Julie M. Fritz (University of Utah)||$1,494,248|
|9||Gage D. Crump (University of Southern California)||$1,443,271|
|10||Tamara N. Alliston (University of California San Francisco)||$1,388,499|
|11||Niels Ringstad (New York University School of Medicine)||$1,380,457|
|12||Stavros Thomopoulos (Columbia University)||$1,334,643|
|13||Jie Shen (Washington University in St. Louis)||$1,305,955|
|14||Farshid Guilak (Washington University in St. Louis)||$1,296,511|
|15||Xinping Zhang (University of Rochester)||$1,283,975|
Digging deeper to help ALL orthopaedics researchers
Orthopaedic departments rely on many other federal and private sources of research funding. It’s our aim to survey orthopaedic departments and investigators nationwide to compile more detailed data on grant funding and expenditures. Through this ongoing initiative we hope to produce benchmarks around compensation, facilities, and more aspects that will empower departments to build their research portfolios. This information will also help us lobby federal agencies and private foundations for more funding for orthopaedic research.
The more we can understand, the more we can improve!
I look forward to working with research department chairs and individual investigators to move this initiative forward.
Farshid Guilak, PhD, AOC Connect’s Chief Scientific & Innovation Officer, is Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Washington University and Director of Research for Shriners Hospitals for Children in St. Louis.