2021 Research Annual Report Released

December 15, 2021
2021 Annual ReportThe University of Michigan Medical School released its 2021 Research Annual Report today, highlighting metrics and milestones such as an increase in research awards to $720 million, up from $662 million last year. $138 million of those awards came from industry collaboration, representing an investment into diversifying support for biomedical research efforts and moving fundamental discoveries into real-world practice more quickly.

“There is much reason for optimism, as our research at Michigan Medicine continues to impress and make a positive impact,” said Steven Kunkel, Ph.D., Executive Vice Dean for Research at the Medical School, and Chief Scientific Officer for Michigan Medicine.

Overall, Michigan Medicine accounts for approximately 42 percent of the research volume for the University of Michigan. U-M’s academic medical center ranked tenth for NIH-funding for federal fiscal year 2020.

“Our research community has remained highly productive and innovative throughout the pandemic, continuing to bring new discoveries to light that impact health care and care delivery at Michigan Medicine. The pandemic has highlighted even more significantly the value ad importance of research in addressing the constantly evolving needs of our patients and the health care industry,” said Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., Dean of the University of Michigan Medical School and CEO of Michigan Medicine.

Michigan Medicine researchers generated nearly 9,000 publications during calendar year 2020, ranking the number three healthcare institution for high-quality research in the world. These studies explored a range of scientific questions—from using high-throughput sequencing to develop images of genetic expression, to exploring how bias can affect the accuracy of pulse oximetry, to the optimization of telehealth to expand access to healthcare during the pandemic and beyond.

CLICK HERE to view the 2021 Annual Report.