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UW Medicine is recognized as a world leader in academic research by U.S. News & World Report in its rankings of Best Global Universities for 2022. With top 30 global rankings in 15 subject areas, UW Medicine is a major contributor to the University of Washington’s overall ranking as No. 7 in the world. Earlier this year, U.S. News also reported that UW Medicine is second in the nation in NIH research grants with $1.3 billion in fiscal year 2020.

“The U.S. News rankings highlight the outstanding work of our research scientists and clinicians in support of our mission to improve the health of the public,” says Paul Ramsey, MD, CEO of UW Medicine and dean of the UW School of Medicine. “As we have seen over the past 18 months, UW Medicine is a leader in the fight against COVID-19. At the same time, our research teams continue to focus on preventing, treating and curing many of the causes of disability and premature death, including Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, diabetes, genetic disorders, heart disease, and other infectious diseases.”

Best Global Universities — Subject Rankings: The University of Washington is ranked among the top 30 universities in the world for academic research in the following biomedical subject areas. These rankings are based on various bibliometric measures, including publications and citations, as well as indicators for global and regional reputation.