Table 1 Grant funding comparison: U.S. medical schools (2004 to 2013 by tertile ranking).

Shown are the mean numbers of NIH awards and funding dollars (actual and adjusted) for all U.S. medical schools by tertile. Rankings are based on the number of NIH awards received in 2004 and 2013.

Category20042013P value3
MeanSD*MeanSD
Awards1
Upper483.7197.4458.8216.00.58
Middle158.152.0100.745.7<0.0001
Lower32.318.813.411.4<0.0001
Funding (U.S. $)
Upper200.8589.72189.7894.430.58
Middle58.1722.0139.3018.91<0.001
Lower12.908.745.725.94<0.001
Adjusted funding2
Upper247.05110.36189.7894.420.0107
Middle71.5427.0839.3018.91<0.001
Lower15.8710.755.725.94<0.001

1. (i) 2004 awards by tertile: upper (n=41) [range, 991 to 243]; middle (n=41) [range, 240 to 84]; lower (n=41), [range, 68 to 2]. (ii) 2013 awards by tertile: upper (n=46) [range, 1024 to 196]; middle (n=46) [range, 193 to 37]; lower (n=47) [range, 34 to 0].

2. Adjusted funding in U.S. dollars: Actual 2004 dollars of funding increased 23% to account for Consumer Price Index adjustment for inflation (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) between 2004 and 2013.

3. Number of awards and mean funding of schools for each tertile were compared between 2004 and 2013 using a Student’s t-test for independent samples. [Source: NIH awards by location and organization: http://report.nih.gov/award/index.cfm]

*SD, standard deviation