Baylor Research


Baylor College of Medicine’s reputation was built on a broad base of basic science research spanning all areas related to human health and disease. Addressing contemporary challenges in biomedical research and healthcare requires collaborative teams of scientists and clinicians from multiple disciplines. This has long been routine at Baylor. Find out more. Explore our:


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NIH Funding


Reports by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research of funding from the National Institutes of Health are one indicator of the depth and breadth of our research enterprise.

  • More than $317 million – funding from National Institutes of Health to Baylor for 2020
  • No. 20 – Baylor's rank among U.S. medical schools in NIH funding for 2020
  • No. 1 – Baylor's rank among Texas medical schools in NIH funding for 2020 (Baylor has ranked first in Texas since 2006)

12 Departments Ranked in the Top 30 in NIH Funding

#1 - Department of Molecular and Human Genetics
#5 - Department of Pediatrics
#5 - Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
#8 - Department of Neuroscience
#8 - Department of Neurosurgery
#14 - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
#17 - Department of Molecular Physiology and Biochemistry
#26 - H. Ben Taub Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
#27 - Department of Pathology and Immunology
#29 - Bobby R. Alford Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
#29 - Department of Ophthalmology
#30 - Margaret M. and Albert B. Alkek Department of Medicine


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Faculty members are joined by special guests to demonstrate the importance of scientists and researchers talking with others about their work.