Baylor College of Medicine’s Department of Molecular and Human Genetics Named No. 1 in the U.S.

HOUSTON, TX (Mar. 27, 2019)The Blue Ridge Institute of Medical Research has announced its listing of grant funding from the National Institutes of Health. In 2018, Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) faculty successfully competed for more than $259 million in funding from the NIH. For the 12th year in a row, BCM’s Department of Molecular and Human Genetics is ranked No. 1 in the nation.

“We’re especially honored to be a part of this prestigious organization and the No. 1 Department of Molecular and Human Genetics,” says Kengo Takishima, CEO at Baylor Genetics. “We will keep closely working with BCM as our technology partner and continuously introduce innovative genetic testing and services based on BCM’s state-of-art technologies into the market.”

NIH funding is extremely competitive among schools across the nation. Within Baylor College of Medicine, 13 departments received research funding totaling to $255,142,147 with the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics receiving $71,920,646 of that amount.

Annual rankings of NIH funding are compiled by the independent Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research based on the most current government data.


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Baylor Genetics, located in Houston’s Texas Medical Center, serves clients in 50 states and 16 countries.

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