UT Southwestern scientists currently lead approximately 5,800 research projects with nearly $610 million in support from the National Institutes of Health, the State of Texas, foundations, individuals, and corporations.
DALLAS – November 17, 2022 – More than 20 scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center are among the 2022 Highly Cited Researchers listed in the top 1% of researchers worldwide who have demonstrated significant and widespread influence in their chosen area(s) of research. The list was announced today by the Clarivate Institute for Scientific Information.
Of the nearly 8 million researchers worldwide over the past decade, less than 1% have published multiple highly cited papers by their peers that rank in the top 1% citations for their field and year. The list includes UT Southwestern researchers in cardiology, psychiatry, diabetes, digestive diseases, cell biology, molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, immunology, and genetics. It includes leaders from Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, Hamon Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine, Hamon Center for Therapeutic Oncology Research, Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute, Touchstone Diabetes Center, Harry S. Moss Heart Center, Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care, UT Southwestern Children’s Medical Center Research Institute, Center for Inflammation Research, and UT Peter O’Donnell Jr. School of Public Health Southwestern.
“Research fuels the race for knowledge, and it is important that nations and institutions celebrate the individuals who drive the wheel of innovation,” said David Pendlebury, head of research analysis at the Institute. for Scientific Information by Clarivate. “The Highly Cited Researchers list identifies and celebrates outstanding individual researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center who are having a significant impact on the research community, as evidenced by the citation rate of their work by their peers. These people are helping to transform human ingenuity into our world’s greatest breakthroughs – and it’s an honor to celebrate their accomplishments.
Considered a “who’s who” of influential researchers, the Highly Cited Researchers list is produced annually by the Institute for Scientific Information of Clarivate, a British analytics company. The recognition highlights scientists who demonstrate significant and broad influence reflected in their publication of several highly cited papers over the past decade. Highly cited papers rank in the top 1% in terms of citations for a field or fields and year of publication in the Web of Science. Among the global population of scientists and social scientists, the most cited researchers are 1 in 1,000.
The Highly Cited Researcher lists add to other recent recognitions for research at UT Southwestern.
For the third year in a row, UT Southwestern is ranked as the best health care institution in the world by Nature Index to publish high quality research in all fields and in the life sciences. The Nature Index compiles affiliate information from research articles published in 82 leading scientific journals, providing perspective on high-quality scientific discoveries around the world. UTSW also ranked second in the world this year among healthcare institutions in chemistry; top 10 in biochemistry and cell biology, earth and environmental sciences, and physical sciences; and among the top 25 in neuroscience.
UT Southwestern Medical Center ranked fourth in the nation and No. 1 in Texas for commercializing new biomedical technologies, seen as a critical step in putting its laboratory discoveries into clinical practice. UT Southwestern was the only Texas institution in the top 10 ranking, released by economic think tank Heartland Forward.
The institution’s faculty has received six Nobel Prizes and includes 24 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 18 members of the National Academy of Medicine, and 14 researchers from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. UT Southwestern scientists currently lead approximately 5,800 research projects with nearly $610 million in support from the National Institutes of Health, the State of Texas, foundations, individuals, and corporations.
Additionally, UT Southwestern ranks among the top hospitals nationally in nine specialties according to US news and world reportincluding five specialties ranked among the top 25 in the country: heart, diabetes, respirology, urology and cancer.
About UT Southwestern Medical Center
UT Southwestern, one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers, integrates pioneering biomedical research with exceptional clinical care and education. The institution’s faculty has received six Nobel Prizes and includes 24 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 18 members of the National Academy of Medicine, and 14 researchers from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Full-time faculty of more than 2,900 are responsible for groundbreaking medical advances and committed to rapidly translating scientific research into new clinical treatments. UT Southwestern physicians provide care in more than 80 specialties to more than 100,000 inpatients, more than 360,000 emergency room cases, and oversee nearly 4 million outpatient visits annually.
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