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U.S. News & World Report ranked 13 UNC School of Medicine disciplines in the top 30, including pharmacology and toxicology ranked second, in the organization’s annual “Best Global Universities” rankings. UNC-Chapel Hill 36th overall.

The UNC School of Medicine ranked in the top 30 in 13 areas in the latest “Best Global Universities” rankings, published by U.S. News & World Report, and UNC-Chapel Hill was ranked 36th overall.

Pharmacology and toxicology, which are separate disciplines at UNC, both ranked 2nd, behind only Harvard. UNC endocrinology/metabolism ranked 8th. These three areas were the only disciplines ranked in the top 10.

Here are the other UNC disciplines that were ranked:

Gastroenterology / Hepatology, 11th

Infectious Diseases, 11th

Public, Environmental, Occupational Health, 13th

Microbiology, 14th

Psychiatry, 19th

Clinical Medicine, 25th

Molecular Biology and Genetics, 25th

Immunology, 29th

Oncology, 29th

Cell Biology, 30th

Radiology / Nuclear Medicine / Medical Imaging, 32nd

Neuroscience and Behavior, 44th

Biology and Biochemistry, 46th

Biotechnology and Applied Microbiology, 53rd

Surgery, 62nd

From the U.S. News & World Report:

“Universities from the United States and more than 80 other countries have been ranked based on 13 indicators that measure their academic research performance and their global and regional reputations. Students can use these rankings to explore the higher education options that exist beyond their own countries’ borders and to compare key aspects of schools’ research missions. These are the world’s nearly 1,500 top universities.

Read more here, including about the methodology.