UCSF One of Top Universities in 2005 NIH Research Funding

September 25, 2006
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UCSF was the fourth largest recipient of National Institutes of Health research support in 2005, receiving a total of $452.2 million from all awards in the nationally competitive process, according to rankings released by NIH. The rankings cover research and training grants, fellowships, contracts and other awards.

The UCSF School of Dentistry, School of Nursing and School of Pharmacy each ranked first nationally; all three schools maintaining their rankings from last year. The UCSF School of Medicine ranked third nationally, as it did last year. The School of Dentistry received awards totaling $18.8 million, the School of Nursing $12.5 million, and the School of Pharmacy $22.2 million, according to the NIH 2005 rankings. The UCSF School of Medicine received a total of $398.2 million in awards.

"Because they are based on peer review, NIH research awards reflect the most rigorous and credible metric available for the quality of biomedical research," said Dr. J. Michael Bishop, chancellor of UCSF. "The strength of NIH support for UCSF is a national-level endorsement of scientific research here in all four schools. That bodes well for progress on many fronts critical to advancing health care."

NIH also ranks research funding for departments within schools of medicine. NIH reports that five UCSF departments and programs are ranked first in total funding for 2005: anesthesiology ($7.2 million), dermatology ($4.4 million), neurosurgery ($7.5 million), obstetrics/gynecology ($18.1 million) and social sciences ($458,000).

The top five recipients of NIH funding among all institutions for the 2005 fiscal year are: Johns Hopkins University ($607.2 million), University of Pennsylvania ($471.4 million), University of Washington ($462 million), UCSF ($452.2 million) and Washington University ($394.8 million).

The top five dentistry school recipients of NIH awards for the 2005 fiscal year are: UCSF ($18.8 million), University of Michigan ($12.9 million), University of Washington ($12.1 million), University of Maryland Baltimore ($10.8 million) and University of North Carolina Chapel Hill ($10.1 million).

The top five medical school recipients of NIH awards for the 2005 fiscal year are: Johns Hopkins University ($449.4 million), University of Pennsylvania ($399.3 million), UCSF ($398.2 million), Washington University ($377.6 million) and Duke University ($349.9 million).

The top five recipients among schools of nursing for 2005 are: UCSF ($12.5 million), University of Washington ($10.4 million), University of Pennsylvania ($7.6 million), University of North Carolina Chapel Hill ($7.3 million) and University of Pittsburgh ($7 million).

Among schools of pharmacy, the top five recipients of NIH award for 2005 are: UCSF ($22.2 million), University of Kansas, Lawrence ($14.7 million), University of Illinois, Chicago ($12.6 million), University of Washington ($12.5 million) and University of Utah ($12 million).

UCSF is a leading university that consistently defines health care worldwide by conducting advanced biomedical research, educating graduate students in the health professions and life sciences, and providing complex patient care.

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