Facts & Figures 2

Faculty Excellence

The number of living faculty who have received the following major awards (as of September 2014):

Above: A student studies in the campus library and 2012 Nobel laureate Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD, an investigator at the Gladstone Institute and a professor of anatomy at UCSF.

  • Nobel Prize winners: 5
  • Albert Lasker Award: 11
  • Shaw Prize in Life Sciences and Medicine: 5
  • National Medal of Science: 4

The number of UCSF faculty who are current members or fellows of the following prestigious scientific honorary organizations:

  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences: 61
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute: 18
  • Institute of Medicine: 84
  • National Academy of Sciences: 40
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science: 66

Economic Impact

According to the most recent economic impact report (2010), UCSF generates:

  • In  San Francisco: 32,110 jobs (including those at UCSF) and produces an estimated economic impact of $4.7 billion when including operations, construction, salaries, and local purchases by employees, students and visitors.
  • In the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area:  39,134 jobs (including those at UCSF) and produces an estimated economic impact of $6.2 billion when including operations, construction, salaries, and local purchases by employees, students and visitors.

Budget

A nearly $5 billion enterprise, UCSF receives more than half of its revenue – $2.2 billion – from its clinical services, including the UCSF Medical Center, and more than $1.1 billion from grants and contracts, primarily from the National Institutes of Health. UCSF receives $188 million — or 4.5% of its total budget — in state appropriations, including $162 million for education.

Private Support

UCSF received close to $269 million in total private support in fiscal year 2010, marking the 10th consecutive year in which total private support of UCSF exceeded $200 million.

Patents

The following is from the UC Technology Commercialization Report in 2013, the latest data available:

  • Total active inventions: 1,701
  • New inventions in FY13: 205
  • Active U.S. patents:  653
  • Royalty & fee income: $27 million (25% of UC total)
  • Top inventions in revenues for FY13:
    • Hepatitis B Vaccine (1979, 1981), $11.6 million
    • Bovine Growth Hormone (1980), $5.3 million
    • Ablation device for atrial fibrillation (1997, 1998), $2.8 million
    • Yeast expression vector (1982), $741,000
    • Magnetic resonance imaging (1976), $705,000

Start-up Companies

Since the early 1970s, more than 90 life science companies have been spawned from UCSF research, including more than 40 start-ups at Mission Bay. 

Research Funding

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world, providing highly competitive funding for thousands of scientists in universities and research institutions in every state across America and around the globe. UCSF is the nation’s top public recipient of funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). For 2014:

  • UCSF received $538.1 million through 1,210 NIH research and training grants.
  • The UCSF School of Medicine ranked #1 nationwide in NIH support, with $480.6 million in grants.
  • The UCSF School of Pharmacy ranked #1 for the 35th consecutive year, with $31.8 million.
  • The UCSF School of Dentistry ranked #1 for the 23rd consecutive year, with $15.5 million.
  • The UCSF School of Nursing ranked #1 with $10.1 million in NIH support. 

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