NIH research funding to UCSF increases by $15 million

Total National Institutes of Health research funding to UCSF increased by $15 million last year, according to the newly announced rankings.

UCSF was the fourth largest recipient of NIH research funds among all institutions in 2002, receiving $365.4 million in the highly competitive process.
UCSF’s School of Dentistry and the UCSF School of Pharmacy each ranked first nationally for 2002, as they do routinely. The School of Dentistry received 47 awards totaling $17.6 million, and the School of Pharmacy received 42 awards totaling about $19.5 million.

UCSF’s School of Nursing ranked second nationally in total NIH research funds, with about $10.7 million and 41 awards.

The UCSF School of Medicine was the fourth largest recipient of NIH research funds among all medical schools in 2002, receiving 740 awards totaling $313.3 million.

NIH also ranks departments within schools of medicine only. Three departments within the UCSF School of Medicine achieved particularly high ranking among all departments in their fields. The Department of Neurosurgery ranked first in NIH funding, receiving 25 grants, fellowships and contracts totaling $8.7 million. The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences also ranked first in NIH funding, with 22 NIH grants, contracts, and fellowships, totaling $19.9 million. The Department of Medicine ranked second in NIH funding for all medical schools, receiving 218 grants, fellowships and contracts totaling $127.1 million.

The top five recipients of NIH funding for the 2002 fiscal year are the following institutions:

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore ($510 million/1,204 grants), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia ($418.5 million/1,166 grants), University of Washington, Seattle ($405.7 million/950 grants), UCSF ($365.4 million/876 grants) and Washington University, St. Louis ($343.7 million/761 grants).

The top five dentistry school recipients of NIH-funded research awards for the 2002 fiscal year are: UCSF ($17.6 million/47 awards), University of Minnesota Twin Cities ($12.4 million/15 awards), University of Washington ($10.7 million/27 awards), University of Pennsylvania ($10.0 million/37 awards) and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill ($8.7 million/28 awards).

The top five pharmacy school recipients of NIH funding for the 2002 fiscal year are: UCSF ($19.5 million/42 awards), University of Arizona ($11.0 million/24 awards), University of Kansas, Lawrence ($10.7 million/23 awards), University of Utah ($10.65 million/ 35 awards) and University of Montana ($9.7 million/11 awards).

Among schools of nursing, the top five recipients of NIH funding for the 2002 fiscal year are:

University of Washington ($13.7 million/42 awards), UCSF ($10.7 million/41 awards), University of Illinois at Chicago ($8.2 million/28 awards), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill ($7.5 million/21 awards) and University of Pennsylvania ($5.8 million/19 awards).

The top five medical school recipients of NIH-funded research for the 2002 fiscal year are the following:

John Hopkins University, Baltimore ($382.0 million/896 awards), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia ($347.7 million/933 award), Washington University, St. Louis ($328.3 million/701 awards), UCSF ($313.3 million/740 awards), Baylor College of Medicine, Houston ($262.1million/555 awards).

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