UCSF maintains high rankings in NIH research funding

By Wallace Ravven on June 07, 2004

UCSF was the fourth largest recipient of total National Institutes of Health research funds among all institutions in 2003, receiving $420.7 million in the nationally competitive process, according to the NIH’s newly announced rankings.

UCSF’s School of Dentistry, School of Nursing and School of Pharmacy each ranked first nationally for 2003. UCSF School of Medicine was the fourth largest recipient of NIH awards among all medical schools.

“There is no better indication of excellence than these rankings, which reflect rigorous peer review of research,” said J. Michael Bishop, MD, chancellor of UCSF. “The public can be confident that UCSF is pursuing its mission of discovery in finest form.”

The School of Dentistry received 51 awards totaling $28 million; the School of Nursing received a total of 42 awards for $13.4 million; and the School of Pharmacy received 44 awards for a total of $19.8 million. The School of Medicine received 785 awards totaling $350.8 million.

NIH also ranks research funding for departments within schools of medicine. NIH reports that four UCSF departments are ranked first in total funding for 2003: anesthesiology ($7.3 million), neurology ($23.3 million), neurosurgery ($8.3 million) and internal medicine ($161.7 million). The UCSF obstetrics and gynecology department was ranked second in total awards nationally ($13.8 million).

The top five recipients of NIH funding among all institutions for the 2003 fiscal year are the following: Johns Hopkins University ($555.9 million), University of Washington ($440.9 million), University of Pennsylvania ($434.5 million), UCSF ($420.7 million) and Science Applications International Corporation, a research and engineering company ($417.4 million).

The top five dentistry school recipients of NIH awards for the 2003 fiscal year are: UCSF ($28 million), University of Maryland ($11.4 million), University of Minnesota ($10.7 million), University of Washington ($10.4 million) and University of Michigan ($10.3 million).

The top five nursing school recipients of NIH funding for 2003 are: UCSF ($13.4 million), University of Washington ($12.9 million), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill ($8.9 million), University of Illinois at Chicago ($8.7 million) and University of Pennsylvania ($6.3 million).

Among schools of pharmacy, the top five recipients of NIH awards are: UCSF ($19.8 million), University of Kansas ($13.6 million), Florida A&M University ($11.3 million), University of Utah ($11.1 million) and University of Illinois at Chicago ($10.4 million).

The top five medical school recipients of NIH awards for the 2003 fiscal year are: Johns Hopkins University ($ 414.2 million), Washington University ($368.3 million), University of Pennsylvania ($359.9 million), UCSF ($350.8 million) and Duke University ($305.4 million).