KU pharmacy school ranks third in nation in NIH funding, increases funding by $3M
The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy ranks third among the nation's best schools for securing funding from the prestigious National Institutes of Health, according to a recent study.
KU's pharmacy school secured more than $14.5 million in NIH research funding in fiscal year 2006, according to data compiled by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.
The NIH is the primary source of federal funding for the nation's pharmacy schools. NIH support is considered an important validation of a pharmacy school's national reputation.
KU is within $700,000 of second place, held by the University of Utah. The University of California-San Francisco again ranked No. 1. The University of Washington and University of Illinois at Chicago rounded out the top five. Only two other Big 12 universities ranked in the top 25; The University of Colorado at No. 15 and the University of Texas at No. 24.
"KU has been prominent in NIH research funding for more than a decade, one of the strongest indicators of our nationally distinguished faculty," said Kenneth Audus, professor and dean in the School of Pharmacy.
"Our established investigators remain very active, and we also have newer faculty who are securing grants. It's a combination of new and established investigators' success and extending research collaborations with other programs on this campus."
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