UCSF jumped to second place among recipients of National Institutes of Health (NIH) research support last year, trailing only Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
According to new figures released in April, UCSF received $444.3 million from research and training grants, fellowships and other awards in 2008. In 2007, UCSF ranked third, behind Johns Hopkins and the University of Pennsylvania. Tragically, only 9.6% of new research proposals submitted to the NIH received funding, whereas 23.1% of new proposals were funded a decade ago. Stated retiring UCSF Chancellor Michael Bishop MD, “In light of the extremely challenging funding environment, this broad-based support of UCSF research is testament to the caliber of scientific discovery occurring in each of our schools.” Here at the Diabetes Center, we’re pleased that our visionary team of basic and clinical investigators receives significant research funds from the NIH – and our endocrinology program is ranked fourth in the annual hospital and program ratings of the US NEWS & WORLD REPORT.