Research funding for University of Alabama at Birmingham received over $300 million in 2019 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Securing $328,106,722, UAB ranks ninth nationwide among public universities for research funding from NIH. UAB’s School of Medicine secured $256,106,438 placing in 22nd nationwide: noteworthy that the awards increased by $23 million from 2018 to 2019. The School of Optometry ranked second among all such schools with a total of $4.95 million. While the School of Dentistry received $5.9 million (11th) and School of Nursing tallied $4.9 million (15th). The School of Publish Health topped $14.7 million (19th) and the School of Health Professions reached $7.2 million.
Chris Brown, vice president for Research recently commented in UAB News, “Topping $300 million in 2019 reaffirms UAB’s place as a leading academic research institution.” The vice president continued, “The leading schools in research are also the leading schools in health care, and a robust research enterprise is central to attracting and retaining the brightest faculty and students.”
As reported recently by Bob Shepard, the School of Medicine includes five departments in the top 10 in research funding. They included the Department of Dermatology (2nd) with over $8 million. The Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology (4th) with $16.5 million; the Department of Biomedical Engineering (5th) with $5.3 million and the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (8th) secured $8.7 million. Ranked 10th, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology received $5.2 million.
Other significant grants were awarded as well, which can be reviewed at the source.
Chris Brown, PhD, vice president for Research