Medicine Departments Rank in NIH Top-20

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"The College of Medicine supports the university's goal of becoming a top-20 public institution. We rank in the top half of American public medical schools in total annual funding. The success of the basic science departments, and increasingly our clinical departments, in achieving this distinction in NIH funding will help the college and the university to achieve this objective."

Jay A. Perman,
dean,
UK College of Medicine

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 25, 2004) -- Several University of Kentucky College of Medicine departments rank among the top 20 in National Institutes of Health funding to public medical schools for fiscal year 2003. Overall, the UK College of Medicine received $59,363,927 and ranks 35th in fiscal year 2003 NIH funding to public medical schools.

Because NIH is the primary agency for funding biomedical research, the amount of NIH support can serve as a valuable indicator of the national standing of universities and institutions engaged in research focused on urgent medical priorities.

"The College of Medicine supports the university's goal of becoming a top-20 public institution,” said Jay A. Perman, M.D., dean, UK College of Medicine. “We rank in the top half of American public medical schools in total annual funding. The success of the basic science departments, and increasingly our clinical departments, in achieving this distinction in NIH funding will help the college and the university to achieve this objective."

UK College of Medicine basic science departments and their rankings include: Physiology at No. 8; Molecular and Biomedical Pharmacology at No. 10; Anatomy and Neurobiology at No. 14; Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics at No. 18; and Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry at No. 20. UK ’s aging grants, reported in the “other health professions” category, are ranked at No. 3.

UK clinical departments in the top 20 include Surgery at No. 16 and Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health at No. 17. Internal Medicine holds the greatest number of NIH grants (27) and has the highest departmental NIH funding total ($ 9,789,431).


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