UR School of Nursing Ranks Among Nation's Best in NIH Funding

  Patrick Broadwater
  Friday, February 16, 2018 12:51 PM

The University of Rochester ranks among the top 30 U.S. nursing schools in research funding received from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the eighth time in 10 years, according to data compiled by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research.

The UR School of Nursing ranks 26th in the 2017 survey of nursing schools with seven grants totaling nearly $2.3 million in research support from the NIH during the 2017 fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2016 to Sept. 30, 2017) in areas covering asthma self-management in adolescents; maternal and child dietary intake; HIV PreP implementation in heterosexual couples; HIV stigma and delay in health care seeking; neuroeconomic paradigm to assess fatigability in older adults; and cognitive training in older adults with mild cognitive impairment.

The NIH is the largest public funding source for biomedical research in the world, investing more than $32 billion annually to enhance health, increase life spans, and reduce illness and disability.