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UR School of Nursing Climbs to No. 21 in NIH Funding Rankings

  By Patrick Broadwater
  Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The University of Rochester School of Nursing jumped five spots in the ranking of research funding received from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), according to data compiled by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research.

The UR School of Nursing ranks 21st in the 2018 survey of nursing schools with eight grants totaling more than $2.9 million in research support from the NIH during the 2018 fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2017 to Sept. 30, 2018). The grants cover research projects in asthma self-management in adolescents; maternal and child dietary intake; multilevel determinants of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) utilization; HIV PreP implementation in heterosexual couples; HIV stigma and delay in health care seeking; neuroeconomic paradigm to assess fatigability in older adults; neurophysiological aspects of vision-based speed of processing cognitive training; and cognitive training in older adults with mild cognitive impairment.

The UR School of Nursing consistently ranks among the nation’s best in research funding received from the NIH. It has ranked in the top 25 of all nursing schools in three of the last four years (it just missed in 2017, coming in at No. 26) and eight times in the past 11 years.

“I’m very proud and pleased to see the work of our faculty and staff in the Center for Research Support being recognized,” said Dean Kathy Rideout, EdD, PPCNP-BC, FNAP. “Securing NIH funding is a very rigorous and competitive process. It speaks volumes about the importance and potential scientific and societal impact of the work being done by our researchers that we’ve had so much success competing for these awards.”  

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.

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