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UR School of Nursing Remains Top 25 in 2019 NIH Ranking

  By Ivy Burruto
  Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The University of Rochester School of Nursing ranks No. 22 in 2019 research grant funding issued by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The school has maintained its top 25 ranking of all nursing schools in four of the last five years, and nine times in the past 12 years.

This year, the NIH awarded the UR School of Nursing with $2.8 million in research grant support, according to data compiled by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research.

The UR School of Nursing is widely known for its rich history of nationally-funded research for its areas of investigative expertise: symptom management across diverse populations, integration of data and technology amidst rising health care costs, and creative solutions for optimal health around biological, environmental, and social intersections.

Titles of the NIH-funded grants include:

  • Longitudinal Changes in Weight and Biology in the Pregnancy-Postpartum Period and Subsequent Cardiometabolic Risk
  • Cognitive Training to Protect Immune Systems of Older Caregivers
  • Applying Person-Centered Approach to Enhance Cognitive Training in Assisted Living Facility Residents with Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Heterosexual Couples’ Attitudes and Associated Factors of Couple’s HIV Testing and Counseling
  • Delineation of the Biopsychosocial Risks of Obesogenic Eating Behaviors

“I’m proud to say the NIH sees the same value and potential that I see in our researchers. They have the capabilities to improve the lives of people we serve and the larger health care system,” said Dean Kathy Rideout, EdD, PPCNP-BC, FNAP. “We are grateful to earn support from the NIH year after year.”

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

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