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Midwest colleges strong contenders for NIH funds

A few weeks back, we took a look at the results of the National Institutes of Health funding by state for 2005. At that time, we saw that the Midwest had two states in the top 10 states for funding, and we had another five states in the top 20 states. I promised to circle back with you to review the results for the leading universiti......

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Let's take a look at the top 10 universities that received NIH funding in 2005, and also simultaneously at the ranking of leading Midwest universities to see how they ranked.

U.S. University NIH Funding - 2005

University/Ranking 2005 Funding ($ M) 2004 Funding ($ M) % Growt......

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$224.3 +1% 575 $395
28. University of Chicago $194.7 $178.6 +9% 444 $439
37. Northwestern University (Chicago) $168.4 $157.3 +7% 469 $359
38. University of Iowa $166.1 $167.7 <1%>......

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NIH funding has been increasingly hard to achieve as NIH funding has been flat over the last few years, after a number of years of significant increases. University research funding by the NIH is an important indicator of an institution's excellence. Fortunately, the Midwest's array of research universities is diverse and deep.

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