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U-M Medical School researchers set new record in NIH funding: $368.7 million
Date:2/4/2011

Ann Arbor, Mich. University of Michigan Medical School physicians and scientists earned more than $368.7 million in National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding in federal fiscal year 2010, according to NIH data. In all, the School's faculty brought in $481.8 million in research funding from all sources in U-M fiscal year 2010.

The record-setting achievement cements the U-M Medical School's position among the top 10 medical schools in the nation in terms of NIH grants awarded. In federal fiscal 2010, the School ranked ninth overall in NIH grants and fourth among medical schools affiliated with public universities.

These funds, which researchers must compete for against peers from around the nation, enable U-M scientists and physicians to continue to explore innovative approaches to understanding a wide array of questions germane to health and disease. The work they do with these dollars aims to improve quality of life for all Americans and serves as an economic engine for the region and an investment in our nation's future.

"We are pleased to announce that each year our faculty and researchers attract significant funding for this important work. This achievement reflects incredible effort by thousands of faculty, staff, trainees and students," said U-M Medical School Dean James O. Woolliscroft, M.D.

"Our success at securing these awards reflects the creativity, expertise and talent our researchers have been able to focus on the myriad health related problems facing our nation, and the potential impact of their ideas on medical care and scientific understanding of human disease."

"We are especially pleased to be able to bring significant funding to Michigan to help build the foundation for the state's long-term economic growth," Woolliscroft said.

Every dollar of funding brought in by U-M researchers has an economic ripple effect through local spending by the scientists, staff and students whose sala
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Contact: Mary F. Masson
mfmasson@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System
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