UCSF Leads in Academic Rankings, NIH Funding

UCSF has again been named among the nation’s best graduate schools by U.S. News & World Report. The School of Medicine is No. 4 for primary care and No. 5 for research-the only medical school that ranks in the top five in both categories.

UCSF received more research funds from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) than any other public institution in 2010, and ranked third among all institutions nationwide. In 2010, the UCSF School of Pharmacy received $22.6 million in NIH funding, the most of any pharmacy school for the 31st consecutive year. The UCSF Schools of Dentistry and Nursing also ranked first, receiving $19.5 million and $9.9 million, respectively, while the School of Medicine ranked second with $422.1 million.

NIH funding plays a key role in supporting biomedical enterprise, including research into the genetic, molecular and cellular basis of diseases; epidemiological and clinical-research studies; and efforts to develop innovative treatments and cures.