The NIH data shows that the VCU School of Medicine moved from No. 59 in 2007 to No. 53 for 2008, out of 126 ranked schools of medicine. The VCU School of Medicine in 2008 was awarded nearly $63 million from the NIH for medical research, with significant funding in neurosurgery, pharmacology and toxicology, human and molecular genetics, anatomy and internal medicine research.
“The increase in federal support for biomedical research reflects the creativity and dedication of our faculty and validates the importance and quality of their scholarship as viewed by their peers,” said Jerome F. Strauss III, M.D., Ph.D., Dean of the VCU School of Medicine. “The increased funding has yielded already significant advances, which are documented in scientific publications in high impact journals, patents and patent applications.”
“Most importantly, the research is being translated into improved clinical care,” Strauss said.
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