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CON Cracks Top 20 for NIH Funding

In recently released rankings, the University of Iowa College of Nursing moved up to No. 20 in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding for Schools/Colleges of Nursing.

NIH Logo“Obtaining research funding from NIH is currently extremely challenging and competitive,” said Professor Ann Marie McCarthy, RN, PhD, FNASN, FAAN, associate dean for research. “Reaching our goal of being in the top 20 of NIH funded colleges of nursing was the result of an outstanding team effort.”

UI’s College of Nursing moved up six spots in 2015 from its previous ranking (26), according to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research

A part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NIH is the largest public funder of biomedical research in the world, investing more than $30 billion in taxpayer dollars to achieve its mission to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability.

“Moving up the rankings, particularly in the current climate of federally funded grants, was a bit daunting. Our faculty and the staff should be congratulated for all the hard work this represents,” added McCarthy.

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May 3rd, 2016