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New Report Ranks the College No. 1 in NIH Funding Among Private Pharmacy Schools

Published on 10 February 2020

St. Louis College of Pharmacy has been ranked 25th among all U.S. pharmacy schools for funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) during 2019. The ranking makes the College the top-ranked private college of pharmacy in the nation for NIH grants.

The report, which was recently published by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research and outlines data compiled from NIH, highlights grants awarded to U.S. pharmacy schools between Oct. 1, 2018 and Sept. 30. 2019.

During that timeframe, the College received more than $5.6 million in grant funding from NIH.

The ranking represents yet another significant milestone for the College as it continues efforts to enhance its overall research capacity, promote a culture of research excellence and raise its research profile nationally and internationally.

“It is incredibly rewarding to rank 25th among schools of pharmacy at esteemed institutions such as the University of Southern California, Purdue University and Rutgers University,” said Tom Burris, Alumni Chair in Pharmaceutical Education and vice president for research at the College. “And it’s especially exciting to know that we are now the top-ranked private school of pharmacy in the country. This recognition really demonstrates that our vision to develop a prestigious reputation for research and drug discovery at the College is becoming a reality.”

Since Burris’ arrival at the College, extramural funding has increased rapidly. Today, the College receives annual funding through NIH and other granting agencies such as the American Heart Association and the U.S. Department of Defense.

“It’s a very exciting time for research at the College,” Burris said. “I can’t wait to see what the future holds as we continue to build on this foundation and establish ourselves as a major player in the field of research and drug discovery.”

To view the full list of NIH rankings for pharmacy schools, visit http://www.brimr.org/NIH_Awards/2019/. For more information about research at the College, visit stlcop.edu/research.

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