College of Pharmacy reaches top 10 in NIH funding

05/16/2017

Faculty at Ohio State’s College of Pharmacy brought in $10,555,910 in National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding in 2016, ranking in the top ten among the nation’s schools of pharmacy according to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). Ohio State’s 2016 total NIH funding represents more than a 70 percent increase over the 2015 amount of $6,185,498, the largest increase in NIH funding among any school ranked by the AACP.

Ohio State’s College of Pharmacy also improved its ranking in overall funding from 31st in 2015 to 15th in 2016, bringing in $12,178,429.

“We are extremely proud of our faculty and the work that they are doing each day. The research funding our faculty members receive allows them to explore new frontiers in drug discovery and development which directly leads to better outcomes for patients,” said Henry Mann, PharmD, FCCP, FCCM, FASHP, dean of The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy.

Shortly after the end of a federal fiscal year (September 30th), AACP contacts NIH requesting a complete report on the NIH-funded research grants awarded to Principal Investigators (PI) in U.S. colleges and schools of pharmacy during the past fiscal year. The data is verified and published to showcase faculty success in grantsmanship, scholarly research and collaboration.