UNC OB-GYN climbs two spots in NIH funding to 5th in obstetrics and gynecology

Last year, UNC OB-GYN was ranked at No. 7 in NIH funding among academic departments of obstetrics and gynecology.

The UNC School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology ranks 5th in the nation for National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding to academic departments of obstetrics and gynecology, according to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research.

UNC OB-GYN received $8,040,649 from the NIH in 2017, climbing two spots from No. 7 in 2016.

"This is a tremendous recognition of the fantastic research that is being done here in Chapel Hill," said Dr. Daniel Clarke-Pearson, Robert A. Ross Professor and Chair of the department. "Congratulations to all our faculty who are making significant research contributions to women's health."

Three members of the UNC OB-GYN faculty ranked in the top 25 for individual funding: Dr. Kim Boggess, professor in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine; Dr. Ben Chi, professor in the Division of Global Women's Health; and Dr. Jeffrey Stringer, professor and division chief in the Division of Global Women's Health.

UNC OB-GYN is also the top-ranked clinical department in the School of Medicine. In total, the School of Medicine was awarded $272,644,942 from the NIH. This sum is more than $4 million more than the school’s NIH total in 2016, when it also ranked 16th overall and sixth among public institutions. Click here to find the breakdown from other departments.

The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research obtains the data annually from the NIH's Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (RePORT).

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