The Department ranks fourth among all Biochemistry departments in the US, (both public and private institutions not just public) in 2018.

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We received over $19.2 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2018. According to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (BRIMR), this ranks us fourth among all Biochemistry departments and the 2nd highest among public institutions. Of note, 6 of our faculty (Ronald Swanstrom, Aziz Sancar, Brian A. Kuhlman, Dale A. Ramsden, William F. Marzluff, and Jean G. Cook) ranked in the top 130 of most highly funded NIH investigators in 2018. We are proud of our faculty for their hard work and accomplishments! Of special note is that Ronald Swanstrom ranked seventh among all principal investigators in Biochemistry for total NIH dollars.

All six basic science departments rank in the top 10 for NIH Funding. Read more at this link:

UNC School of Medicine departments rank high in 2018 NIH funding report

This news was originally posted in February 2019. Media contact: Carolyn M. Clabo