UNM Pathology Department ranked 7th in NIH Research Funding

September 3, 2012 - Department of Pathology

The UNM Department of Pathology again this year for sustained ranking in the top 10 Pathology Departments! According to Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, UNM Pathology ranks 7th nationally among academic pathology departments for NIH funding. And we are on track, with new awards in 2012, to sustain this ranking next year, with new NIH RO1s awarded this spring to Dr. Diane Lidke and Dr. Elaine Bearer, and promising proposals submitted from many other of our research faculty.

In addition to NIH awards, our department receives funding from a wide range of other sources not included in Blue Ridge rankings, such as Department of Justice, Human Frontiers in Science Program, as well as pharmaceutical contracts, test development assays, and other private sources. These new awards complement many on-going funded projects, such as the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)-funded Systems Biology Center (SpatioTemporal Modeling Center), the Molecular Discovery Center, the Human Papilloma Virus prevention centers, the Academic Science Education and Research Training (ASERT) and New Mexico Nanoscience and Microsystems (NSMS) training grants, and many other individual grants and contracts that come to Pathology Department faculty.