FierceBiotech Ranks UCSD in Top 10 for Research Spending

The National Institute of Health awarded $362 million in grants, $32 million less than the previous year

FierceBiotech ranked UCSD eighth in its list of the ten U.S. biomedical research institutions that receive the most funding from the National Institute of Health. The online newsletter used only NIH awards statistics to create its rankings, and the article emphasizes that the list is not meant to imply the quality of the institutions.

UCSD received $362 million in funding from the NIH in 2013, down from the $394.98 million that the university received in 2012. However, UCSD received a total of 847 awards in 2013 versus 802 in 2012.

The online newsletter places Johns Hopkins as the first institution and UC San Francisco in second — the latter is the only other UC on the list.

FierceBiotech mentions UCSD’s research into new drug targets for malaria as the product of NIH funding. UCSD also collaborated with the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research to identify innovative treatments for Lou Gehrig’s disease.