For a sixth consecutive year, rankings of National Institutes of Health (NIH) biomedical research funding put UCSF in first place for urology funding. According to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, which analyzes these statistics, UCSF Department of Urology investigators received a total of $10.2 million in NIH research funding in 2019. This figure is up from the previous year’s funding of $8.5 million and is more than any other institution for research in this discipline.
Additional sources of department research funding include support from other governmental institutions, non-profit organizations and the generosity of the department’s donors. Combined, these funds are dedicated to a myriad of important, diverse, ground-breaking research in topics. These range from internationally-recognized basic science and epidemiologic research in prostate and other urological cancers to female urologic issues in frail older adults to the causes of congenital and acquired pediatric urologic diseases, among many others.
Says department chair Raj S. Pruthi, MD, MHA, FACS, “This sustained achievement is a direct result of the collective efforts of talented and dedicated group of basic scientists, clinical researchers, research and admin support staff, sustained department investment and commitment to our research mission, as well as the world class institutional resources at UCSF.”
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