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From bench to bedside, the Department of Medicine focuses on generating knowledge from research that will alleviate human suffering through the prevention and treatment of disease.

Over the last decade, the Department has ranked at or near the top among all departments of medicine in research dollars granted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Including all sources, we currently receive more than 1,100 grants, fellowships and contracts totaling more than $200 million. Our continued accomplishments in this highly competitive arena attest to the quality and significance of the research performed by our basic and clinical scientists. Important for this success is the research environment at UCSF, which, along with its collaborative culture, affords virtually unlimited opportunities for interdisciplinary research and education.

Research Grants

In 2016 - 2017, Department of Medicine investigators received 632 peer-review grants

and fellowships, as well as a combined total of 471 sub-awards, joint personnel agreements, and contracts for a combined dollar amount of $422.4million.

Of that total, more than $200 million came from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), making the department the nation’s first to cross this threshold. These 10 grants were the largest.

  1. Prescott Woodruff, MD, MPH; Stephanie Christenson, MD, MSc; Stephen Lazarus, MD; Chaz Langelier, MD, PhD; Joe DeRisi, PhD; and Mehrdad Arjomandi, MD, received a five-year, $27.7 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for SPIROMICS II, a national Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) clinical research network.
     
  2. Kathleen Sarmiento, MD, MPH, received a five-year, $27.7 million grant from the Veteran’s Administration Office of Rural Health for a national project to develop innovations in diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders in geographically disperse populations.
     
  3. Steven Deeks, MD; Peter Hunt, MD; Timothy Henrich, MD; Adam Abate, PhD; and Rick Heckt, MD, received a five-year, $27.6 million cooperative agreement from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for a project titled, “Delaney AIDS Research Enterprise to Cure HIV.”
     
  4. Paul Volberding, MD, received a five-year, $15.2 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for the UCSF-Gladstone Center for AIDS Research.
     
  5. Michael Matthay, MD; Kathleen Liu, MD, PhD; Carolyn Calfee, MD, MAS; Jeffrey Gotts, MD, PhD; Carolyn Hendrickson, MD, MPH; and Rachael Callcut, MD, MSPH, received a four-year, $13.2 million grant from the Department of Defense for a project titled “Mesenchymal stromal cells for treatment of ARDS following trauma.”
     
  6. John Fahy, MD; Cathy Tralau Stewart, PhD; Steven Lazarus MD; and key collaborators at University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin, received a five-year, $12.6 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for a project titled “Carbohydrate-based therapy for lung disease.”
     
  7. Marguerita Lightfoot, PhD, received a five-year, $9.1 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health for the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies.
     
  8. Grant Dorsey, MDPhD; Philip Rosenthal, MD; Bryan Greenhouse, MD, MSc; and Isabel Rodriguez-Barraquer, MD, PhD received a six-year, $8.7 million cooperative agreement from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for the Program for Resistance, Immunology, Surveillance & Modeling of Malaria in Uganda (PRISM).
     
  9. Stanton Glantz, PhD, received a two-year, $8 million grant from the National Cancer Institute for a project titled “Improved Models to Inform Tobacco Product Regulation (TCORS).”
     
  10. Steven Deeks, MDRachel Rutishauser, MD, PhD; Peter Hunt, MD; and Jeffrey Milush, PhD, received a five-year, $6.9 million cooperative agreement from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for a project titled “Therapeutic vaccination and PD-1 blockade in treated HIV disease.”

TOTAL NIH FUNDING AND AWARDS 2012 TO 2016

Department of Medicine National Institute of Health Funding

The Department of Medicine has ranked number one in NIH research funding from 2012 to 2016.

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* Data derived from NIH RePorter Website.