USF holds a reputation of prominence as a research institution in Florida, and it’s receiving the funding to prove it.
The National Institutes of Health gave USF an increase of $25 million in research funding from 2013 to 2014, making it the highest-funded university in the State University System for NIH grants.
In comparison, Florida Atlantic University received an increase of $300,000 from the NIH, according to the Associated Press (AP).
In an interview with AP, Associate Vice President of Research at USF Health Phillip Marty credited the increase in funding to a persistent effort in research proposals.
The state as a whole saw an 8 percent increase in funding from the NIH, receiving $471 million compared to last year’s $436 million.
Florida ranks 41st nationally in NIH funding, while California, Massachusetts and New York lead the nation in grants awarded.
— Staff report