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College of Medicine Hits Record $89.3 Million in Research Funding

Release Date: 08-16-2010

Author: Jennifer Nachbur
Phone: 802-656-7875 Fax: 802-656-3961

University of Vermont College of Medicine faculty rose above a struggling economy and reduced budgets in FY2010, demonstrating notable competitiveness and receiving $89.3 million in external funding — the highest level of funding ever. This income represents an $11 million increase from FY2009 and 61 percent of the total external funding received at UVM in FY2010.

A total of 342 projects led by 153 investigators were supported in FY2010. In particular, UVM College of Medicine researchers achieved impressive success with applications submitted in conjunction with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), which allocated $5 billion for new medical research grants through the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dozens of faculty — 57 total — earned $18.6 million in ARRA grants, including three highly competitive Challenge Grants and a Grand Opportunity Award.

Among the College of Medicine faculty receiving single grants for more than $1 million in FY2010 are Russell Tracy, Ph.D., professor of pathology and biochemistry, for "International Network for Strategic Initiative in Global HIV Trials (INSIGHT)" and Judith Shaw, Ed.D., M.P.H., R.N., research associate professor of pediatrics and executive director of the Vermont Child Health Improvement Program, for "Vermont Statewide Public and Private Partnership to Improve Maternal and Child Health." To view a list of awards received in FY2010, visit Annual Report of Sponsored Program Activity, then scroll down to "List of Awards by College," find "College of Medicine" and click on "FY10."