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UCSF Ranks #1 in Chemical Research and Development Funding

For the 2nd consecutive year, UCSF topped all United States universities and colleges in both total and federally financed spending for chemistry research and development. These results reflect data for 2003 from the National Science Foundation. These are the most recent statistics available as of August 2005. “The ranking reflects directly the caliber of UCSF's chemistry research, which is led by faculty members in the UCSF School of Pharmacy's Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry,” says Thomas James, PhD, department chair.

Total and federally financed R&D expenditures in chemistry at universities and colleges, 2000 to 2003, top 10 institutions only

In thousands of dollars

 

 

Total

Federally financed R&D expenditures

#

Institution

2000

2001

2002

2003

2000

2001

2002

2003

1

UCSF

12,332

13,845

27,256

28,798

9,033

11,198

20,915

22,787

2

UC Berkeley

21,471

21,339

21,787

24,907

15,774

14,617

15,867

17,078

3

U TX Austin

10,142

11,640

22,782

23,382

5,749

5,163

14,104

15,122

4

U IL Urbana-Champaign

17,667

20,091

20,962

20,949

10,294

12,239

12,266

12,336

5

Cornell U all campuses

14,002

11,013

13,340

20,804

9,103

7,743

8,944

15,897

6

MIT

18,756

18,063

18,352

20,184

16,690

16,380

16,357

17,551

7

TX A&M U all campuses

15,385

17,206

18,587

19,703

6,986

6,629

8,450

8,532

8

UCLA

13,564

15,071

17,758

19,607

10,432

11,339

13,074

14,598

9

Harvard U

16,957

17,446

15,549

19,456

14,788

14,166

13,637

17,490

10

Penn State U all campuses

16,075

18,042

17,070

18,214

9,797

10,201

10,312

11,001

Complete source

National Science Foundation, Academic Research and Development Expenditures: Fiscal Year 2003, Detailed Statistical Tables, Table #46 (Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, 1 worksheet, 87 KB).

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The detail of DNA binding protein image was created by the UCSF Computer Graphics Laboratory, a National Institutes of Health Research Resource, grant P41 RR01081. Image by Julie Newdoll and Tom Kornberg. Published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Issue of Dec 25, pages 26813-26816, 1993, Vol 268, #36, “Understanding the Homeodomain,” Thomas B. Kornberg. © 2004 The Regents, University of California; all rights reserved.


About the School: The UCSF School of Pharmacy is a premier graduate-level academic organization dedicated to improving health through precise therapeutics. It succeeds through innovative research, by educating PharmD health professional and PhD science students, and by caring for the therapeutics needs of patients while exploring innovative new models of patient care. The School was founded in 1872 as the first pharmacy school in the American West. It is an integral part of UC San Francisco, a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide.