UCSF School of Pharmacy #1 in research funding, 29th year

For the 29th consecutive year, the UCSF School of Pharmacy ranks first among US pharmacy schools in contract and grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), according to figures for fiscal year 2007. "The School's history of research funding success reflects its strength in both the most basic sciences that underlie drug discovery and increasingly the sciences required to translate these into patient care," says Mary Anne Koda-Kimble, PharmD, dean of the School.

"The latest ranking shows we have the track record required to meet our next big science goal," explains Koda-Kimble. "We are working to create a new framework for drug discovery and development that will result in faster, less expensive, more efficient methods to discover and develop new kinds of therapeutics—including those that consider our genetic differences in drug response. It's an exciting time, a hopeful time. Continued funding from the NIH, other government sources, and increasingly private philanthropy is essential for our success."

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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.