UC Davis School of Medicine scored a record year of NIH funding


In 2020, the UC Davis School of Medicine secured its highest-ever level of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding at more than $181 million, an increase of about $4.7 million compared to the previous year.

According to the latest rankings from the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, UC Davis ranked among the nation’s leading medical schools for NIH funding. Eight school of medicine departments ranked in the top 20 nationally.

Public Health #8

Surgery #14

Anatomy/Cell Biology #11

Psychiatry #14

Dermatology #11

Emergency medicine #17

Neurology #13

Physical medicine #19

The Department of Public Health Sciences had the greatest funding increase among all departments, followed by psychiatry and internal medicine. Also, the Department of Surgery received $12 million, the most research funding among surgery departments in the UC system.

“We are proud of the NIH’s trust in our researchers and medical school,” said Allison Brashear, dean of the UC Davis School of Medicine. “This funding supports our investigators who are leading groundbreaking research that will transform patient care and improve the health of our communities.”

NIH funding for UC Davis School of Medicine (2016-2020)