FSU College of Medicine 2018 annual report 2017 Annual Report - FSU College of Medicine - Page 44

D I S C O V E R Y 42 HEALTH INTERVENTIONS LEADING GROWTH IN RESEARCH FUNDING Florida State University brought in a record $35.8 million in NIH funding during the 2017 federal fiscal year that ended Sept. 30. That’s more than twice as much as the university produced Medicine is vital to the university attaining goals and continuing to bolster its reputation as a leading research institution.” Joyce noted the College of Medicine increased its extramural five years ago and among the most by any Florida research funding by 47 percent during the university fiscal year that ended in institution for 2017. July, adding more than $28 million in new grants. Within the college, The College of Medicine’s growth in research funding remains an important part of the story. “I don’t think anybody really foresaw how fast our rise in extramural support Joyce the departments of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, along with the Autism Institute, collectively held around $90 million in active funded projects as of Dec. 31. “We’ve worked hard to build many of our programs at the was going to be this past year,” said College of Medicine, the College of Nursing and in other areas Jeffrey Joyce, senior associate dean that typically receive NIH funding,” said Gary Ostrander, for research and graduate programs. FSU vice president for research. “Boosting our NIH funding “Continuing to develop research- has been a strategic goal of the university, and we are happy funding opportunities at the College of that our researchers have received these dollars to conduct