Phoenix Business Journal

UArizona Researchers Top Others in the State with NIH Funding

According to figures released by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, Arizona was 25th in the U.S. with $364.2 million in National Institutes of Health awards for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2023.

And the University of Arizona was the top recipient in the Copper State, ranking 49th nationwide with $197.9 million in awards. The largest portion of that came from the Colleges of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix, who combined for $122.7 million in total awards.

“The College of Medicine – Phoenix is proud to have increased our federal research funding by 130% in one year,” said Fredric Edward Wondisford, MD, MS, MBA, dean of the College of Medicine – Phoenix.

About the College

Founded in 2007, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix inspires and trains exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders to optimize health and health care in Arizona and beyond. By cultivating collaborative research locally and globally, the college accelerates discovery in a number of critical areas — including cancer, stroke, traumatic brain injury and cardiovascular disease. Championed as a student-centric campus, the college has graduated more than 800 physicians, all of whom received exceptional training from nine clinical partners and more than 2,700 diverse faculty members. As the anchor to the Phoenix Bioscience Core, which is projected to have an economic impact of $3.1 billion by 2025, the college prides itself on engaging with the community, fostering education, inclusion, access and advocacy.