College Research Funding is Third in the Nation

researcher using test tubes and dropper

The University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy ​​​​​​was awarded $29.3 million in total (NIH, other federal, and non-federal grants) grant funding in 2019. This is a record high for the college and an increase from the $19.1 million received in 2018. This improvement moves the college from a national ranking of ninth in the country to third, according to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).

"This increase is reflective of the faculty and staff whose commitment to our research mission is exceptional," said Dean Lynda Welage.

"Our leap from ninth in 2018 to third in 2019 is representative of our aim to accelerate research," noted Carolyn Fairbanks, PhD, associate dean for research.

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“Not only is our research enterprise expanding and accelerating,” agrees Dean Welage, “we’re tackling society’s most difficult problems like substance abuse, Alzheimer’s disease and COVID-19.” 

AACP’s annual research report compiles research data from more than 140 colleges of pharmacy around the country. The rankings are based on the federal fiscal year which runs October 1 through September 30.