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UIC Nursing No. 1 in the Midwest for NIH funding

Having earned more than $7 million in National Institutes of Health funding in 2020, the UIC College of Nursing is ranked No. 1 in the Midwest for NIH funding to nursing schools. The college ranks No. 3 among public universities and No. 8 overall.

The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, based in North Carolina, calculates the rankings each year based on data from 12 months ending Sept. 30 of the ranking year. A total of 78 schools were included in the 2020 rankings.

Among the grants that secured UIC Nursing’s place in the rankings was a UG3 from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute awarded to Phoenix Matthews, PhD, to study the burden of tobacco use and to improve smoking cessation interventions for populations with demonstrated high smoking rates. Also, a grant to Pamela Martyn-Nemeth, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases will fund the study of sleep optimization to improve glycemic control in adults with Type 1 diabetes.