Posted on Mar 9, 2011

USF Nursing Continues Rise in NIH Ranking

USF Nursing Continues Rise in NIH Ranking

A 12 percent increase over last year’s research funding earns the college its highest rank yet!

USF Nursing Dean Dianne Morrison-Beedy

The University of South Florida College of Nursing received a 28th place ranking in research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2010* — the college’s highest spot yet. The latest ranking represents a 12 percent jump in NIH funding – from $1.53 million in 2009 to $1.71 million in 2010.

The College of Nursing is working toward achieving a top-25 ranking in NIH research funding. Helping fuel its efforts are strategic Centers of Research Excellence where faculty members craft interdisciplinary grant proposals that have appealed strongly to NIH and allowed the college to remain competitive even in recent fiscally challenging years. These centers focus nursing research in the areas of symptom management/end-of-life care, women’s health, and psychoneuroimmunology.

“Developing Centers of Excellence that advance translational research – moving what is developed in science to patients and the community – has played a pivotal role in making the USF College of Nursing a national leader in transforming health care,” said Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN, dean of the College of Nursing, and senior associate vice president of USF Health. “The types of nursing research conducted at USF address some of the most pressing global healthcare issues today.”

*Note: Federal fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, 2009 and ending Sept. 30, 2010

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