Research Funding

Blue Ridge ranking for October 2017 to September 2018 federal funding period was #27. In FY19, the research efforts of department faculty were supported by $82.8M in total extramural research funding (a total of 560 funding awards), including:

  • $48.6 from the NIH, $5.2M from the Veteran’s Administration
  • $8.0M from other federal agencies
  • $4.2M from industry support of clinical trials
  • $16.7M from state and other non-federal sources

Among these awards are NIH Center awards in endocrinology, infectious diseases, oncology, and gastroenterology, and a VA Center of Excellence Award (health services research). In addition, six sections have been awarded NIH T-32 grants to support research training in the fields of gastroenterology, hematology, health services research, immunology, infectious diseases and pulmonary medicine.