UCSF Orthopaedics Ranks No. 1 in Nation in NIH Funding

Source:  Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research


SAN FRANCISCO (March 5, 2018) -- The University of California San Francisco’s Department of Orthopaedics Surgery has been ranked No. 1 in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding for orthopaedic research, according to data released by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research.

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery received $7,852,165 in peer-reviewed NIH research grants in 2017, surpassing institutions such as Washington University, Duke University and the University of Pennsylvania. At a time when research dollars are becoming increasingly scarce, the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery upped its funding by nearly 40 percent over the previous year. Since 2013, it has consistently ranked among the top five NIH-funded musculoskeletal programs in the country.

"As a Department, we are thrilled that the NIH has taken such a keen interest in our orthopaedic research endeavors," said Thomas P. Vail, M.D., Chairman of the UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

"Our team of dedicated researchers are applying innovative new perspectives to fundamental musculoskeletal problems. We strive to better understand fundamental cellular mechanics governing musculoskeletal systems and transform how we provide care to patients."