The University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy continues its steady climb to increase its research funding. The latest rankings in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Research Funding Rankings report shows that the COP climbed another spot in total funding from the National Institutes of Health.
In 2022, the college received a record amount of federal funding and has moved from 37th place to 31st place since 2020. The college’s NIH funding totaled $7.4 million in 2022, which is a 20 percent increase of more than $1.5 million from the previous year. Since 2020, NIH funding for the college increased by $3.2M, an increase of just over 43 percent.
Much of that growth can be attributed to the increase in the number of NIH-funded investigators who have joined the faculty. Since fiscal year 2020, the COP has more than doubled its number of NIH-funded investigators to 13, a significant increase from 2021 when our college had nine funded investigators and from 2020 when our investigators totaled just six.
We stand devoted to propelling federally funded researchers to greater heights and fostering the growth of junior researchers ...
The college's strategic emphasis goes beyond recruitment; it encompasses the mentorship of junior researchers, aiding them in honing their work to attract future NIH funding. Steering this initiative is Associate Dean of Research Lorne Hofseth, who will again lead the second installment of the grant-writing "Boot Camp" in September.
"Aligned with the mission of our COP Office of Research, we stand devoted to propelling federally funded researchers to greater heights and fostering the growth of junior researchers through endeavors like our bi-annual grant-writing Boot Camp, " says Hofseth.