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UF College of Dentistry Ranks No. 5 in NIH Research Funding

The University of Florida Health College of Dentistry research enterprise ranks fifth nationally for a second straight year among all US dental schools in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding, with $11.2 million awarded through the 2018 fiscal year.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Health College of Dentistry (UFCD research enterprise ranks fifth nationally for a second straight year among all US dental schools in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding, with $11.2 million awarded through the 2018 fiscal year.

The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research rankings includes award data from all NIH institutes. The college ranks fourth among public institutions and has been ranked in the Top 10 among dental schools in NIH funding since 2006.

The college receives an average of $15 million in sponsored funding each year. Approximately 93% of UFCD-sponsored funding derives from external sources, and of that external funding, 87% comes from federal sponsors, including the NIH, the Health Resources and Services Administration and the U.S. Department of Defense.

Last fiscal year, the college received more than $15 million total from all sources in contracts and grants to seven departments, including community dentistry and behavioral science, oral biology, orthodontics, oral and maxillofacial diagnostic sciences, oral and maxillofacial surgery, periodontology, and restorative dental sciences.

The college is home to eight centers, including the Dental Clinical Research Unit, the Center for Dental Biomaterials, and the Claude Denson Pepper Center for Oral Health in Aging.

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