|MUSC continues upward trajectory in research funding
fiscally-challenging year, MUSC continued a record-breaking trend
regarding research funding.
Research awards surpassed the $200 million mark for the third year in a
row with a $16.6 million dollar increase since 2009. The 2010 total of
$234,153,146 includes approximately $136 million from the National
Institutes of Health (NIH).
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding, commonly known as
the economic stimulus package, totaled $27,083,322 through the NIH.
Federal sources continue to be the main foundation of research funding
at MUSC, with awards totaling $155,625,371.
Other large sources of research funding include corporate funding of
$30,612,486, and private donations designated for research soaring to
Stephen M. Lanier, Ph.D., MUSC associate provost for research and
pharmacology professor, said the ability to achieve continued growth in
research funding in the face of increasing budget pressure is very
impressive. “It reflects the extraordinary talent and commitment of the
research teams and the many individuals that support our research
mission here at MUSC.”
While local and state economies continue to struggle, MUSC’s research
growth positively impacts the economy. MUSC President Ray Greenberg,
M.D., Ph.D., noted the continued importance of the state’s centers of
economic excellence program and the South Carolina Research
Infrastructure Act, both of which allow MUSC to recruit the best
scientists to South Carolina and create university-based research
centers in areas that will help grow South Carolina’s economy and
“This new record in research funding is a tribute to the outstanding
researchers on our faculty who are at the forefront of medical science.
They are advancing medical science and, in the process, helping to
improve the health of South Carolinians,” he said.
Friday, Sept. 17, 2010