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UIC College of Pharmacy moves up in AACP rankings


The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy received a record $24.2 million in total research awards in 2019, moving the College higher in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) research rankings, which were released on June 9. This is a notable increase from 2018’s research funding numbers, which totaled $18.2 million.

The AACP annual research report compiles research data from more than 140 colleges of pharmacy in the United States. As of 2019, UIC College of Pharmacy ranked number 6 in NIH funding ($15.8 million), number 7 in total federal funding ($20.3 million), number 12 in non-federal ($3.8 million) and number 7 in overall funding ($24.2 million).

"The rise in external funding is an indication of the quality and impact of the research being conducted at the UIC College of Pharmacy,” says UIC College of Pharmacy Dean, Dr. Glen T. Schumock. “From new drug development to the impact of drug policy changes in populations, discoveries at UIC have an impact that is significant in terms of human health."