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College of Medicine Sponsored Funding Achieves Record of $205 Million Annually with Increases in Interdisciplinary Research

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The University of Illinois College of Medicine received $205.0 million in research, instructional, and other sponsored program funding during the 2022 fiscal year, a 7.7% increase over fiscal year 2021. College of Medicine awards represented more than 44% of University of Illinois Chicago’s total sponsored funding in fiscal year 2022.

Federal awards account for $153.8 million, or 75%, of the College of Medicine funding, with the National Institutes of Health providing the largest amount of funding. Non-federal sponsors include the State of Illinois at 11.4% and private non-profit sponsors at 6.7% of the total funding. Projects related to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic accounted for $16.5 million of the total funding.

The basic science departments in Chicago collectively were awarded $51.2 million, led by $26.9 million in Pharmacology and Regenerative Medicine. Other leading departments included the Chicago departments of Medicine at $60.1 million, Psychiatry at $21.1 million, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at $12.6 million, Pediatrics at $10.6 million, and Family & Community Medicine at $8.1 million.

“I want to express my thanks to our dedicated faculty, staff, and students who have developed and carried out sponsored projects to further our mission to advance health through outstanding research, education, clinical care, and social responsibility,” said College of Medicine Executive Dean Mark Rosenblatt, MD, PhD, MBA, MHA. “It is their talent, ingenuity, and commitment which have supported this growth in sponsored funding in our College.”

“Our faculty are increasingly leading cross-disciplinary research within the College of Medicine and across UIC, enabling new breakthroughs driven by teams of faculty trained in a variety of disciplines” said Interim Senior Associate Dean for Research Bellur Prabhakar, MSc, PhD.

For information on sponsored program funding throughout the University of Illinois Chicago, including many areas that work in collaboration with the College of Medicine, please see

Contact: Tom Wyatt