14th Annual

Washington University, St. Louis

Thursday, May 23, 2013

NSF 2010 Ranking: 10th (total R&D expenditures in life sciences) =$625,867,000 [1]

NIH 2011 Ranking: 8th (Direct plus indirect costs but excluding R & D contracts and ARRA awards) = $371,213,244 [2]

Washington University received $50 million in funding in order to speed up medical research from discovery to actual application. [3]

The University of Washington received a $20 million gift to establish the Taylor Family Institute for Innovative Psychiatric Research, which will advance the science underlying the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric illnesses. [4]

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis was awarded $14.3 million in 2010 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to expand its the genomics data center. [5]

$5.2 million has been awarded by NIH to Washington University St. Louis for microbiome studies relating to the oral cavity and esophagus. [6]

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis received a five year $3.8 million grant towards a data collection center for researchers working on projects relating to the brain and central nervous system. [7]

Washington University received $6.2 million to apply to innovative biotech research in the fields of genetics and neural circuits. [8]

Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine is an international leader in cancer treatment, research, prevention, education and community outreach. [9]

Washington University received $2 million from "Pedal the Cause" towards cancer research. [10]

The University of Washington received $2 million for unique approaches to treating cancer, including new methods of fighting infection and possibly tumors, and for identifying compounds that don’t harm normal tissues but make malignant tumors more vulnerable to radiation and chemotherapy treatments. [11]

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases awarded Washington University St. Louis $1.1 million for the study of B-Cell induction in pediatric lung transplants.  [12]

Washington University St. Louis researchers were awarded $2.25 million to study the biomechanics of the brain.  [13]

A Washington University Saint Louis project funded initially at $100,000 and eligible for an additional $1million if extended, has successfully killed HIV virus with bee venom-laden nanoparticles. [14]

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke awarded Washington University Saint Louis approximately $1.2 million to study the Abeta peptide's role in the onset of Alzheimer's. [15]


[1] The National Science Foundation, 2012, TABLE 23. R&D expenditures in the life sciences at universities and colleges, ranked by all FY 2010 life sciences: FY 2007–10 and by subfield for FY 2010: http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf12330/pdf/tab23.pdf
[2] Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, Ranking Table of NIH Funding (by Institution) to US Medical Schools in 2011, http://www.brimr.org/NIH_Awards/2011/NIH_Awards_2011.htm
[3] From St. Louis Post Dispatch, November 19, 2012, http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/health/wash-u-gets-million-to-speed-up-research/article_81d70513-9909-5392-a25d-c8b0a9c1e1a2.html
[4] From: Washington University St louis, Oct 6, 2012, http://together.wustl.edu/Pages/News/Andy-Taylor.aspx
[5] From WU news, March 10, 2010: http://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/20393.aspx
[6] From NIH News, September 7, 2010, http://www.genome.gov/27541172
[7] From WU news, April 6, 2010: http://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/20514.aspx
[8] From St. Louis Business Journal, October 11, 2012, http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/blog/BizNext/2012/10/three-washington-university-scientists.html
[9] From NCCN.com, http://www.nccn.com/component/content/article/42/209-siteman-cancer-center.html
[10] From: Washington University St louis, December 4, 2012, http://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/24622.aspx
[11] From: Washington University, St. Louis, December 12, 2012, http://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/24682.aspx
[12] NIH 1/25/2013 http://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_details.cfm?aid=8466657&icde=15586747
[13] Washington university Saint Louis 2/22/2013 http://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/25008.aspx
[14] Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 11/1/2010 http://www.grandchallenges.org/explorations/Pages/grantsawarded.aspx?Round=all&Phase=all&ProjectID=490
Washington university Saint Louis 3/7/2013 http://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/25061.aspx
[15] NIH 5/7/2012 http://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_details.cfm?aid=8268731&icde=15586747

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