EPH Funding Figures
The Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) was awarded $45 million in extramural funds in FY2019. EPH faculty received $41.8 million in federal support and $25 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The FY18 Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research report ranks EPH as #1 among state institutions in receiving NIH funding (#4 among all health departments nationwide). The graph below shows EPH Blue Ridge Rankings from 2012–2018.
The department anticipates continued growth in extramural support. Factors pushing this growth include:
- Growth in number of submitted proposals during FY19 both with EPH and beyond
- Greater collaboration across campuses
- Recruitment of research faculty
The department is committed to expanding its research funding and to increasing the productivity of research projects.