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UCLA Research Funding and Facility Update

Posted by Amanda Long on Thu, Jan 17, 2013

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) holds much pride in the numerous prestigious awards and recognitions that it has achieved since being founded in 1919. From the 12 Nobel Prizes and 12 Rhodes Scholarships, to having more NCAA titles than any other university, and more Olympic medals than most nations. UCLA’s main mission is summed up in just three, simple words: Education, Research and Service; and their outstanding research projects have received $1 billion dollars every year for the past three years. 

UCLA Research(Courtesy of University of California, Los Angeles)

The University of California, Los Angeles is made up of more than 350 labs, centers and institutes with 290 of those focused solely on research. UCLA takes the lead role in defining great research-oriented universities nationwide, and has claimed 1,800 inventions. According to the London Times Higher Education, UCLA ranked 13th out of 400 universities in the areas of teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook. The Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities lists UCLA 2nd out of the world's public universities, and 12th overall. 

A few more top rankings:

  • In 2013, UCLA was ranked 24th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
  • In 2012, UCLA was ranked sixth in the nation by the Washington Monthly.
  • In 2011, UCLA was ranked among the nation's top research universities by the Center for Measuring University Performance: fifth in the nation in total research expenditures, seventh in the nation in faculty awards and seventh in producing doctorates.
Boelter Hall Renovations UCLA

(Courtesy of Stenfors Associates Architects)

UC Los Angeles currently has 42 projects under construction, or in the pre-construction phase, according to their Master Project List. On this list is the Boelter Hall Laboratory Renovations (right), which will give the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science the  necessary wet labs needed for research in sustainability. The planning team estimates the total construction cost to be around $11,900,000 and is scheduled to be completed in November 2013.



Also on the list is the CHS Telemedicine and PRIME Facilities Phase 2 - CHS Clinical Research Wing renovation. The focus of this center is the policies, programs and actions that assist in promoting good health in relation to cultural, social, economic, political and environmental areas. The CHS School of Public Health (UCLA) researches how the above factors influence health perceptions, behaviors and the status of your health in todays economy.  

School of Public Health UCLA (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons and Fuzzy901)

The project planning staff at the University of California, Los Angeles believes that upon completing the CHS Clinical Research Wing renovation, it will help with the growth of the telemedicine research activities and will increase the patients healthcare support. The main construction goals are centered around the ability to incorporate the telepathology consultations and lab functions that reinforce the clinical testing of patients in remote areas.

Here are the latest statistics from UCLA

  • $406.6 million awarded YTD for FY 2012-2013
  • $1,011.8 million awarded for FY 2011-2012
  • 282 awards received for proposals submitted in FY 2012-2013
  • 37.7% average conversion rate for count of proposals submitted vs. awarded FY 2005-2012
  • 4533 IRB approvals completed for FY 2010-2011
  • 1070 ARC approvals completed for FY 2011-2012
  • Neuropsychiatric Institute department with most awards received for FY 2010-2011
  • Neuropsychiatric Institute department with most award dollars received for FY 2010-2011
  • $26,606,911 NIH funding awarded for FY 2013

While the physical features of the university may constantly be changing, the goals, ambitions and dreams remain the same for the faculty and alumni at UCLA. Education, Research and Service are, and will continue to be, their main focus. For life science exhibitors in the greater Los Angeles area who are interested in showcasing their products, Biotechnology Calendar, Inc.'s Biotechnology Vendor Showcase™ Event, taking place April 4, 2013 at the University of California, Los Angeles campus, is an opportunity that you won't want to pass up.

Get more information here: Biotechnology Vendor Showcase™ 

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