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$50M in Research Funding at Thomas Jefferson University

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Wed, Jun 05, 2013

Lab suppliers marketing life science solutions in Philadelphia will find a well-funded market for generating scientific product sales leads at Thomas Jefferson University, according to recent NIH and NSF funding statistics. In 2012, the NIH awarded Thomas Jefferson University $49.7 million in research funding. We have compiled a list of some of the best-funded life science departments, broken down by department name, number of awards given and research funding received. For a full list of departments and funding, visit the NIH website.

2012 NIH Life Science Funding at Thomas Jefferson University

  • Biochemistry – 20 awards, $5.3 million
  • Family Medicine – 1 award, $387,500
  • Internal Medicine – 17 awards, $4.8 million
  • Microbiology – 48 awards, $16.4 million
  • Pharmacology – 6 awards, $1.5 million

In addition to receiving NIH research funding, Thomas Jefferson University received $318,984 in NSF research funding for life science projects alone. The NSF-funded projects spanned two disciplines: Systems and Synthetic Biology, and Genetic Mechanisms. The first project, entitled “A Signaling Pathway that Couples Spore Formation to the Completion of Meiosis in S. Cerevisiae” was awarded $219,999, while the second project, “Even-Skipped Locus Control and Enhancer-Promoter Interaction” was awarded $98,985.

In 2009, the NSF ranked Thomas Jefferson University 97th in the country for total R&D expenditures in the life sciences, having spent $101.2 million. In another ranking in 2011, the NIH ranked the university 93rd for direct plus indirect costs in the life sciences, excluding R&D contracts and ARRA awards. These 2011 expenditures totaled $52.7 million. According to the Thomas Jefferson University news site, the department of neurology at Thomas Jefferson University has also received a multimillion dollar grant from the NIH to create a research center that studies autoimmune diseases from the beginning science research stage up until its clinical applications. The first phase of the grant is $4 million, but that number could go as high as $10 million.


Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Image courtesy of Dr. Edwin Ewing, Jr. and Wikimedia Commons


Thomas Jefferson University was also awarded $34 million in funding for research, facilities, equipment and education. The NIH awarded Thomas Jefferson University Medical College a four-year, $3 million grant to study the genetics of platelet gene expression. What's more, the NIH awarded the university $4.8 million to test a new rabies vaccine.

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