he University of Florida College of Pharmacy received a record $28.3 million in research awards in 2019, which moved the college higher in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, or AACP, research rankings.
AACP’s annual research report, released June 9, compiles research data from more than 140 colleges of pharmacy around the country. UF placed No. 3 nationally in National Institutes of Health funding ($23.1 million) and total federal funding ($24.3 million), and No. 4 in total funding ($28.3 million). In all three areas, the college saw substantial funding increases over the previous year.
“Setting a record in annual research funding is a testament to the visionary research faculty in the UF College of Pharmacy who are determined to improve the health of Floridians and the world through their scientific discoveries,” said Julie Johnson, Pharm.D., dean and distinguished professor. “With the support of their research teams and staff, our research faculty have earned the confidence of funding agencies and demonstrated their promising research proposals are worthy of investment. We are excited in the coming years to witness the impact resulting from these research awards.”