Nursing School Tops in NIH Research Funding for FY 2023

With 38 awards totaling nearly $24 million, Columbia Nursing maintains #1 rank for second straight year

Columbia University School of Nursing ranked #1 among all U.S. schools of nursing for total research funding received from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in fiscal year 2023. This is the second year in a row Columbia Nursing has topped the rankings. 

The school was awarded 38 NIH grants totaling $23,893,658 in FY 2023, compared to 36 grants totaling over $18.7 million in FY 2022, and 26 awards totaling $9.5 million in FY 2021, when Columbia Nursing ranked #4 in research funding.  

“Our school’s diverse research enterprise, dedicated to advancing health for all, continues to flourish,” said Dean Lorraine Frazier, PhD. “It’s all about the impact of what we do on patients. Our investigators are building the evidence base we need to help patients and communities thrive.  We couldn’t be more proud of our scientists and the Columbia Nursing community that helped us reach #1 again.” 

Columbia Nursing research funded by the NIH in FY 2023 included multiple interventions to address racial and ethnic disparities in maternal outcomes, improve asthma control in adolescents and adults, promote viral suppression among people living with HIV, support better care for heart disease patients, and much more. 

Members of the Columbia Nursing faculty also continue to secure funding for their research from a wide variety of other governmental and private sources, including the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Betty Irene Moore Foundation. 

“Our faculty, postdocs, and PhD students are engaged in an exciting array of projects, locally and globally, with the common goal of promoting health for all across the life span,” Elizabeth Corwin, PhD, vice dean of strategic and innovative research, said. “I continue to be amazed by their creativity and commitment.”