No school receives more funding for dental research than the School of Dentistry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The $12.5 million given to the school in 2012 was No. 1 in the nation.
The school received a grant of $67 million last year, enabling the school to jump from 15th to the top spot on the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Researcher list. The seven-year deal was based on the institute’s three regional research networks, which are combined into a nationally coordinated effort to conduct studies on the best practices in dental care. This effort was given $9.9 million in 2012.