UAB School of Dentistry Tops in Research Funding



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.

UAB previously reached as high as No. 4 on the list in 2011 when the school received $4.25 million.

The rest of this year’s top five included Forsyth Institute ($9.84 million), the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor ($9.76 million), the University of California San Francisco ($8.52 million) and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill ($8.35 million).