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Research income increases modestly in fiscal year 2003

Dartmouth Medical School experienced a 1% increase in research funding during the past year—from $111.6 million in fiscal year 2002 to $112.4 million in 2003. In fact, all research funding at Dartmouth rose only modestly, to $165 million from last year's total of approximately $157 million. Until now, DMS has had several years of huge jumps in research income, with the biggest one being the 38% increase from 2001 to 2002 (see the Winter 2002 Dartmouth Medicine for details).

More than 67% of DMS's research funding comes from the National Institutes of Health, 8% from the state of New Hampshire, almost 8% from foundations, almost 8% from corporations, and the rest from assorted other sources.

According to the Dartmouth Office of Sponsored Research, the slower growth in funding during the past year may be attributable to smaller increases in the federal research budget.

Totals: The departments with the biggest totals in FY03 were Medicine ($21 million), Psychiatry ($18 million), Community and Family Medicine ($18 million), Microbiology ($11 million), Biochemistry ($8 million), and Pharmacology-Toxicology ($8 million). Departments showing the biggest increases included Genetics, Medicine, Psychiatry, and Radiology.

Laura Stephenson Carter

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