NYU Meyers ranks #5 in NIH funding
February 08, 2019
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing ranks fifth among schools of nursing nationwide in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), according to data compiled by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research.
NYU Meyers received a total of $8.2 million during the NIH’s 2018 fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2017 through Sept. 30, 2018) for research related to dementia, drug use, precision health, and more.
“Research to advance nursing and health is at the core of NYU Meyers’ mission and the National Institutes of Health have long funded our work in support of this mission. I’m proud that our talented researchers continue to successfully attract NIH funding and that 2018 was a record year for new funding that bolsters our research portfolio,” said Eileen Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean and Erline Perkins McGriff Professor at NYU Meyers.
Notable new NIH awards that began during 2018 include:
- A five-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Institute for Nursing Research to establish the NYU Meyers Center for Precision Health in Diverse Populations, led by Associate Dean for Research Gail D’Eramo Melkus, EdD, C-NP, FAAN, and Prof. Jacquelyn Taylor, PhD, RN, PNP-BC, FAHA, FAAN.
- A five-year, $6.1 million grant to Prof. Ab Brody, PhD, RN, FAAN, FPCN, from the National Institute of Aging. The funding is being used to improve the quality of dementia care in 25 hospice agencies nationwide.
- A five-year, $3.5 million grant to Prof. Joyce Anastasi , PhD, DrNP, FAAN, from the National Institute for Nursing Research. The grant funds a study investigating whether stimulating acupuncture points can help manage HIV-related neuropathic pain.
- A five-year, $3.5 million grant to Prof. Bei Wu, PhD, from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and National Institute on Aging. The funding is being used to implement and study a unique oral health intervention for people with dementia that involves their caregivers.