UCSF Neurosurgery Ranks #1 in NIH Funding

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For the 18th consecutive year, UC San Francisco has ranked #1 in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for neurosurgery research.  

The NIH awarded the department $30 million in grants in 2023, according to an analysis by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. UCSF neurosurgery faculty members Edward Chang, MD, Arturo Alvarez-Buylla, PhD, Susan Chang, MD, Mitchell Berger, MD, and Tomasz Nowakowski, PhD, were also among the top 30 highest funded principal investigators for a neurosurgery program. 

The department’s rich basic and clinical science research programs span multiple subspecialties and include over 30 laboratories. From developing a cutting-edge speech neuroprosthesis to identifying the biomarkers of chronic pain in the brain, researchers at UCSF continue to push the boundaries of neuroscience research and translate those findings into improved patient care.