CONTINUED INVESTMENT IN FACULTY and resources is paying off for UVA’s Schools of Medicine and Nursing. This year, in its Best Graduate Schools issue, U.S. News and World Report ranked UVA School of Medicine 24th in the nation in primary care and 27th in research. UVA School of Nursing’s Clinical Nurse Leader program ranked second in the nation, while the school’s Psychiatric/ Mental Health Practitioner program ranked seventh, the Doctor of Nursing Practice program ranked 18th, and the Family Nurse Practitioner program ranked 20th.
In addition, the UVA School of Medicine jumped from 35th in the nation in grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The rise in 2015–16, from a previous 40th place ranking, reflects an increase in funding from $101.2 million to $126 million, a 24.5 percent increase. This is the largest increase among all 50 institutions in the rankings, published by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. When compared only to public institutions, UVA School of Medicine ranks 16th in the nation in NIH funding.