For the first time, Villanova University Fitzpatrick College of Nursing has been listed among the top schools of nursing in the United States for research funding, according to a January 2021 report from the North Carolina-based Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (BRIMR).
“I am proud of our scholars and research staff who have been relentless in their efforts to design solid studies that are funded and create new science to advance health and serve vulnerable populations,” says Donna S. Havens, PhD, RN, FAAN, Connelly Endowed Dean and Professor.
Ranked 54, the College’s listing reflects its upward trajectory and burgeoning research enterprise.
“The College of Nursing faculty are competing at the highest levels of the research enterprise, with more accomplishments to come,” explains Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Innovation Peter Kaufmann, PhD, FABMR, FSBM.
According to its site brimr.org, the BRIMR rankings are “derived each year from data compiled and released by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) shortly after the federal fiscal year closes. The NIH posts these data on its Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (RePORT) website in the form of a master Excel spreadsheet file called ‘Awards by Location. For fiscal 2020, which began on 1 October 2019 and ended on 30 September 2020, this file was posted in early January 2021 and presented tabulated information on more than $34 billion in funding through 62,585 extramural NIH grants or contracts awarded to more than 41,000 Principal Investigators (PIs).”