September 27, 2021

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University College of Medicine received a new record high in research funding from the National Institutes of Health during the 2021 fiscal year – $195 million in grants, contracts and subcontracts.

In all, the College of Medicine’s research funding totaled $301.9 million, with the remaining awards coming from other government agencies, non-profit foundations and industry contracts. This is the second highest level of research funding during a single fiscal year in the school’s history.CarolBradfordMD

“The continued growth in research funding at the Ohio State University College of Medicine underscores our commitment and expertise in the investigative process that leads to pioneering biomedical discoveries,” said Dr. Carol Bradford, dean of the College of Medicine and vice president for Health Sciences at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. “It’s through these vital research dollars that our faculty, staff and learners are able to translate findings in the lab to treatments at the bedside.”

Awards include a five-year, $10 million grant from the National Cancer Institute in the NIH to study the long-term, longitudinal impact of COVID-19 on first responders, health care workers and the general population. The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute received a five-year, $29.1 million cancer center support grant from the National Cancer Institute that funds research programs, community outreach and engagement, education and training, clinical trial infrastructure, center senior leadership and administration, shared resource facilities, and program development. 

“Our faculty, staff and learners are focused on research that both defines fundamental biological processes as well as impacts human health,” said Peter Mohler, chief scientific officer at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center and vice dean of Research at the Ohio State University College of Medicine. “We are grateful to work with such creative and dedicated teams.”

During fiscal year 2021, Ohio State had 73 new awards over $1 million and a total of 2,540 awards.


Media Contact: Serena Smith, Wexner Medical Center Media Relations,, 614-293-3737


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