U.C. San Francisco Rolling in Metric Shitload of Federal Funds
In fiscal 2009, the NIH sent $463,287,103 UCSF's way -- yes, that'd be around $1.3 million a day -- with more than $441 million of that for research grants. The biggest winner at UCSF: Internal Medicine, at $153,989,540, easily outpacing in-house runner-up Neurology ($38,851,146).
While $463 million and change will buy a few microscopes, it's actually far less than UCSF received in 2008: $510,735,527. UCSF reeled in between $434 million and $452 million between 2005 and 2007, by the way.
So, this brings up a counter-intuitive question: Is this a lot of money? Yes, even in this game, it is. Only one other institution amassed more NIH money -- though it got a lot more: Johns Hopkins tallied $603.4 million.
How much did the NIH give out to medical institutions all-told in fiscal '09? After downloading all the spreadsheets (which are way too damn big to upload here -- though you can go check them out on your own), the answer is: $21,703,918,711in 53,503 increments.