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School of Nursing ranks No. 4 in NIH funding

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Last year was a banner year for School of Nursing research. In fiscal year (FY) 2015, research funding from external agencies totaled $14.3 million, the highest amount ever awarded to Emory nursing researchers.

The School of Nursing also climbed substantially in the rankings of peer schools awarded research funding from the National Institutes of Health. Its NIH funding ranking jumped from No. 38 ($1.9 million) in 2009 to No. 4 ($6.2 million) for 2015. The No. 4 ranking represents the highest NIH funding total in school history.

When FY16 began last September, it marked a milestone for research professor Martha Rogers MD FAAP, who holds the longest-running grant in the School of Nursing. Since 2006, Rogers has led the Health Workforce Information Systems project in Africa, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Association of Schools of Public Health since 2002. During that time, the project has aided Kenya and Zambia in developing electronic human resources information systems to better manage their health workforces to help stem the global shortage of nurses. 

The workforce project is based in the Lillian Carter Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility, which Rogers directs. A pediatrician by training, Rogers is a renowned expert on HIV/AIDS in women and children. She also holds the School of Nursing record for the most publication citations.

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