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benefits of NIH research $

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by moomix906, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. moomix906

    moomix906 2+ Year Member

    Mar 24, 2007
    are there benefits to more NIH money awarded a school/affiliated hospitals, besides the most straightforward one? (i.e. more research money = more research lab = more research opportunities) And please explain why you think your benefit would enhance a medical school education?
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  3. tdd340

    tdd340 Assistant to the sensei 10+ Year Member

    Jun 25, 2005
    Indirectly it leads to better/newer infastructure and equipment.
  4. 45408

    45408 aw buddy 7+ Year Member

    Jun 13, 2004
    the schools with too much NIH funding just give it to their med students to buy cool stuff with
  5. SupergreenMnM

    SupergreenMnM Peanut, not chocolate 2+ Year Member

    Mar 27, 2007
    Yeah, thats whats known as "fringe" in NIH grants. Its for things like health insurance and dodge vipers :D
  6. Instatewaiter

    Instatewaiter But... there's a troponin 10+ Year Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    NIH funding is a good measure of how much and how novel the research at a given school is. Compared to other grants, an NIH grant is pretty hard to come by. I would think that NIH funding is also a good measure of how cutting edge the treatments, say for cancer, are going to be.

    In terms of drastically changing how your first 2 years are, it is pretty much going to do very little.
  7. notdeadyet

    notdeadyet Still in California Moderator 10+ Year Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    Biggest benefit of NIH funding is the impact it has on a school's USN&WR ranking. That's a huge recruiting tool!

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