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NIH ranks WMU college sixth in nation

Aug. 4, 2004

KALAMAZOO--A prominent federal agency has ranked Western Michigan University's College of Health and Human Services as No. 6 on its list of 50 allied health professions schools receiving awards from the agency.

The National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, announced the rankings recently. The college moved up three spots from a No. 9 ranking in fiscal year 2002. For fiscal year 2003, the college held three NIH grants for a total of $1,535, 974.

The new ranking puts NIH funding for the WMU College of Health and Human Services ahead of forty-four other institutions, including the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Kansas, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Missouri Columbia, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Ahead of WMU on the list, in ascending order, are: the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the University of Florida, the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Southern California and the University of Wyoming. With the exception of the University of Wyoming, which is part of a medical school consortium, all of those universities have either medical schools or colleges.

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, 269 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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