March 16, 2021

OB/GYN ranks 10th in NIH funding for 2020

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RS42769 Warner Huh 20210127 003 3944 scrWarner K. Huh, M.D.The UAB Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has ranked No. 10 in the nation for NIH research funding, with $6.4 million in 2020. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is committed to advancing female reproductive healthcare through extensive research and excellence in education. The department is home to the Center for Women’s Reproductive Health, which facilitates innovative research for women’s health not only across our department but also across UAB and around the world.

The department offers first-class educational opportunities at all levels and instills the importance of continued research and unmatched patient care in all of its current and future physicians. The department’s emphasis on continued growth in women’s health research and education has led to unsurpassed collaborative efforts to provide consistent funding for its mission.

“I am beyond proud of the remarkable, consistent research productivity of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,” said Warner K. Huh, M.D., chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. “Our top 10 NIH ranking is a reflection of that productivity and the department’s commitment to our research mission, years of excellent mentorship and leadership, and our resolve to embrace and strengthen a culture of innovation and research excellence. Kudos to our NIH funded investigators, and I would like to particularly recognize Dr. Alan Tita for his leadership, vision, and truly raising the bar. He was ranked second as NIH-funded obstetrics and gynecology researcher.”

The department will continue its work to receive funding and increase its research efforts to improve the reproductive health and survival of all women. The department’s hard work to ensure successful research has been a result of excellent team work and dedication, and this ranking will serve as motivation to continue its research mission. Ranking in the top 10 of NIH funding proves the department’s commitment to women’s reproductive health, and it will proudly continue working to remain at the forefront of advancing female reproductive healthcare through additional funding, groundbreaking research, strong education, and excellent patient care.