- First among U.S. academic institutions recognized as “best places to work for postdocs,” according to The Scientist magazine. Based on conditions for postdoctoral fellows working in the life sciences as part of the magazine’s third annual survey. Carolina was sixth among all U.S. institutions, including government institutions and private research centers.
- Fourth among public universities in “The Top American Research Universities,” produced in December 2004 by the Lombardi Program on Measuring University Performance at the University of Florida. Based on categories such as research, endowment assets, private giving, faculty, and advanced training.
- Research funding has risen steadily at Carolina for more than two decades, making Chapel Hill one of the top U.S. public universities in research support.
- UNC is the top public university in the South and one of only six Southern universities, public or private, cited in the National Institutes of Health’s top twenty.
- All five of UNC’s health affairs schools – Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health – ranked within the NIH’s top twenty ublic and private institutions.
In addition to the opportunities that the University itself provides, the School of Pharmacy’s close proximity to Research Triangle Park (RTP) and affiliations with RTI International, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline, Duke University, Wake Forest University Bowman Gray School of Medicine, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, among many others, creates unique learning experiences and outstanding research opportunities for the School’s graduate students.