Daily Texan (Internet / Print) 09/20/06 http://media.www.dailytexanonline.com/media/storage/paper410/news/2006/09/20/University/University.Briefly-2286521.shtml?sourcedomain=www.dailytexanonline.com&MIIHost=media.collegepublisher.com The University of Texas Medical Branch's School of Medicine ranked 38th nationally among schools receiving the most funding from the National Institutes of Health, the nation's main source of grants for medical research, said Tom Curtis, director of research communications. UTMB received more than $114 million in grants and awards from NIH in 2005. In 2004, UTMB received $104.3 million and was ranked in 39th place, said Curtis. Within the school, eight departments were ranked in the top 20 of NIH's highest funded departments. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology was the highest ranked department in fourth place, Curtis said. "These impressive NIH rankings are a reflection of the high caliber of research taking place at UTMB," said John D. Stobo, UTMB president, according to a news release. "I am proud of our faculty and their accomplishments." The Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas are the only Texas schools that received more funding than UTMB, Curtis said.