UK professor Xiangan Li received a $1.9 million NIH R35 grant, which will fund his research on sepsis over the next five years. Pete Comparoni | UK Photo.

Xiangan Li, a professor in the Department of Physiology and the Saha Cardiovascular Research Center, received a prestigious R35 grant from the NIH’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), which will fund sepsis research in his lab over the next five years.

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By the Numbers

$429.2 million

in external grants and contracts awarded in FY20

$272.2 million

federal agency awards in FY20

1 of 18 U.S. universities

with the trifecta of research excellence designations in cancer, aging & translational science

165 patent applications

filed in FY 2020

$410.6 million

spent to carry out research & development in FY19

4,574 jobs

supported by FY19 research & development