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California Rakes in $3 Billion in NIH Funds for 2002

NEW YORK, June 4 -- California led the nation in medical research grants from the NIH with $3 billion in 2002, according to data published by the NIH.

 

Massachusetts was second with $1.8 billion in grants while New York was third with $1.7 billion out of the $19 billion disbursed by the agency last year.

 

The top 10 included, in order: Pennsylvania, with $1.2 billion; Maryland with 1.1 billion; Texas with $1 billion; North Carolina with $780 million; Washington with $673 milllion; Ohio with $583 million; and Illinois with $571 million.

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