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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Researchers and scientists at UNC-CH received over the last fiscal year.

The university topped the previous record of $678 million set in fiscal 2008.

The primary sources for the funds were the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.

"Very few universities are showing these kinds of results for important research that will help improve people’s lives and advance knowledge," said UNC-CH Chancellor Holden Thorp, himself a scientist and entrepreneur, in a statement.

The funding also included some $20 million in federal funds through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Nearly 50 percent of the overall funding, or $349.6 million, went to the UNC-CH School of Medicine.

Major increases in funding, according to UNC-CH:

• Gillings School of Global Public Health: up 54 percent to $97 million.
• School of Information and Library Science: up 572 percent to $7.7 million.
• School of Pharmacy: up 22 percent to $20.2 million.
• School of Dentistry: up 25 percent to $13.5 million.
• Vice Chancellor Research and Economic Development: up 8 percent to $133.7 million.