Virginia Commonwealth University is the Commonwealth of Virginia's largest university, enrolling the most diverse student body in Virginia, with more than 29,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students and employing more than 18,000 faculty and staff. VCU is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University - Extensive, receiving over $335M in externally funded awards, including approximately $92M in funding from NIH in the past 12 months. Thirty-Three of VCU's graduate and professional programs are ranked by U.S. News and World Report as among the best in the nation, with two ranked first in the country. The VCU Health System, which includes the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, has 1000 inpatient beds and is ranked in the top 100 U.S. hospitals. The VCU Institute for Women’s Health is one of eighteen facilities designated as a National Center for Excellence in Women’s Health by the US DHHS. VCU is closely affiliated with the adjacent Virginia Biotechnology Research Park.