OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials say University of Nebraska Medical Center researchers have brought in a record $135.6 million in research funding for fiscal year 2018.

The figure is up 15.8 percent from $117 million the previous year.

Dr. Jennifer Larsen is vice chancellor for research at the medical school, and she says it saw increases in the total number of grants, the number of unique principal investigators, the total number of faculty on grants, the average size of grants and the number of large grants.

The following units saw double digit increases in their research awards: the Eppley Institute for Cancer Research, 19.5 percent; the Munroe-Meyer Institute, 39.3 percent; and the colleges of medicine; 11.4 percent; pharmacy, 10.7 percent; and public health, 63.4 percent.

Awards from federal agencies increased 15 percent overall.