Research Programs, Centers, and Facilities
The Center for Pediatric Biomedical Research recognizes that many childhood diseases originate during embryonic development. Several investigators in the Center have a particular interest in the developmental biology of organogenesis.
Our Center is making breakthrough discoveries for clinical application. We have been the nation’s top NIH funded Orthopaedic department since 2006.
Aab Institute of Biomedical Sciences
Housed in the new Arthur Kornberg Medical Research Building, this Institute is comprised of six designated centers of discovery: Aging and Developmental Biology, Cancer Biology, Vaccine Biology and Immunology, Cardiovascular Disease, Oral Biology, and Human Genetics and the Center for Pediatric Biomedical Research.
A center to develop, strengthen, and extend the teaching of gerontology and geriatrics within the University and its affiliates.
The Center for Translational Neuromedicine leads a pioneering effort in stem cell biology of the CNS that is pointed towards therapeutic application in a variety of conditions. Center researchers are playing leading roles in understanding the underlying principles of neurogenesis in the adult nervous system, in the development of cellular therapies for pediatric disorders in which normal myelination is compromised, for adult disorders such as Parkinson's disease and Huntingdon's disease and also for treatment of spinal cord injury. Researchers are also working in the field of cancer research to provide new insights into the cellular origin and potential treatment of tumors of the CNS.
A center that has been directly involved in educational outreach to clinicians and to the community at large since its inception.
A sites taking part in the NIH Collaborative Network for autism research. Provides information on our project for parents, clinicians, and other investigators.
The Rochester ACE is one of 9 such centers funded nationwide by the NIAID (Rochester, North Shore-Feinstein, Pittsburgh, Harvard, Columbia, University of Colorado, Duke, University of Alabama at Birmingham and UCSF). The Rochester ACE is directed by Dr. I. Sanz (Chief, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology and ACE Principal Investigator). Overall, the Rochester Autoimmunity Center of Excellence illustrates the highly collaborative culture of the University of Rochester and demonstrates the power of a multi-disciplinary approach to Translational Immunology. The knowledge gained from the studies conducted by the ACE will have a major impact on our understanding of human immune responses in general and autoimmune responses in particular. It will also enhance substantially our ability to treat these diseases with safer and more effective approaches.
The Center offers a unique environment to investigate the use of very high frequency sound waves in medical diagnosis, along with other medical imaging and bioeffects research.
An Interdisciplinary Research Program linking the Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy, the Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences, and the Center for Aging and Developmental Biology.
The James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at the University of Rochester is a state-of-the-art Clinical Cancer Center. Its focus is to provide care, to conduct significant cancer-related research, to translate advances in the basic sciences into meaningful cancer treatments and to provide postdoctoral education.
The Center for Clinical Research on Aging (CCRA) at the University of Rochester School of Nursing focuses on helping older people and their caregivers to live better lives. The Center, along with the Center for High-Risk Children and Youth and the Center for Clinical Trials, are integral components of the Center for Research and Evidence-Based Practice within the School of Nursing.
The Center for Neurodegenerative & Vascular Brain Disorders supports innovative research directions in the cellular, molecular and translational neuroscience and cerebrovascular biology with a penchant for working beyond the mainstream.
The Center for Research and Evidence-Based Practice at the University of Rochester School of Nursing facilitates the research and scholarly development of the School of Nursing faculty and their intra- and inter-disciplinary collaborators.
The Data Laboratory was created to facilitate the growing interest of researchers in Health Services Research at the University of Rochester Medical Center. The Laboratory makes it easier to carry out this research by providing a searchable library containing many varied data sets, as well as abstracts for each data set.
The following facilities provide services for researchers at the URMC: Electron Microscope Imaging Facility, Cell Sorting Facility, Nucleic Acid Laboratory, Real Time Confocal Imaging Facility, Transgenic Facility, MicroChemical Protein/Peptide Core Facility, Vivarium Laboratory, Pathology/Morphology/Imaging Facility, and Gene Expression Facility.
With the merger of the University of Rochester and the Eastman Dental Center in 1997, research in dentistry now includes all the clinically relevant research conducted by UR Eastman Department of Dentistry (EDD) faculty and staff, and basic science research conducted by UR faculty in the Center for Oral Biology (COB).
Since 1975 the University of Rochester has held a Center grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, recognizing a large and dedicated faculty with common interests and goals focusing on environmental toxicology.
The Department of Family Medicine at URSMD/Highland Hospital is one of the premier research departments in the nation, with a focus on health services research, patient-centered care, reproductive health, and mental health.
The Center for Future Health is a multidisciplinary research laboratory where physicians, engineers, and scientists from both academe and industry create advanced medical technology on a personal scale.
The General Clinical Research Center (in Strong Memorial Hospital) provides support for both inpatient and outpatient clinical research.
Interdisciplinary training clusters that recruit outstanding candidates for Ph.D. degrees in Biochemistry and Biophysics, Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology & Virology, Neurobiology & Anatomy, Neuroscience, Pathology, Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, Physiology and Toxicology. GEBS has over 250 participating faculty members, from the Medical School's clinical and basic science departments, from The College (Arts, Sciences, and Engineering), and from the Aab Institute, who conduct exceptional research and educate tomorrow's scientific leaders.
The Center for High-Risk Children and Youth is composed of a strong core of seasoned researchers from the School of Nursing who are actively collaborating with nationally-known faculty from other disciplines within the University and community (e.g., pediatrics, community and preventative medicine, psychology). Some examples of their NIH and foundation funded projects include: (a) a school-based intervention to reduce risky behaviors and HIV; (b) symptom management and use of peak-flow meters in children with asthma; (c) a home-based nursing intervention to improve outcomes in underprivileged pregnant women and their children; and (d) hospital-based interventions to improve outcomes in critically-ill young children as well as low-birth-weight premature infants and their mothers.
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The Huntington Study Group (HSG) is a non-profit group of physicians and other health care providers from medical centers in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia, experienced in the care of Huntington patients and dedicated to clinical research of Huntington's disease.
This committee has responsibility for oversight and review of all work using recombinant DNA or biohazardous materials at the University.
The Center for Navigation and Communication Sciences (CNCS) is supported by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). The Center is specifically dedicated to research on the sensory, motor, and integrative mechanisms underlying these essential functions.
The NCDHR aims to promote health and disease prevention in the Deaf population through community-based participatory research.
Neuroscience at the University of Rochester bridges several academic departments and programs at the Medical Center and the College. Covering a broad range of disciplines, faculty and staff in these areas work together to encourage collaboration and promote research and instructional programs in Neuroscience.
The Parkinson Study Group (PSG) is a non-profit, cooperative group of Parkinson's disease experts from medical centers in the United States and Canada who are dedicated to improving treatment for persons affected by Parkinson's disease.
The Center for Research and Evidence-Based Practice, was first established in 1995 and occupies a space of 1600 square feet within the School of Nursing. The Center for Research and Evidence-Based Practice (CREP) facilitates the research and scholarly development of the School of Nursing faculty and students as well as advanced practice nurses (APNs) within the University's Medical Center and community; and advance evidence-based practice.
The Laboratory researches sleep and depression; mechanisms underlying the manifestation of sleep disorders; and the neuropsychological effects of sleep abnormalities.
The Strong Children's Research Center (SCRC) is committed to improving child health by bringing together basic and clinical scientists at the University of Rochester investigating the causes, prevention, and treatment of childhood diseases.
Established by the Monroe County Health Department and the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and School of Nursing, the Center is a collaborative research and teaching center with the mission of improving the health of Monroe County residents.
An internationally renowned research group, from six departments, dedicated to understanding the neural basis of vision.
The University of Rochester Alzheimer's Disease Center (RADC) is one of 27 federally funded Alzheimer's Disease Centers in the United States. All 27 centers are devoted to finding more effective ways of treating Alzheimer's disease through basic and clinical research.
The Rochester Center for Brain Imaging (RCBI) provides researchers at the University of Rochester, as well as neighboring institutions, with access to a state-of-the-art 3T magnet for research using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).Although the primary use of the Center is to gather functional MRI data from the normal adult brain as participants perform a variety of tasks, it is capable of providing structural images of many anatomical structures.