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Deaf Scientist Training

Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing scientists are vastly underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral sciences, facing unique obstacles to starting or maintaining a career in medicine or academia. The UR CTSI is dedicated to helping students and trainees clear those hurdles and successfully launch a career in academic research or teaching. In partnership with the Rochester Institute of Technology, we offer programs that train and support Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students and trainees advance from master’s degree through postdoctoral training.


Bridges to the Doctorate

Preparing Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Rochester Institute of Technology master’s students for success in a behavioral or biomedical science doctoral program at the University of Rochester or beyond.


Rochester Postdoc Partnership

Providing highly trained Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing biomedical and behavioral scientists with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue research and teaching careers in academia.