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Neuroscience Internship Program at the University of Rochester

Since 2021 NEUROEAST — a Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience Diversity Commission program — has been offering Rochester City School District (RCSD) high school students first-hand experience in University of Rochester neuroscience research labs. Students learn how scientific is conducted, are mentored on navigating education and training necessary to pursue a career in research, and receive a stipend for their involvement.

Logo for Mother CabriniNEUROEAST embodies the Neuroscience Diversity Commission mission — creating opportunities for students from disadvantaged backgrounds to explore and experience the field of neuroscience, and to guide interested them into the research field.

NEUROEAST is funded by a generous grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation.

NEUROEAST Recognized with Community Health Improvement Team Award

The 15th annual Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards celebrated University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) faculty and staff , as well as their community partners on 5/31/24, for their dedication to helping people lead healthier lives, and advancing health equity, throughout our region.  The Team Award was given to  the East-UR Collaborative, which includes the NSDC NeuroEast program.

Rochester City School District Partner Schools

East High – partner since 2021

East High School — partner since 2021

Franklin Upper School – partner beginning 2024

Franklin Upper School — partner beginning 2024




Learn MoreThe vitality and success of the NEUROEAST program is based on the involvement of three inter-related groups. Check out each box below for details about the group’s roles and responsibilities

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East and Franklin High Schools

Students, teachers, and administrators roles

University of Rochester Host Labs

University of Rochester Host Labs

Neuroscience faculty leaders and lab trainee roles



Program leadership and member roles

Contact Us

For more information contact: Emily Murphy