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About URMC

One of the nation's top academic medical centers, the University of Rochester Medical Center forms the centerpiece of the University's health research, teaching, patient care and community outreach missions. Over the last five years, the UR School of Medicine and Dentistry has received almost $1.3 billion in total research funding. The School ranks in the top quartile of U.S. academic medical centers in research funding from the National Institutes of Health, attracting nearly three times the federal funding received by the medical schools in Albany, Syracuse and Buffalo combined.

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The University's health care delivery network—UR Medicine—is anchored by Strong Memorial Hospital—an 886-bed, University-owned teaching hospital which boasts specialty programs that consistently rank among the best in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. At URMC, our robust teaching and research programs transform the patient experience with fresh ideas and approaches steeped in disciplined science. Here, care is delivered by health care professionals who innovate, take intelligent risks, and care deeply about the lives they touch.

Did You Know...?

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  • A host of lifesaving adult and childhood vaccines—including ones that prevent bacterial childhood meningitis, deadly pneumonias, shingles, and cervical cancer—have been developed and/or tested by URMC scientists.
  • The University of Rochester Medical Center was one of the first 12 to receive a $40 million Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health.