Department Link Our Pathology Department home page will provide you with an overview of our Clinical Laboratories, Clinical Trials Center and Outreach programs. Pathologists explore the mechanisms of human disease in both research laboratories and patient care settings. At the University of Rochester Medical Center, we support collaborative efforts that create bridges between researchers and clinical specialists. Our faculty participate in interdepartmental and multidisciplinary research projects. Many of them are involved in clinical laboratory testing, clinical trials testing, and basic scientific research. Our goals are to use new information from the research laboratory in order to enhance clinical testing; to use knowledge gained in the examination of clinical specimens in order to develop new hypotheses for basic research; and to share our knowledge through effective educational programs. For more information, please visit the Pathology Department web site.