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Graduate Education & Postdoctoral Affairs

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Welcome from the Dean

Edith Lord

Edith M. Lord, PhD
Senior Associate Dean
for Graduate Education

The Office for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs supports the trainee community at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Whether you are involved in a graduate school preparatory program, a graduate student or a postdoctoral appointee, we are here to facilitate all aspects of your training.

We are happy to answer your questions, advise you of resources available to the University of Rochester community and link you to other trainees at the University of Rochester. We hope you will participate in the many academic and professional development activities the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry has to offer. Ultimately, you will determine the skills and abilities you develop during your time in Rochester and we encourage you to give this serious thought.

Welcome to the University of Rochester! I look forward to meeting you, discussing your scientific interests and working with you to develop a strong community of emerging scientific leaders.

Latest News

SMD Graduate Students Place 1st and 3rd in 2nd annual falling walls competition

Solomon Abiola, a dual PhD candidate in Translational Biomedical Sciences and Computer Science won the second annual falling walls competition with his work on mobile health applications. He will travel to Berlin to compete against 99 other researchers and showcase his work on a mobile health application known as Node, which uses real time, geo spatial, symptom-based health questionnaires to help health officials track and respond to disease outbreaks as they occur.

Placing third in the competition is another SMD graduate student, Karl Smith, a PhD student in Biophysics and a member of the lab of James McGrath, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, for describing his use of physics to make water behind a filter form a mixer vortex, reducing the difficulty of normal stirring when fluids stick to surfaces.

Source: Latest issue of Research Connections

PhD Commencement Dinner Photos

This years PhD commencement dinner was held at the Daisy Flour Mill, Robert Quivey welcomed guests and introduced Dr. Michael Schneider prior to the main buffet dinner. 3 After dinner awards were presented:

  • Morgan Monaghan, PhD received The Dr. Marvel-Dare F. Nutting Award
  • Andrew Cox, PhD and Dejun Lin, PhD received the Wallace O. Fenn Award
  • Benson Cheng, PhD and Garry Coles, PhD received the Vincent du Vigneaud Award

Event photos can be found in our commencement album