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May 25, 2018
Latest Issue of Opportunities To Explore - May 28-June 1, 2018

May 23, 2018
Outstanding Dissertations Honored

May 23, 2018
Wishing our graduates well at the 2018 Commencement Dinner

May 18, 2018
Latest Issue of Opportunities to Explore - May 21-25, 2018

May 16, 2018
Catching Research Fever: UR CTSI’s Academic Research Track Turns Medical Students into Medical Researchers

May 11, 2018
Pharmacology Alumni Named Associate Dean

May 10, 2018
New Issue of Opportunities to Explore - May 14-18, 2018

May 7, 2018
Deborah Cory-Slechta Receives Lifetime Achievement Award in Graduate Education

May 4, 2018
Students Present 'Groundbreaking and Transformative' Research at Expo

May 2, 2018
Pathology Graduate, Ben Plog, Ph.D., Receives 2018 Fenn Award

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Edith Lord

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

Welcome from the Dean

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 a graduate student, a postdoctoral appointee, or are involved in a graduate school preparatory program, 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.

Thesis Defenses

Midbrain Axonal Injury is the Signature Neurotrauma of Subconcussion and Concussion

Adnan A. Hirad - PhD Candidate - Translational Biomedical Science, Advisor: Dr. Jeff Bazarian

 May 29, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m.
  | 1-9576

Novel Statistical Methods for Gene Set Enrichment Analysis with Empirical Memberships for Overlapping Genes

Yun Zhang - PhD Candidate - Statistics, Advisor: Dr. Xing Qiu

 May 31, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.
 Saunders Research Bulding | 1416

Professional Development

Our Center for Professional Development works to supplement every trainee's scientific education with the professional and career development opportunities most appropriate to each individual trainee’s interests and skills.

Center for Professional Development

Traditional biomedical research training programs fail to adequately prepare trainees for the full diversity of careers that they will ultimately experience in the biomedical workforce. The UR Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (URBEST) program will therefore provide a flexible, autonomy-supportive learning program to support PhD graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in their career and professional development.

URBEST Program

Why Rochester?

Personal attention, close working relationships with your peers and faculty, and extensive participation in research are what you can expect from your experience in our graduate programs. You and your peers drive the educational experience and enjoy close interaction with faculty that will provide you with invaluable individual attention and mentoring. Rochester offers Interdisciplinary programs and a research opportunity that is progressively independent. We are a welcoming, learning community where you will find great friends and future colleagues.


Statistics and Facts

Learn more about recent incoming and graduating classes from our Stats and Facts page.