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August 14, 2018
Ralph Jozefowicz Honored for Mentoring Next Generation of Leaders in Neurology

August 10, 2018
MSTP Alum, Alan Kenny Headlines MSTP 18th Annual Retreat

August 7, 2018
NGP Student Monique Mendes Selected as a Neuroscience Scholars Program Fellow

August 3, 2018
New Issue of Opportunities To Explore - August 6-10, 2018

July 27, 2018
New Issue of Opportunities to Explore

July 23, 2018
Edward Ayoub, CMPP graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Archibald S. Perkins, was awarded an NRSA F31 beginning 8/1/18

July 23, 2018
New Issue of Opportunities to Explore

July 13, 2018
New Issue of Opportunities to Explore

July 9, 2018
Isaac Fisher, 5th year graduate student in the lab of Alan V. Smrcka, won first place for his poster at the EB/ASPET meeting in San Diego

July 5, 2018
New Issue of Opportunities to Explore

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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

Exploring the evolutionary relevance of MHC class 1-like molecules and innate-like Tcells in Xenopus tumor immunity

Maureen Ludmila Banach - PhD Candidate - Microbiology & Immunology, Advisor: Dr. Jacques Robert

 Aug 21, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m.
 Medical Center | K307 (3-6408)

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.