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April 23, 2018
Neuroscience Graduate Student Receives American Heart Association Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

April 20, 2018
April 23rd - Genetics Day 30th Annual Scientific Symposium

April 18, 2018
New Fellowship Opportunity: TRIUMPH Post-doctoral Fellowship - MD Anderson Center

April 18, 2018
Thesis competition winner describes protein translation in 3 minutes or less

April 16, 2018
Opportunities to Explore - April 16-20, 2018

April 6, 2018
Eight Finalists Confirmed for Three Minute Thesis Competition

April 6, 2018
Latest Issue of Opportunities To Explore - April 9-13, 2018

March 30, 2018
New Issue of Opportunities to Explore - April 2-6, 2018

March 28, 2018
McMurray Named Associate Director of Pathology Graduate Program

March 26, 2018
Alumni Spotlight on Dana Olzenak, PhD ‘15

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Education Program Inquiry Form

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

Region-specific Proteolysis Differentially Regulates Inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate Receptor Activity

Liwei Wang - PhD candidate - Pharmacology, Advisor: Dr. David Yule

 Apr 23, 2018 @ 2:30 p.m.
 Medical Center | 1-9576 Ryan Case Method Room

Disproportionate Premature Birth in Women of Low Socioeconomic Status: A Psychological and Physiological Stress Explanation of Financial Risk Removal

Nicolas Patrick Novick Goldstein - PhD candidate - Health Services Research and Policy, Advisor: Dr. Peter Veazie

 Apr 24, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m.
 Helen Wood Hall | 1W304

Lmx1a is required for Drosophila ovary stem cell niche formation and organogenesis

Andrew Allbee - PhD candidate - Genetics, Advisor: Dr. Benoit Biteau

 Apr 27, 2018 @ 3:00 p.m.
 Medical Center | 1-7619 Adolph (Lower) Auditorium

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.