What makes our program different
Our program has been thoughtfully designed to provide you with the most effective learning environment. Whether you want to work on new vaccines, develop smartphone apps for mobile health, or engage international communities, you will learn the skills you need to make an impact.
- We are global. The program is embedded with a range of global and community health opportunities that help bridge basic and population sciences that serve real communities and their needs, including local and global Deaf communities.
- A true multidisciplinary program. Our students work with world-renowned scientists from a variety of specialties and highly diverse backgrounds.
- Tailored to your needs. Together with program co-directors, you design your program of study—both didactic coursework and research—to fit your research interests and career goals.
- Mentor approach. To provide a broader perspective on how your research can be applied to the world, our program uses a dual mentoring model. Select a primary and co-mentor, one each with expertise in basic or population/clinical/translational science from the School of Medicine or Arts, Sciences and Engineering.
- Survival skills for research. You will learn what it takes to survive and thrive in an academic environment, such as how to write grants, give presentations, how to write and review manuscripts, and how to find postdocs and jobs after graduation through career development programs offered in the Center for Professional Development and URBEST program.
- We are diverse. In 2017-2018 academic year, over 56% of the TBS students represent diversity in culture, race and ethnicity, including >8% of our students identifying as culturally Deaf with ASL as their native language. We support and advocate for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing trainees in the TBS PhD program, as well as in other PhD programs in the School of Medicine & Dentistry at the UR to foster an all-inclusive training environment.
Do you want to translate basic science and clinical observations into ideas that change lives? The PhD Program in Translational Biomedical Sciences will give you the education, skills and confidence you need.
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The PhD Program in Translational Biomedical Science is focused on creating a new kind of investigator—one who has a much broader view. A flexible curriculum in basic, translational and population health sciences and a dual mentoring approach for dissertation research make it a uniquely powerful way to prepare the research leaders of tomorrow.
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This program was selected for funding by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and is co-directed by Nancy M. Bennett, M.D., Director of the Center for Community Health and Co-Director of the University of Rochester Clinical & Translational Science Institute (UR CTSI), and Stephen Dewhurst, Ph.D., Chair of Microbiology and Immunology.
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