Skip to main content

SMD Logo

Education / Graduate Education / PhD Programs / Translational Biomedical Science

Translational Biomedical Science

The University of Rochester is pleased to offer an innovative Ph.D. program in Translational Biomedical Science, one of the first of its kind. The goal of the program is to prepare individuals for academic and clinical careers relating to the translation of basic biomedical research into clinical strategies to improve health.

To improve human health, fundamental scientific discoveries and critically evaluated clinical observations must be translated into practical clinical applications. Important discoveries from “the bench” of basic biomedical research performed at the molecular or cellular level must progress to the clinical level, to the “bedside.”

A flexible curriculum in basic, translational and population health sciences and a dual mentoring approach for dissertation research (a Clinical Translational Investigator and a Basic Science Investigator appropriate to the research area) provide the basics of disease pathophysiology and the skills to translate this knowledge to population health in a team science environment.