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Lingo and Acronyms for The University of Rochester (UR)

Biomedical Sciences PhD Programs

Year 1 – Program of Entry Acronym Year 2 & Beyond – PhD Degree Majors Acronym
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology BMB Biochemistry BCH
Biological Engineering BME Biomedical Engineering BME
Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology BSB Biophysics BPH
Cell Biology of Disease CBD Pathology PTH
Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology CMPP Pharmacology or Physiology PHM or PSO
Genetics, Development & Stem Cells GGD Genetics GEN
Immunology, Microbiology & Virology IMV Microbiology & Immunology MBI
Neuroscience NEU Neuroscience or Neurobiology & Anatomy NSC or ANA
Toxicology TOX Toxicology TOX
Translational Biomedical Science TBS Translational Biomedical Science TBS

Health Sciences PhD Programs

Name Acronym
Epidemiology EPI
Health Services Research and Policy HSR
Statistics STT

Master’s Degree Programs

Name Acronym
Clinical Investigation CLI
Epidemiology EPI
Health Services and Policy HSP
Immunology, Microbiology and Virology IMV
Marriage and Family Therapy MFT
Medical Humanities MEH
Medical Statistics MDS
Microbiology MBI
Public Health PH, MPH
Statistics STA
TEAM Biomanufacturing and Therapeutic Development TEAM, TBT

Certificate Programs

Name Acronym
Analytic Epidemiology AEP
Biomedical Data Sciences BDS
Clinical/Medical Technology CMT
Clinical Research Methods CRE
Health Services Research HRP
Public Health PHE
Regulatory Science RSC
Trial-based Clinical Research CRE

Professional Development Programs

Name Acronym
Center for Professional Development CPD
Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training URBEST

University of Rochester Campuses

Medical Center

Name Acronym
Medical Center MED CT or MC
Eastman Institute of Oral Health EDC, EIOH
Helen Wood Hall (School of Nursing) HWH
Strong Memorial Hospital SMH
Kornberg Medical Research Building and extension KMRB, MRBX
Saunders Research Building SRB
School of Nursing SON
School of Medicine and Dentistry SMD
University of Rochester Medical Center URMC
University of Rochester health care system UR Medicine

River Campus

Name Acronym
River Campus RC
College of Arts & Sciences CAS, A&S, ASE
School of Engineering & Applied Sciences SEAS, ASE
Simon Graduate School of Business Administration Simon
Warner Graduate School of Education & Human Development Warner
Eastman School of Music ESM
Memorial Art Gallery MAG
Laser Lab of Energetics LLE



Name Description
Corner Store Pic’s Place
Barnes & Noble Bookstore
Chase The bank
Post Office The mailroom
College Town An area on campus to dine and shop


Name Description
Café 601 Main cafeteria
Metro Deli Courtyard

Miscellaneous Names and Acronyms

Name Acronym
Edward G. Miner Library Miner
Graduate Student Society GSS
Postdoctoral Association PDA