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Pursue World Class Research Within a Close-Knit Community

Scientists have been making innovative discoveries at the University of Rochester Medical Center since George Hoyt Whipple, first dean of the Medical School and a Nobel Laureate, founded the institution in 1925. You will find that the excitement of discovery continues today in a community of scientists and clinicians working to improve world health.

The University of Rochester Medical Center offers many training opportunities for you to extend your research and enhance your knowledge and experience. Here you will know faculty and peers by name and you will work together based on interest and opportunity.

Research at URMC

Recognized as a leading research institution, the School of Medicine and Dentistry is ranked #29 by US News and World Report. The University of Rochester’s NIH ranking is #34.

  • During our last fiscal year, research faculty attracted external funding totaling approximately $316 million.
  • Our scientists rank among the top in the nation in several disciplines; top-15 rankings in NIH funding have been achieved in neurology, neurosurgery, obstetrics and gynecology, oral biology, pharmacology and physiology, public health and preventive medicine, and musculoskeletal research.
  • View a snapshot of our postdoctoral appointees
postdoc researcher in lab peering through microscope


May 27, 2022
The New Issue of Opportunities to Explore is Out Now!

May 24, 2022
Welcome to Our 2022 Summer Scholars

May 18, 2022
Dream Engineers: Rochester Postdoc Partnership Scholar Featured on Full Measure News

April 11, 2022
Doctoral Students Showcase Research in Under Three Minutes

March 8, 2022
Rochester Postdoc Partnership Alum Stands in Smithsonian

February 17, 2022
Sarah Latchney, PhD: Teaching to Learn

February 10, 2022
2021: SMD Research by the Numbers

January 28, 2022
URMC Researchers Work to Address Head & Neck Cancer Survival Disparities in Western NY

January 14, 2022
In the Pocket: RNA Binding Discovery Supports ‘RNA World’ Theory of Early Life on Earth

January 13, 2022
“Education is key.” Neuroscientist Nathan A. Smith, Ph.D. ('13), returns in leadership role

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