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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


October 19, 2020
Nazish Jeffery, Biochemistry Ph.D. Candidate Pens Guest Column in the Democrat & Chronicle on Scientists’ Need to Communicate Clearly to the Public

October 16, 2020
New Issue of Opportunities to Explore, Oct 19- Oct 23, 2020

September 1, 2020
Dr. Robert Freeman Selected As 2020 Outstanding Graduate Course Director

September 1, 2020
Halima Aweis Wins Graduate Alumni Fellowship Award

September 1, 2020
Romeo Blanc Selected to be this year’s recipient of the Outstanding Postdoctoral Researcher Award

June 5, 2020
IMV Grad Student Megan Ulbrich Wins the Melville A. Hare Award for Excellence in Teaching

June 3, 2020
This week’s URMC Research Heroes featured the Maquat lab’s Tatsuaki Kurosaki, PhD, and Shuhei Mitsutomi, MS

June 1, 2020
Matthew Rook awarded a Joan Wright Goodman Dissertation Fellowship

April 14, 2020
Graduate Student Appreciation Week 2020

April 13, 2020
Timmy Li, URMC Epidemiology PhD Graduate in NY Post as "Hero of the Day"

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