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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 26, 2023
Celebrating SMD Faculty Awards

May 16, 2023
Raven Osborn, Ph.D. Delivers Graduate Student Address at Commencement

May 15, 2023
The New Issue of Opportunities to Explore is Out Now!

April 14, 2023
Nicole Wilson, M.D., Ph.D. Looks at Long-term Psychological Effects of Childhood Trauma

April 11, 2023
The Misunderstood Reason Deaf Children Fall Behind: Rhode Island PBS Weekly

April 11, 2023
April 11, 2023: Research Update from Steve Dewhurst

April 11, 2023
Nathan Smith, Ph.D. says stars in the brain my be information regulators

February 24, 2023
Wyatte Hall Joins Congressional Briefing on Language Access for Deaf Children

January 19, 2023
Paula Vertino Named Senior Associate Dean for Basic Research

January 17, 2023
January 27, 2023: Research Update from Steve Dewhurst

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