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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


January 24, 2022
The New Issue of Opportunities to Explore is Out Now!

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

January 7, 2022
Postdoctoral trainee Choongheon Lee and Neuroscience Graduate Program student Anjali Sinha lead new research focused on the entry of drugs into the inner ear

December 15, 2021
Spiritual Well-Being in Family Caregivers for Those with Parkinson’s

December 12, 2021
Vera Gorbunova, Ph.D. Kicks off Dean's Lecture Series

December 2, 2021
Represent UofR in This Year’s STAT Madness Bracket Competition

November 16, 2021
Grant to Combat Vaccine Hesitancy in Adolescents

November 9, 2021
All eyes on vision restoration with latest NEI Audacious Goals Initiative Grant

November 8, 2021
UR Researchers Part of Effort to Create Atlas of Cells to Study Age-Related Diseases

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