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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


September 16, 2021
The New Issue of Opportunities to Explore is Out Now!

September 14, 2021
A record-breaking start for 155 new SMD graduate students!

September 13, 2021
Grad students are helping make research more accessible

July 23, 2021
Rui Li, PhD candidate in epidemiology, leads study on recovery process from moderate to severe chronic pain later in life.

July 15, 2021
Clinical Cardiovascular Research Center Awarded $17M in New Grants

May 24, 2021
UR Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) 2021 Mentoring-Up Resolution Challenge CONTEST RESULTS

May 4, 2021
Graduate Women in Science Receives 2021 Best of Rochester Award

April 26, 2021
Researchers find breastfeeding linked to higher neurocognitive testing scores

April 15, 2021
Ian Krout wins the People’s Choice award for SOT’s 3 Minute Thesis, 2nd place in the University of Rochester's 3 Minute Thesis Competitions

February 12, 2021
Wedekind lab research featured on the cover of JBC “The Year in JBC: 2020" issue

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