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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


April 16, 2021
New Issue of Opportunities to Explore, April 19- April 23, 2021

March 24, 2021
Ian Krout wins the People’s Choice award for SOT’s 3 Minute Thesis

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

February 9, 2021
Lynne Maquat Awarded 2021 Wolf Prize in Medicine

January 19, 2021
Miriam Barnett chosen to be a 2021 ASPET Washington Fellow

December 4, 2020
Daniel Steiner Wins The Sayeeda Zain Fall 2020 Travel Award

November 19, 2020
Karl Foley, Receives NIH F30 Award

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

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

September 1, 2020
Halima Aweis Wins Graduate Alumni Fellowship Award

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