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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

News

July 5, 2022
SMD’s Eric Vaughn Awarded BWF Grant

June 30, 2022
Congratulations to Dr. Kathryn Voss, Dr. Snigdha Alur-Gupta and Dr. Wendy Vitek for acceptance of their abstract “INTER-PREGNANCY WEIGHT CHANGE IN ASSISTED REPRODUCTION AND PREGNANCY OUTCOMES”

June 30, 2022
Congratulations to Dr. Michelle Vu and Dr. Wendy Vitek for acceptance of their abstract "DELAYING CHILDBEARING TO BECOME A DOCTOR: AN EXPLORATION OF MEDICAL STUDENT FAMILY PLANNING GOALS AND KNOWLEDGE OF FERTILITY PRESERVATION OPTIONS"

June 30, 2022
Dr. Snigdha Alur-Gupta has been selected as a 2022 CREST scholar

June 27, 2022
Edith Williams Named Founding Director of the New Office of Health Equity Research

June 13, 2022
One fond farewell brings another warm welcome for PREP scholars

June 3, 2022
The New Issue of Opportunities to Explore is Out Now!

May 24, 2022
Welcome to Our 2022 Summer Scholars

May 18, 2022
Dream Engineers: Rochester Postdoc Partnership Scholar Featured on Full Measure News

April 11, 2022
Doctoral Students Showcase Research in Under Three Minutes

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