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UR Community Health Program Ranked 2nd in Nation

Wednesday, April 30, 2003

U.S. News and World Report ranked the University of Rochester’s Community and Preventive Medicine program No. 2 in the nation in an annual survey released this month. The program jumped from a 5th-place ranking last year.

The community health graduate program is well integrated into the UR Medical Center, offering master’s and doctorate training in epidemiology, health services research and disease prevention. Since 1998, student enrollment in the master’s of public health program grew 46 percent. Sponsored research funding jumped 21 percent, to $4.2 million, in just the past year.

"We are delighted to be able to offer high-quality training to students across the university and particularly in the Medical Center," says Thomas A. Pearson, M.D., Ph.D., and the Albert D. Kaiser Professor and Chair, Department of Community and Preventive Medicine. "Our student body and faculty members work extremely hard to develop exciting new research programs and to expand educational endeavors in many areas of medicine and public health. It’s gratifying to be recognized for those achievements."

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