The Office of Research Alliances

The Office of Research Alliances (ORA) provides a link between the private sector, government research agencies, other academic institutions and research at the University of Rochester—a leader and innovator in basic, translational, and clinical research and technology development. Partnerships can include joint research projects, sponsored research, technology development, educational partnerships or related activities.

Regulatory Science »

Transforming the way medical products are developed, evaluated, and manufactured

The FDA defines Regulatory Science as “the science of developing new tools, standards, and approaches to assess the safety, efficacy, quality, and performance of all FDA-regulated products.” For information about Regulatory Science programs, news, and events, click here.

Cornell and University of Rochester Release RFA for New Collaborative Pilot Program »

Cornell University and the University of Rochester are pleased to announce a new pilot program to promote new inter-institutional, multidisciplinary collaborations in the domain area of “Immunity and Infection”. The pilot award is for one-year and includes up to $50k in total funding. Deadline for applications is May 2nd. Click here for more information and to view the full RFA.

Research News

Founder and Longtime Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology Dies »
April 21, 2014

Off-Season Doesn’t Allow Brain to Recover from Football Hits, Study Says »
April 16, 2014

How are Depression and Memory Loss Connected? »
April 14, 2014

Additional News

Upcoming Events

MedTech and AdvaMed-MTLI Regional and Industry Events

Dates: Various

Locations: Various

MedTech and AdvaMed are offering a series of webinars, as well as regional and industry events. Click the links for dates, locations, and agendas.

Previous Events

Merck Seminar: "The Use of Genomics for Biomarker Discovery"

December 5, 2013

Michele Cleary, Ph.D., presented “The Use of Genomics for Biomarker Discovery." Dr. Cleary is the Executive Director of Molecular Biomarkers at Merck. This seminar was hosted by the Office of Research Alliances and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

Center for Entrepreneurship Lecture: “My Medical Device Journey: Failures, Startup Challenges, and Lessons Learned”

November 20, 2013

The Center for Entrepreneurship Lecture Series presented “My Medical Device Journey: Failures, Startup Challenges, and Lessons Learned” on Wednesday, November 20th. The lecture was presented by Edward F. Ruppel, Jr., Executive Vice President, CFO, and CCO of Vascular Dynamics, Inc.

START-UP NY Application Process and Planning Considerations Webinar

November 20, 2013

This one-hour webinar focused on planning considerations for university and college sponsors of tax-free areas and businesses applying for acceptance into the START-UP NY program. The discussion centered on the application processes for both sponsors and participating businesses, including an in-depth review of how to ensure strong applications and continued receipt of benefits in the future. The speakers were Kevin R. McAuliffe, Angela M. Orlandella, and David G. Burch of Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, who each have focused experience on guiding businesses from start to finish through prior New York State economic development programs. View the speaker bios here.

Webinar with DARPA SBIR/STTR Program Manager, Susan Nichols

November 21, 2013

The Small Business Administration hosted this webinar installment with Ms. Susan Nichols, Program Manager of the DARPA SBIR/STTR programs, which reflect the Agency's compliance with the small business program goals set by DoD's Office of Small Business Programs.

Together We're Better...Merging Academia and Industry for Positive Growth

November 21, 2013

How will Upstate NY business thrive and grow over the next 50 years? The answer lies in our area industries teaming with local community colleges and universities to educate and retain Upstate's brightest and best talent. Economic Development & Innovative Workforce Services brought together a panel of academia and industry to discuss the future of Upstate NY's workforce. For more information, click here.

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