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View COVID-19 information for researchers and research administrators
from the Office of Research and Project Administration (ORPA). This has information for research that includes notices from research sponsors and University-internal guidance. It is critical to pay attention to the instructions on social distancing in University research labs.
The site provides guidance for labs, human and animal studies, and for students conducting research.
Our research helps improve the health of children. A century ago, children routinely died of infections and nutritional deficiencies. A little over a decade ago there were very few treatment options for childhood cancer, premature birth, and congenital heart or brain diseases. Although our research has made significant strides in these areas, our work is far from finished. Now our challenge is to help young patients live healthier lives as they move into adulthood. Our goals for the future are to prevent childhood diseases, limit complications from treatment, and effectively manage chronic illnesses.
"2021 University Research Award" Recipients in Pediatrics!
The University Research Awards (URA) provide “seed” grants for promising, high-risk projects, says Robert Clark, provost and senior vice president for research. Recipients must demonstrate that their projects favor new research with a high probability of being leveraged by future external funding. This year’s recipients included 3 groups in Pediatrics. Read more about the URAs.
- Kirsi Jarvinen-Seppo, and, Erin Davis, Ph.D., Prenatal effect in the development of anti-allergic immunity
- Lynne Maquat, Ph.D., Chris Pröschel and Hitomi Sakano, Targeting nonsense-mediated mRNA decay in Fragile X Syndrome
- Regina Rowe, M.D., Ph.D., Julian Meeks,Ph.D., Thomas Mariani, Ph.D., Regulation of immune responses by olfactory chemosensory neurons
Lynne Maquat Wins Warren Alpert Foundation Prize
The founding director of the Center for RNA Biology, Lynne Maquat, Ph.D., has been awarded the Warren Alpert Foundation Prize for her pivotal discoveries in the field of RNA biology. May 2021.
A Tale of Two Doctors and One Groundbreaking Cancer Treatment
Two University of Rochester physicians — one as an investigator and one as a patient — had major roles in a cutting-edge clinical trial using the body’s own immune cells to fight late-stage cancer. The striking results, showing ... Read the whole story. April, 2020.
2020 Satcher Awards
The Satcher Awards Celebrate Community Health Improvement efforts. David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., is the 16th surgeon general of the United States, a URMC alum and the awards’ namesake.
The Center for Community Health & Prevention celebrates this year's four URMC honorees and their award-winning efforts. The annual awards recognize URMC faculty and staff for their significant contributions to community health through research, teaching, practice or service programs.
Nominations for the 2021 Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards are now closed. Stay tuned for 2021 awardees!