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Government and Academic Research Alliances

Creating Partnerships in Research

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The Office supports research alliances at the University of Rochester,
a leader and innovator in basic, translational, and clinical research and technology development.

"America's Got Regulatory Science Talent" Competition

The top two teams from the University of Rochester Regulatory Science competition visited the FDA on April 12, 2017 to present their ideas and meet with several FDA scientists and engineers.  The FDA Acting Commissioner, Dr. Steve Ostroff, kicked off the event and posted a summary on the "FDA Voice Blog" on FDA's home pageSee more on the CTSI Stories Blog.

Advanced Certificate in Regulatory

The advanced certificate in Regulatory Science is a multidisciplinary, cross-departmental graduate credential administered by the Department of Public Health Sciences. It is designed to produce highly trained professionals able to contribute to the development of new medical interventions by enhancing innovation, efficiency, and quality of the medical product development pipeline. More information and the curriculum outline is available here.

URBEST: The University of Rochester BEST Training Program for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Trainees
The University of Rochester (UR) has a training program sponsored by the NIH to support PhD graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in their career and professional development. The URBEST (Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training) program includes instruction in leadership and professionalism, internship opportunities and training pathways in industry, manufacturing and entrepreneurship; regulatory affairs, compliance and review; and science and technology policy. For more information, please visit: URBEST program.    

For those interested in the science and technology policy pathway, please contact Scott Steele, Ph.D. at


One of the emerging disciplines of the 21st century, Data Science is the creation and application of powerful new methods to collect, curate, analyse, and make discoveries from large-scale data. The university has created a The Goergen Institute for Data Science to serve as a university-wide hub for data science-related research and educational programs, while further facilitating collaborations through a new state-of-the-art facility as a home for data science.

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Upcoming Events

GUIRR Webinar: Gender in the Global Research Landscape
Thursday, July 20, 2017; 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT. 
Learn about the recent report released on research performance through a gender lens which spans 20 years, 12 geographies and 27 disciplines.  Registration required.

Find a Research Topic Fit: USDA and NSF SBIR Programs
Tuesday, July 25, 2017; 1:00-3:30 p.m. EDT
This webinar will guide entrepreneurs and researchers through searching research topics within the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.  SBIR offers federal funding for research and development projects that meet specific agency needs.  Participants learn about these research topics and how to compete for funding from both agencies.  Registration required.

August 2-3, 2017, DARPA Conference Center, Arlington, VA
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Strategic Technology Office (STO) event will familiarize attendees with STO's vision, problem spaces, program managers, and technology interests.  Attendees will explore innovative and solution ideas for strategic national security challenges.  Must register to attend this event by July 17, 2017.

MedTech events - Connecting New York's Bio/Med Industry
MedTech connects the Bio/Med Industry with experts, leaders, and peers to share knowledge, best practices and opportunities for growth and success.  Learn how to stay informed or become a member here.

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