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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

Taking place: Thursday, February 16, 2017
Deadline for Entry Form: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Want to see how your research can impact federal programs and regulations?  Want to discuss your ideas with the FDA? Participate in the "America's Got Regulatory Science Talent" Competition.  This is the 4th annual competition that will be held at the University of Rochester, on Thursday, February 16, 2017.  Complete information and instructions on how to apply are in the announcement.

Advanced Certificate in Regulatory Science

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.

"America's Got Regulatory Science Talent" Competition
Angela Ryck, winner of the 3rd annual competition, presented her project about enhancing medical counter measures to address situations including chemical threats or food contamination to the FDA this spring.  Read more in the featured CTSI Stories article. 

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
Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) Meeting
April 19-21, 2017, Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC
Explore the latest research, collaborate with scientific peers, educate yourself on key issues presented by plenary speakers, and innovate your research by submitting a poster abstract and gain visibility among peers and colleagues! REGISTER NOW - early registration deadline ends on 2/14/17.  Deadline to submit abstracts is 1/13/17.  More information can be found here.

GUIRR Webinar "Making and Makerspaces in Education: Resources for Innovative Learning" with Jessica Parker, Director of Community and Learning and Stephanie Chang, Director of Programs, Maker Education Initiative
Tuesday, January 24, 2017; 1:00 p.m. EST
Creating, designing, iterating, and sharing, makerspaces in educational settings. There is no cost to join, but registration is required.  Register here.

GUIRR Webinar "Rebuilding Our Innovation Infrastructure for the 21st Century" with IIan Gur, Founding Director of Cyclotron Road
Wednesday, February 15, 2017; 1:00 p.m. EST
Learn about Cyclotron Road's initiatives to create a new institutional home for the next generation of science innovators to assist them in addressing the 21st century research and technology challenges.  There is no cost to join, but registration is required.  Register here.

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