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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.

CTSI – National Clinical Research Coordinating Center Award

The UR was awarded $19M from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) to coordinate a network of > 50 institutions to help researchers turn their discoveries into health benefits. 
The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) will establish the Center for Leading Innovation and Collaboration (CLIC) to create virtual and in-person platforms where institutions can share data and educational materials, track their success, and and communicate and collaborate. 
Read more and view an informational video!

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

Clinical Research Forum at the American College of Cardiology
Monday, September 25, 2017, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Washington, DC
The Clinical Research Forum is hosting an Industry Roundtable which plans to bring together researchers from academia, industry and advocacy organizations to discuss and advance issues relating to drug and device development, effectiveness in research, and dissemination of knowledge about clinical research findings.  To register, or find out more visit here.

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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