Medical Research

In 1921, George Eastman and George Whipple, the founding dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry, embraced the philosophy that research was the foundation on which any medical institution of worth should be built.

Today, research is still the lifeblood of the University of Rochester and our hospitals.

  • Last year over 100 million dollars was granted to our scientists.
  • More than 90 percent of the physicians who hold full-time faculty appointments in the medical school treat patients and conduct research.
  • The universities’ 10-year, half-billion initiative to expand medical research will include the hiring of more than 100 research scientists and 500 technicians and support staff, making it the largest recruitment effort at the University since the School of Medicine and Dentistry was founded in 1924.
  • The medical school’s unique double helix curriculum integrates scientific studies and clinical skills early in a physician’s training. This approach is being lauded as a national training model for the new physician.

The Aab Institute of Biomedical Sciences enhances the University’s strong biomedical research program by creating an organizational structure and professional environment that foster outstanding interdisciplinary research.

Schools of Nursing

  • The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry ranks among the top ten percent of medical schools for primary care, and is among the top 25% of medical schools in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.
  • The University of Rochester School of Nursing has a long-established reputation for excellence in nursing education and research, and continues to be among the top 20% of nursing schools receiving research funding.

With such powerful partnerships in action, Strong Health’s physicians continue to lead the way in clinical care and expertise, one patient at a time.

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