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Highlights at the University of Rochester
and alumni include approximately ten Nobel Prize winners and Pulitzer
In research productivity,
the University ranks in the top 20 among leading private universities nationwide
in a study that accounts for differences in institutional size.
In fiscal year 2009 the University of Rochester ranked 32nd in federally financed research and development expenditures and 35th in industry-sponsored research and development expenditures.
of Optics was founded in 1929 as the nation's first educational
program devoted exclusively to optics. It is widely considered
one of the nation's premier optics schools and is a leader in
basic optical research and theory.
UR's Research Strengths:
The Center for
Visual Science, one of the best research groups in the world dedicated
to the study of vision
for Laser Energetics, home to the world's largest laser, Omega, which
is used in fusion experiments
One of the world's
premier environmental health and science programs, with major research
centers funded by both the National Institute of Environmental
Health Sciences and the Environmental Protection Agency. Current
topics include the possible health dangers of asbestos, lead, mercury,
pesticides, and nanoparticles.
The Center for
Optics Manufacutring, which is automating and revolutionizing the
manufacture of precision optical components.
which, in conjunction with Kodak, Xerox, Bausch & Lomb, and
others, has made the University one of the nation's leading research
centers in printing, digital photography, and image processing.
brought about a quality of human vision previously thought impossible,
by discovering previously unknown aberrations in the human eye
and developing new ways to correct for those imperfections.
the "Blue Noise Mask," which greatly improved the look of printed
or faxed images, and became a staple of printing technology.
The James P.
Wilmot Cancer Center is home to the nation's leading program aimed
at helping cancer patients cope with the side effects of cancer
lead the world's foremost research group on age-related hearing
laid the groundwork for the radiation treatment of human cancers,
which is now used in more than 80 percent of cancer cases.
here produced the first written form of sign language.
the first to synthesize morphine in the laboratory. This paved
the way for the development of other synthetic painkillers and
anesthetics, and ushered in a "golden era" of organic
experts have created a computer system that is the best in the
world at carrying on an ordinary conversation with a human.
into the use of radioactive isotopes as tracers improved doctors'
abilities to diagnose disease, leading to the development of brain
and bone scans, cardiac imaging, and magnetic resonance imaging.
the first to administer lung surfactant to premature infants, dramatically
improving their survival rates. Surfactants are now used around
the University were the first to train an infrared telescope at
the sky, and have since helped develop the infrared "eyes" of NASA's
Spitzer Space Telescope.
the way for the modern cancer treatment of hyperthermia, which
is now delivered by microwaves. University scientists were the
first to show that elevating body temperature is an effective treatment
against some tumors.
demonstrated the connection between the mind and the body, leading
to the establishment of a new field of study, psychoneuroimmunology.
Therapeutics program is held up by NIH as a model for training
young physicians how to do research.
a vaccine against bacterial menigitis. As a result, the disease
has been cut by 95 percent in small children.
by University physicians is key to vaccines against human papillomavirus,
which causes nearly all cases of cervical cancer in women. The
vaccines are currently in the final stages of testing.