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University of Rochester Medical Center
Research at URMC is growing and thriving. Across medicine, nursing and dentistry, we have attained a balanced mix of basic, translational and clinical science.

Biomedical research is also conducted in a number centers and institutes across the University:

Rochester Alzheimer's Disease Center (RADC)
The University of Rochester Alzheimer's Disease Center (RADC) is one of 27 federally funded Alzheimer's Disease Centers in the United States. All 27 centers are devoted to finding more effective ways of treating Alzheimer's disease through basic and clinical research.
Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound
The Center offers a unique environment to investigate the use of very high frequency sound waves in medical diagnosis, along with other medical imaging and bioeffects research.
Rochester Center for Brain Imaging
The goal of the Rochester Center for Brain Imaging (RCBI) is to provide researchers at the University of Rochester, as well as neighboring institutions, with access to a state-of-the-art 3T magnet for research using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
James P. Wilmot Cancer Center
The Cancer Center provides care, conducts significant cancer-related research, translates advances in the basic sciences into meaningful cancer treatments, and provides postdoctoral education.
Center for Cardiovascular Research
Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI) researchers are dedicated to understanding how the heart and blood vessels become susceptible to disease
Clinical and Translational Science Institute
CTSI is assembling the people and resources to ensure that new preventive interventions, diagnostic procedures, and treatments get to patients and communities faster than ever before.
Center for Community Health
The mission of the Center for Community Health is to join forces with the community to eliminate disparities and improve health through research, education and service.
Center for Computation and the Brain
CCB is dedicated to advancing our understanding of human cognition and to creating artificial intelligence through the use of mathematical analysis and computational modeling.
National Center for Deaf Health Research (NCDHR)
The NCDHR partners with deaf and hard-of-hearing communities to promote health. The Center does not investigate prevention of hearing loss. Rather, it is concerned with finding ways to help deaf and hard-of-hearing communities eliminate health problems, such as heart disease, obesity, depression and other chronic health concerns.
Environmental Health Sciences Center
Holder of a Center grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, recognizing a large and dedicated faculty with common interests and goals focusing on environmental toxicology.
Flaum Eye Institute
The University of Rochester has targeted vision research as a major area for expansion by committing $11 million over 5 years to establish the Flaum Eye Institute.
Center for Future Health
This is a multidisciplinary research laboratory where physicians, engineers, and scientists create advanced medical technology on a personal scale.
Health Sciences Center for Computational Innovation
This mission of the HSCCI is to facilitate access to high-performance computing resources for biomedical research. At the heart of the HSCCI is a partnership with IBM and the BlueGene supercomputer that we intend to be the largest of its kind dedicated solely to health sciences.
New York Influenza Center of Excellence
The New York Influenza Center of Excellence (NYICE) is collaborative, interdisciplinary approach involving investigators in the fields of immunology, virology, biochemistry, medicine, pediatrics, statistics and bioinformatics that will addresss directly the issues of cross-protective immunity and virus adaptation to the mammalian host. Our goal is to provide a truly transforming approach to influenza research.
Schmitt Program on Integrative Brain Research
This interdisciplinary program supports activities in neuroscience that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries within three areas of focus: learning, plasticity, and memory; the senses and behavior; and the neurobiology of aging and disease.
Center for Musculoskeletal Research
The creation of the Center for Musculoskeletal Research in 2000 formalized a 25-year history of multidisciplinary, comprehensive research for bettering musculoskeletal health for the patients of today and tomorrow.
Center for Navigation and Communication Sciences
Center for Navigation and Communication Sciences, supported by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, is specifically dedicated to research on the sensory, motor, and integrative mechanisms underlying these essential functions.
Center for Neural Development and Disease
Understanding how genes and environment build this extraordinarily complex structure and modulate its function in health and disease is a major focus of modern neuroscience. Approaching this challenge from a variety of directions, the Center for Neural Development and Disease (CNDD) at the University of Rochester Medical Center brings together faculty from diverse departments, including Neurology, Pediatrics, Biomedical Genetics, Emergency Medicine, and Neurobiology and Anatomy, to carry out research directed toward this common goal.
Center for Neurodegenerative and Vascular Brain Disorders
The Center for Neurodegenerative and Vascular Brain Disorders focuses on studies of neurovascular mechanisms in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other chronic neurodegenerative disorders such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Parkinson’s disease (PD), as well as on brain ischemia and neuroprotection in stroke and head injury.
Neuroscience at Rochester
This center bridges several academic departments and programs at the Medical Center and the College. Covering a broad range of disciplines, faculty and staff in these areas work together to encourage collaboration and promote research and instructional programs in neuroscience.
Center for Oral Biology
The Center for Oral Biology consists of several interdisciplinary research teams, which integrate and blend aspects of biochemistry, developmental biology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, physiology, pharmacology and structural biology to explore important problems of craniofacial, dental and oral biology.
Center for Pediatric Biomedical Research
It is becoming increasingly recognized that many childhood diseases originate during embryonic development and several investigators in the Center have a particular interest in the developmental biology of organogenesis.
Sleep and Neurophysiology Research Laboratory
The Laboratory researches sleep and depression; mechanisms underlying the manifestation of sleep disorders; and the neuropsychological effects of sleep abnormalities.
Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide
The University of Rochester Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide is dedicated to reducing injuries and deaths associated with attempted and completed suicide.
Center for Translational Neuromedicine
The Center for Translational Neuromedicine focuses on the development of new approaches for treating neurological diseases, using cell and gene therapy.
Center for Vaccine Biology and Immunology
Research in the Center is focused on basic research into immunological mechanisms with a long time goal of helping to design the next generation of vaccines.
Center for Visual Science
An internationally renowned research group, the Center is dedicated to understanding the neural basis of vision.

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