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Postdoctoral Appointees

University-wide programs

Postdoctoral Association: The URMC Postdoctoral Association was established in 2006 to provide career development and networking opportunities, as well as professional recognition specifically for postdoctoral appointees. Through these efforts we hope to contribute to the professional advancement of postdoctoral appointees and highlight our contributions to scientific research at the University of Rochester.

Postdoctoral Appreciation Week

Future Faculty Initiative: The overall goal of this UR Future Faculty Initiative is to provide doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows interested in a faculty career with valuable information and insights about aspects of a faculty role that are not part of the traditional curriculum, including such issues as teaching, mentoring students, and diversity.  In addition, we seek to provide doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows from different parts of the University with an opportunity to interact on issues of common interest and to get to know each other.  Through the Initiative, we hope to better prepare the next generation of faculty.  Existing workshops include: “The Faculty Role,” “Teaching Innovations,” “Seizing the Opportunity in Diversity,” and “Mentoring.”  The URL for this program is

University Committee on Interdisciplinary Studies Cluster for Leadership in Education: Supported by the Office of the Provost and the University Committee for Interdisciplinary Studies (UCIS), the Leadership in Education cluster is an ongoing network of faculty, staff, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows from across the University.  This group is committed to the idea that prospective faculty should know the research literature about learning before they leave the University of Rochester to begin teaching. The activities of the committee are designed to offer new ideas about how students learn and, simultaneously, to provide a support group for those who are eager to prepare for the teaching components of their careers.

Access Rochester: The University of Rochester is a pluralistic community, one that values the contributions of our diverse population. People with disabilities are an essential part of the University community, bringing a broad spectrum of talent and achievement to our endeavors. We believe in and respect the capacity of individuals to learn, grow, and achieve in different ways. In recognition of this, the University has developed a variety of services and offices with responsibility for ensuring a system and a culture that fosters opportunity and achievement for individuals with disabilities.

School of Medicine and Dentistry

NCDHR: The National Center for Deaf Health Research (NCDHR) is one of 33 prevention research centers funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the Prevention Research Centers (PRC) Program. The PRC program is a network of academic researchers, public health agencies, and community members that conducts applied research in disease prevention and control.

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.

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Updated: August 16, 2011