Our Priorities

Faculty

Goal

Raise $35 million in new faculty program support, including 35 new endowed funds for faculty.

Increased support for all of our faculty—from education, engineering, and business to medicine, nursing, and dentistry—is fundamental to our continued growth and prominence, and will help sustain our distinctive strengths and boost new efforts.

Professorships and fellowships help us attract and retain exceptional faculty, who in turn attract exceptional students. Research funds enable discovery and opportunity. Through their research, our faculty are enriching society, creating new technology, and fueling economic progress locally and globally.


Changing lives is what we’re all about. We really need to throw the book at these diseases, because the stakes are really high here.

John Foxe, PhD
Director of the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience and Kilian J. and Caroline F. Schmitt Chair in Neuroscience


Changing lives is what we’re all about. We really need to throw the book at these diseases, because the stakes are really high here.

John Foxe, PhD
Director of the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience and Kilian J. and Caroline F. Schmitt Chair in Neuroscience

University of Rochester faculty take on the wicked problems of the world, fearlessly.

John Foxe, PhD, director of the Ernest J. Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience, moved to Rochester from New York City because the University is a national powerhouse in the neurosciences. Today, Foxe leads teams of engineers, chemists, biologists, physicians, and neuroscientists to attack massive health problems like Alzheimer’s disease, which will cost the U.S. economy more than $1.1 trillion by 2050.

Other Priorities

Students

Rochester students share a desire to be themselves, to study what they love, and to make a real difference in the world. Increasing scholarship support for students is critical to our mission.

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Programs of Excellence

With seven schools, nearly 12,000 students, a leading academic medical center, and the nation’s premier optics institute, the University of Rochester is a place where the exceptional gets better.

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Medicine

We are home to thousands of researchers and clinicians who are transforming lives through education, research, and patient care, improving human health in the region and across the globe.

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