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Powering better research

The Office of the Vice President for Research provides critical leadership, partnership, and support for Rochester’s research community.

The vice president for research works to forward the research mission and function at the University of Rochester. From partnerships and offices, to guidance and resources, we play a critical role in empowering our faculty, staff, and student researchers.

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Stephen Dewhurst, University of Rochester Vice President for Research and Chief Research Officer

Meet the Vice President for Research

Stephen Dewhurst was named Vice President for Research on June 20, 2023. An accomplished virologist and HIV researcher, and respected scientific and academic leader who has been serving in the interim role since 2021, Dewhurst has been appointed to this key leadership role by University President Sarah Mangelsdorf, and following Board of Trustees approval.

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Research in action

The University’s Research at Rochester website has a broad overview of the value of research at the University, and highlights recent research accolades and advancements.

Check out what we’re discovering

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A future with Boundless Possibility

The 2030 strategic plan is here, with bold and transformational goals that will guide the University forward. One of the strategic plan goals is about research excellence and global reputation: We’re committed to building and reinvigorating our research ecosystem and leveraging our distinctive strengths. Other goals are related to exceptional education, health care of the highest order, employee success, and sustainable growth. With the strategic plan, we’re striving to reach further, embrace challenges, and be boundless.

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