Rockefeller University

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Rockefeller University is a world renowned center for research and graduate education, biomedical sciences, chemistry, bioinformatics and physics. 72 laboratories of the university to manage both clinical and basic research, and study a variety of biological problems Viv with the task of improving the understanding of life for the benefit of humanity.

Founded in 1901 by John D. Rockefeller, the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research was the first institution in the country dedicated solely to biomedical research. Rockefeller University Hospital was founded in 1910 as the first hospital devoted exclusively to clinical research. In 1950, the Institute has expanded its mission to include graduate education and began to train new generations of scientists to become leaders worldwide research. In 1965, he was named Rockefeller University.

The University is supported by a combination of government and private grants and contracts, private philanthropy and revenue contribution.

Since its establishment, the Rockefeller University adopted an open structure to encourage collaboration between disciplines and empower staff members to take on projects with a high risk, high reward. There are no formal classes, bureaucracy is minimal and scientists receive resources, support and freedom of competition to follow science wherever it leads.

This unique approach to science has brought some of the world’s most revolutionary contributions to biology and medicine.

Throughout the history of Rockefeller, 24, scientist who won Nobel Prizes, 21 have won awards, and 20 have accrued to cover the National Medal of Science, the highest science award given by the United States.
For more than 100 years, the Rockefeller Hospital serves a significant link between laboratory investigation and observation at the bed, as the patients participating in clinical trials, building on the findings of basic research laboratories Rockefeller. This continuous spectrum of research allows a thorough study of the basis of disease detection, prevention and surveillance.

David Rockefeller Graduate Program is based on the idea of ​​learning science by doing science, and is optimized its individual students and attracts a diverse group of exceptional scientists from all over the world. The University also offers one of the MD-Ph.D top of the nation. Programs with neighboring Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medical College.

In addition to graduate students, have other learning opportunities / training available, include a post-doctoral research, scholarships research center in physics and biology and clinical researchers plan, the title the last two to MD or MD-Ph.D. Recipients begin his research career in patient oriented.

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