The Rockefeller University is a private, world-renowned center for research and graduate education in the biomedical sciences, chemistry, bioinformatics and physics located in New York, New York. It was founded in 1901 by John D. Rockefeller as the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research – the first institution in the United States that devoted itself exclusively to biomedical research. In 1910, the Rockefeller University Hospital was founded as the first hospital devoted entirely to clinical research. In the 1950s, the institute expanded its role to include graduate education and set out to train new scientists to become research leaders worldwide. It was in 1965 that the institution was officially named Rockefeller University.
The university has produced 23 Nobel Prize winners, 20 Lasker Awardees, and 14 recipients of the National Medal of Science, the highest science award given by the United States.
Today, Rockefeller University continues to be the source of many important scientific breakthroughs like the establishment of the DNA as the chemical basis of heredity, the development of the AIDS cocktail drug, and many others.
The Rockefeller University Hospital continues to serve as the link between laboratory investigation and bedside observation. The David Rockefeller Graduate Program encourages young scientists from around the world to continue to “learn science by doing science.” In addition, there are other learning opportunities available including post-doctoral research and fellowships for the Center for Studies in Physics and Biology and the Clinical Scholars Program, a masters degree for recent M.D. or M.D.-Ph.D. recipients to begin careers in patient-oriented research.
Students in the Ph.D. and Master’s Program are given complete support including the cost of tuition plus a stipend. They are also guaranteed housing and accommodations.
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