The People

The Rochester Bridges to the Doctorate program is the first of its kind that provides master’s level mentoring and guidance toward admission to a doctoral degree program in biomedical and behavioral science disciplines.

The University of Rochester (UR) offers biomedical and behavioral sciences doctoral programs at the UR Medical Center, which is a research-intensive institute.

The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is a major master’s-granting institution with a wide range of degrees in biomedical and behavioral sciences disciplines.  The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) is one of RIT’s colleges and is the foremost Deaf higher education technological institution in the world.  Within the Bridges Program, Deaf and Hard of Hearing students will be paired with faculty, students, and staff from NTID, RIT, and UR to develop skills necessary for graduate studies and career advancement.

Bridges Scholars

The Bridges Scholars are top Deaf and Hard of Hearing master’s level students studying to become scientists in behavioral and biomedical sciences fields.

Meet the Scholars

Bridges Team

The Bridges team is comprised of world-renowned researchers, as well as a program coordinator and administrative assistant to help the program run smoothly for both the Program Directors and the Scholars.

Meet the Team

Bridges Mentors

Mentors involved in the Bridges Program are leaders in their areas of research, and are enthusiastic about training future researchers in their fields.

Meet the Mentors