Promoting Education and
   Research in Clinical and Translational
Science across the Career Pipeline

The Institute for Clinical Research Education

The Institute for Clinical Research Education (ICRE) is the home for the University of Pittsburgh's premier clinical and translational research training programs as well as the home for the Research Education and Career Development Core of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).

The ICRE's primary objectives are to develop, nurture, and support a cadre of clinical and translational scientists by building on the University of Pittsburgh's existing clinical research training programs to establish a comprehensive program with activities ranging from early research exposure for high school students to programs for faculty.

Linking You with the Tools for Success

The ICRE offers customized training opportunities at every stage of the career pipeline for clinician-educators and researchers in clinical and translational science. Please view our right sidebar to navigate the career pipeline.

Searle Scholars Program

The University of Pittsburgh is invited to participate in the 2015 Searle Scholars Program. Nominees should be pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology and related areas in chemistry, medicine and the biological sciences. The Searle Scholars Program does not ordinarily support purely clinical research but has supported research programs that include both clinical and basic components. More information can be found here.

Internal Deadline: Noon, July 21, 2014.
Deadline for full application to the Foundation: September 26, 2014.

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund 2015 Career Awards for Medical Scientists

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund’s Career Awards for Medical Scientists program provides support for physician-scientists to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service. More information can be found here.

Internal deadline: Noon, July 2, 2014.
Deadline to the Fund: 4:00 pm, October 1, 2014.

News and Information about Programs

  • Do you need help finding a mentor? The ICRE has a database of mentors that is searchable by name, sex, race or ethnicity, department, type of research, field, method, funding status, or keyword.
  • For Dr. Wishwa Kapoor's State of the Division Address, click here.


August 2014

"April 4th through August 25th - Open Enrollment Period for Fall 2014 Term"

"I'm always using things that I've learned in class one way or another.  Whether I'm reviewing a journal article, teaching at the bedside, or reviewing goals and objectives for our fellowship, being a part of the program has taught me a great deal and has afforded me many opportunities.  It's not uncommon for me to refer back to the material from various classes to help me with a specific issue. "

—Graduate, MS in Medical Education