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. We offer degrees in clinical and translational science as well as medical education. We also have numerous career development programs for trainees across the pipeline.

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.

News and Information about Programs

  • We are delighted to share our 2015 Annual Report!
  • Dr. Wishwa Kapoor gives engaging talk on shortage of physician-scientists, click here to read more.

Recent Grant Opportunities


October 2015

12 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
""End-of-life chemotherapy use in metastatic breast cancer" and "Metastatic Breast Cancer in Patients: Attitudes Toward Tissue Donation for Rapid Autopsy""
Speaker: Dr. Tala Achkar
Institute for Clinical Research Education
[MUH N804]
27 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
"Biosketches and CV's"
Speaker: Doris Rubio, PhD
Institute for Clinical Research Education
[Parkvale Bldg. 220]

"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