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

  • The Clinical Research Scholars Program (KL2-CRSP) will be accepting new applications. The award includes funding to support for 75% effort for research as well as $25,000 for research expenses. If you are interested in a career development award, we encourage you to submit a letter of interest with your CV. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application. The letter of interest is limited to one page and should include an introduction, specific aims, a brief overview of methods, a list of mentors. Please email letters with CV to by April 6th. Please visit for eligibility requirements.
  • For Dr. Wishwa Kapoor's 2014 State of the Division Address, click here.
  • Congratulations to Drs. Morone and Abebe, Co-Directors of the CEED program, who were featured in the Pittsburgh Tribune.
  • 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.

Recent Grant Opportunities

  • Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences

    The University of Pittsburgh is invited to nominate one candidate for support from the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences. Additional program information can be found at Pew's website. Information about previous awardees can be found here.

    Any individual interested in being considered as the nominee for this award must submit preliminary nomination material to Dr. Michelle Broido, Associate Vice Chancellor for Biomedical Research, by noon on Wednesday, July 8, at 10:00 am. This information must include: 1) the applicant’s curriculum vitae 2) a one page description of his or her research plan, and 3) letter of recommendation from his or her department chair (division chief, or institute director). This material should be sent to Dr. Broido ℅ Ms. Selena Crawford. The full application will be due to the Pew Program Office by November 16, 2015.

    Internal deadline: Wednesday, July 8, 10:00 am. Full application deadline to Pew: November 16, 2015.
  • Newly Launched Faculty Scholars Program Seeks Early-Career Scientists

    The Howard Hughes Foundation and other foundations have partnered to establish the Faculty Scholars Program. The program will provide early-career scientists of substantial research potential with research funding, as well as mentoring and career support. The program anticipates making up to 70 five-year awards, with new competitions every two and a half years. Awards will range from $100,000–$400,000 a year based on several factors, including the awardee's current external grant support. The application deadline is July 28 at 3 p.m. View eligibility and more information online.

For more grant opportunities please see the grant opportunities page.


June 2015

8 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
"Clinical Scientist Track/International Scholars Track Seminar"
Speaker: Drs. Tola Ladejobi & Jonathan Arnold and Drs. D.Hurtado, B.Bhagya Rao,Z.Rhinehart
Institute for Clinical Research Education
[MUH NW 804]

"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