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.

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

University of Pittsburgh Funding Opportunities

  • The Vascular Medicine Institute (VMI) at the University of Pittsburgh is accepting applications for its pilot grant project from investigators researching transfusion medicine, transfusion-related lung injury, hemostasis and platelet biology, hemophilia, and small pilot clinical trials in these areas or vascular biology. Please see the detailed program announcement for more information. Applications are due March 15, 2016.

National Institutes of Health Funding Opportunities

For more grant opportunities please see the grant opportunities page.


February 2016

22 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
[MUH N804]
"CST/IST: Quality of Life Outcomes After PCI"
Speaker: Zachary Rhinehart, MD and Mary Banks, MD
Institute for Clinical Research Education
29 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
[MUH N804]
"CST/IST Seminar:"
Speaker: Molly Conroy, MD, MPH, FACSM and Siyi Shangguan, MD
Institute for Clinical Research Education

"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