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.

New AHRQ-funded PCOR Scholars Program

The ICRE is now accepting applications for its new AHRQ-funded PCOR Scholars Program, click here to learn more.

NIH Loan Repayment Program Applications

NIH is now accepting applications for its Loan Repayment Program. Please visit their website for more information.

Grant Application Training Sessions Set

The University of Pittsburgh Office of Research has scheduled training workshops throughout the year. All classes are held in the Office of Research, Lower Level, 123 University Place.

Participants may register electronically with a username and password. Further information is available by contacting Nancy Spice, assistant director for training, at

News and Information about Programs


May 2014

6 6:00PM - 7:30PM
"Clinical Scientist Track/International Scholars Track Seminar"
Speaker: Azariyas Challa and Zachary Rhinehart
Guest Speaker - Matthew Freiberg
[Montefiore, 933W Conference Room]

"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