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ICRE Programs for Students in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)

The Institute for Clinical Research Education (ICRE) has an extensive range of coursework and training programs to help young investigators gain a competitive edge in conducting sound and ethical clinical and translational research. The information outlined below describes a sample of programs that are available for MSTP students in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For more details, click on the listings below or contact Galen Switzer, PhD.

PhD in Clinical and Translational Science
  • The PhD program teaches advanced research methods for conducting innovative studies and provides students with the skills needed to develop into independent clinical and translational investigators.
Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science for Doctoral Students in the Health Sciences
  • For students who are pursuing a PhD in a basic science or health science, this certificate program offers additional training in clinical and translational science methodology. It stimulates involvement in translational research by providing students with additional coursework and the opportunity to collaborate on a translational research project with mentors funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) Fellowship (TL1)
The TL1 Clinical and Translational Science Fellowship is a translational research training program for pre- and post-doctoral students who find innovative ways to advance research from the initial discovery through improved patient outcomes and health policy. This is a 1-year fellowship that is personalized for each CTS Fellow, based upon their particular phase of translational research (T1-T4). The program provides career development training and a multidisciplinary mentoring team to assist each Fellow in completing one or more translational research projects.
Coursework in Clinical Research Methodology and Theory
  • The ICRE offers the summer core curriculum (CLRES 2010, 2020, 2040, and 2050) and semester-based courses in clinical research methodology and theory.
  • The ICRE offers numerous courses that can complement your medical studies and expose you to the field of clinical and translational science.
Access to Mentored Clinical and Translational Research with an NIH-Funded Investigator
  • Mentoring is the key for developing and sustaining a satisfying professional career. Mentoring enables trainees to grow, learn, and accomplish their goals in basic, clinical, and translational research.