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Successfully Completed Programs

Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) Scholars Program
Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship Program
  • A nationally recognized program, funded jointly by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Office of the Dean of the School of Medicine, was for medical students enrolled in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine or other medical schools in the United States.
  • The program offered medical students a $27,000 stipend and tuition to pursue a certificate in clinical research and conduct mentored clinical research at the University of Pittsburgh for 1 year between their third and fourth year of medical school.
RAND–University of Pittsburgh Scholars Program
  • This 2-year program was for postdoctoral fellows seeking to pursue careers in health services research or health policy.
  • The program was sponsored by the RAND–University of Pittsburgh Health Institute (RUPHI), supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and housed jointly within the University of Pittsburgh Center for Research on Health Care and RAND Health in Pittsburgh.
Short-Term Access to Research Training Program (START UP)
  • This program was an 8 week summer research program for students enrolled in doctoral programs in the Schools of Dental Medicine, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh. It combined an individualized mentored research experience with group sessions focused on multidisciplinary translational research.
  • For the program each student worked with a mentor to develop an initial research plan in the form of a "dummy abstract." Throughout the program, the student then worked on his or her project. At the end of the program, the student presented the final project at a capstone event attended by all students and mentors.