Career Stage

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The CTS KL2 is a highly competitive program for junior faculty at the University of Pittsburgh that offers 75% salary support for up to 5 years to provide protected time to conduct preliminary research for a career development award. The CTS KL2 provides courses, seminars, workshops, and experiential training to build essential translational research skills in team science, leadership, stakeholder engagement, communication, and moving innovations to commercialization.


The CTS TL1 Fellowship equips researchers with the skills to advance the translational of discoveries into improved patient outcomes and health policy. Both pre- and postdoctoral students are eligible to receive rigorous translational research training and multidisciplinary mentoring through this personalized, 1-year fellowship.

Building Up

The Building Up program is an NIGMS-funded U01 grant that is testing the effectiveness of the Career Education and Enhancement for Research Diversity (CEED) program with a cluster randomized trial. CEED was developed by the ICRE over 10 years ago to improve the Psychological Capital of postdocs and junior faculty who are underrepresented in the biomedical workforce.


The LHS Fellowship prepares graduates to be on the front lines of the transformation of the health care system. Fellows gain experience in reforming payment or delivery systems, and stimulating change within a complex health system.


The CEED Program provides postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty from underrepresented minority groups at the University of Pittsburgh with rigorous career development in a supportive, collegial environment. Scholars receive mentoring and intensive training in grant writing, preparation of publications, and development of leadership and management skills.


The CEED II Program provides University of Pittsburgh medical students from underrepresented minorities with exposure to translational research and the skills needed for a successful research career, along with networking opportunities and mentoring.


The LEADS program is a yearlong fellowship in translational research for junior faculty and postdocs at Minority Serving Institutions. Scholars develop essential skills in areas such as grant writing and team science, and receive targeted career coaching from members of our dedicated leadership team.


Excel-CRT provides top-quality clinical research training to international scholars.


Residents in this program pursue mentored research and a clinical research seminar throughout their clinical training. In addition, they devote 2 months to completing the core curriculum in clinical research following their intern year.


In this program for international residents at the University of Pittsburgh, residents pursue mentored research and attend clinical research seminars throughout their clinical training. In addition, they devote 2 months to completing the core curriculum in clinical research following their intern year.


Residents in this three-year program will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to design and implement academic projects. Participants are paired with a mentor and pursue a project in one of five wide-ranging areas, which will result in a presentation and a published manuscript.


This intensive 8-week program is designed to teach fundamental skills of clinical research to physicians in UPMC-affiliated residency and fellowship programs.


The CSTP is a yearlong clinical research training program for medical students at the University of Pittsburgh who are committed to careers in clinical investigation.

"The faculty and staff of the ICRE are approachable, supportive, and welcome collaboration. I recommend the degree programs enthusiastically and without reservation to any healthcare provider hoping to pursue academic medicine."

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
2016 Master of Science in Clinical Research Graduate
2016 Clinical and Translational Science Scholars Program Graduate

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