Center for Translational and International Hematology

Pittsburgh Heart, Lung and Blood Vascular Medicine Institute
University of Pittsburgh


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Vascular Medicine Institute
BST E1240
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Center for Translational and International Hematology


Pittsburgh Intensive Training in Hematology Research

Our mission is to catalyze the training of the future generation of blood science researchers in experimental and translational hematology.

The Pittsburgh Intensive Training in Hematology Research is the first program of its kind focused on Experimental Hematology, Hemolysis Related Vascular Biology, and Sickle Cell Disease.

Over the course of six months trainees will complete oriented course work, choosing from a variety of Advanced Specialized Research Hematology Techniques. This intensive exposure allows the trainee to develop the elemental tools for basic translational hematology research and biomedical research.

Visit the Pittsburgh Intensive Training in Hematology Research website for more information.

Pittsburgh Undergraduate Research Diversity Program

The Pittsburgh Undergraduate Research Diveristy Program is open to minority (African American, Hispanic/Latino American, or Native American) premedical students. The 10-week summer program is held on the Univeristy of Pittsburgh's Oakland campus. Students will choose a faculty mentor to work with for the duration of the summer; please take a look at our list of faculty mentors and read about their research interests! Training will incoporate didactic lectures, seminars, workshops, group homework, hands-on research and presentations by the trainees.

Visit the Pittsburgh Undergraduate Research Diversity Program website for more information.

DELTAS: Africa

The CTIH will host University of Ghana PhD students enrolled in the DELTAS program, for up to six months during their rotations with co-supervisors, recruited from the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Public Health. DELTAS-Africa is designed to provide advanced training to future African leaders in the development of new approaches to disease diagnosis, prevention, and control. The program is a coalition of local, regional, and international partners aimed at providing an invaluable access for participants to resources and expertise in human genetics and pathogen biology research. Other international institutions participating in this program are: University of Cape Town, University of Oxford and Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, University of Cambridge, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Malaria Research and Training Centre at the University of Science Techniques and Technology Bamako, Medical Research Unit in The Gambia, and the KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme Kilifi.

Read the Wellcome Trust press release announcing the DELTAS Africa program.

Visit the CTIH's DELTAS Africa Initiative website for more information.


The WACCBIP-Wellcome Trust DELTAS programme is seeking young African scientists to work as postdoctoral fellows in an environment that promotes the development of leadership skills and networking with other scientists in Africa. As a new centre of excellence for biomedical research, WACCBIP will generate tremendous research activities through the various graduate training programmes. The centre and its partners will therefore, provide a well-resourced research environment to promote the research careers of newly graduated PhDs. WACCBIP is co-hosted by the Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology (BCMB) and the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), University of Ghana, and has several regional and international partner institutions. READ MORE