Vascular Medicine Institute
University of Pittsburgh
BST E1240
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Phone: 412-383-5853
Fax: 412-648-5980

Training Programs

Postdoctoral Training Program in Translational Research and Entrepreneurship in Pulmonary Vascular Biology (T32)

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine supports a two- to three-year postdoctoral program titled "Training in Translational Research and Entrepreneurship in Pulmonary Vascular Biology," funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).  The Program is intended for MD and PhD fellows from fields of pulmonary and cardiovascular science.  The Program features initial development of a ‘translational research tool set,' individually-prescribed development plan, paired mentorship teams of basic and clinical researchers, patient-orientated exposure, emphasis on high impact publications, and preparation of a career development award (K-series or equivalent). Trainees may also participate in the Biomedical Entrepreneurship Track program, a collaborative effort between the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University and the Institute for Clinical Research Education. 


Postdoctoral Training Program in Vascular Medicine

The Vascular Medicine Institute at the University of Pittsburgh is a rich environment for postdoctoral training.  The institute consists of over 20 laboratories run by independent investigators with experience and enthusiasm for training postdoctoral fellows. Beyond individualized mentorship by top-notch basic and translational researchers, the institute offers mentorship in career development grant writing, presentation skills and provides opportunities for collaboration and networking with researcher within and outside the University. 


Postdoctoral Training Program in Imaging Sciences in Translational Cardiovascular Research (T32)

Imaging in the biomedical sciences – from the individual molecule to the entire body – is a critical component of research which drives some of the most important discoveries of our time. The development of imaging technologies by scientists should be informed by a knowledge of the important targets around which to develop an imaging strategy (i.e. knowledge of disease pathogenesis), and conversely, biomedical scientists should be fluent in the broad range of imaging platforms available to optimally design their studies – a reciprocal relationship that will foster the kind of scientific discovery that can be translated to the bedside. This Program aims to train post-doctoral fellows to acquire core competency in imaging technologies across a broad spectrum, to achieve fundamental proficiency in tools for translational research spanning basic to clinical investigation, and to use these tools to pursue hypothesis-driven research, with a focus on cardiovascular medicine. 


MBA/Biomedical Entrepreneurship Program

The MBA/Biomedical Translational Research and Entrepreneurship Program leverages two top tier university programs located in Pittsburgh — the MBA program at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University and translational research training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. This confluence provides a unique and differentiated opportunity to educate business savvy physicians and medical research professionals, and to link their research undertakings to market-driven solutions that will drive healthcare innovations in the 21st century. The program prepares leaders who are poised to make significant contributions to the broader biomedical community of innovators.


Pittsburgh Undergraduate Research Diversity Program (PURDIP)

Center for Translational and International Hematology | The Pittsburgh Undergraduate Research Diversity Program (PURDIP) is open to minority (African American, Hispanic/Latino American, or Native American) undergraduate students interested in biomedical research.  The 10-week summer program is held on the University of Pittsburgh's Oakland campus. Students will work with a designated faculty member for 8-10 weeks. Training will incorporate didactic lectures, seminars, workshops, group homework, hands-on research and presentations by the trainees.


Pittsburgh Intensive Training in Hematology Research (R25)

Center for Translational and International Hematology | 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.

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