Basic and Translational Research Training

T32 Predoctoral Training Application Instructions

This two-year predoctoral training program is designed for medical students and is integrated into the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine five-year MD/Research track.

Click here for an online version of the application form.

Applicant agrees to the following:

    • Commit to 2 years of training
    • Participate in the weekly Friday geriatric seminars (1.5 hours per week) and Pepper seminars (twice monthly)
    • Take at least one of the aging concentration courses in the CRTP, or if pursuing a basic science area, an alternative source of formal learning about aging research such as the month’s Biology of Aging seminar
    • Create and maintain a career portfolio with goals and timelines, self-assessment, and progress reports every 6 months
    • With the mentor, develop and submit to the T32 director a proposal for a specific project with publishable findings, preferably prior to starting the year but at minimum by month 3 of the training year

Application should include:

    • Completed Application Form
    • Statement of Career Goals (not to exceed 1 page)
    • Reference letters from applicant’s proposed mentor and one other reference
    • Curriculum vitaeor biographical sketch
    • Primary mentor’s NIH biographical sketch

Completed Applications may be e-mailed to: with cc to Janelle Christensen:

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For questions about any of our T32 training programs, please contact:

Janelle Christensen
Project Manager

Phone: (412) 692-2843

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Division of Geriatric Medicine
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Kaufmann Medical Building, Suite 500
3471 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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