Fundamentals of Bench Research Course
This year’s course is scheduled for July 20-31, 2020 and is open to all clinical fellows and physician scientists at the Instructor level in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
The schedule includes lectures by faculties from Pitt with expertise in basic and translational research utilizing various research techniques. This two-week course is designed to teach fellows in training, future clinician scientists, physician scientists and scientists-in-training the core principles of basic and translational investigation as it relates to the understanding of human diseases. The course has been restructured to build upon fundamental concepts that progress logically from the molecular, cellular, organ, and human disease level and focusing on key concepts, methodologies and novel technologies, emphasis on problem solving approach, and application to address translational questions.
Where the afternoon sessions of this course previously focused on a more “hands-on” approach inside the labs, we have restructured the entire two weeks to serve as an online course for this year, given recent developments with the COVID-19 pandemic.
A tentative schedule for the 2020 virtual course can be found here, but please note that specifics may be subject to change.
Due to the two-week time commitment of this course, all registrations are contingent on the approval of the registrant’s Division Chief or Department Chair.