Fundamentals of Bench Research Course

This year’s course is scheduled for July 25-August 5, 2022 and will be 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.

REGISTRATION for 2022 will open in early spring.  Please check this site frequently for the 2022 agenda and registration form.

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.

As an example of the overall topics, a copy of last year’s 2021 virtual course schedule can be found HERE. Please note that specifics on the upcoming 2022 agenda are subject to change.

At this time, we are hopeful to once again hold the course in-person, with the morning consisting of lectures (located in the classrooms of the Biomedical Science Tower) and the afternoon sessions to be held in various local laboratories. However, we are still closely monitoring the pandemic situation, and will adjust as necessary to the most current recommendations and protocols for everyone’s safety.

Attendance during the lectures will be a pre-requisite for participation in any laboratory training.

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.

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