Fundamentals of Bench Research Course

REGISTRATION for 2022 is now open! Please click here to access the registration form.

This year’s course is scheduled for July 25-August 5, 2022 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 structured 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. In addition, participants acquire laboratory technical skills via a “learning by doing” approach during an intensive two-week period.

Due to its success in training successful physician scientists, the course is now a requirement for the T1 Translational Track within the Masters of Science program in Clinical Research offered by the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Clinical Research Education.

All morning presentations will be offered in a virtual format, with several in-person and hands-on laboratory sessions in the afternoons.

A tentative schedule for 2022 course can be found here, but please note that specifics may be subject to change.

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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