The overarching goal of the Pittsburgh Innovation in Collaborative Training of Residents alliance, or PICTOR alliance program, is to create the next generation of physician scientists by promoting research in residency.

The PICTOR alliance program:

  • Draws upon the experience of established investigators focused on research along the continuum of the lifespan, from childhood to adulthood and from health to disease
  • Integrates residency programs in the Departments of Medicine, Pathology, Pediatrics, and Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh
  • Allows up to four outstanding residents per year to engage in either basic translational or clinical translational research in the cardiovascular, lung, sleep, and blood fields