Education and Training

Basic and Translational Research Training

We recognize the importance of competing for federal training grants and its role in making the Department of Medicine a hub for research training. Nationally recognized strength in research training is critical in the recruitment of promising young research scientists and physician scientists, the mechanism by which the Department builds its scientist pipeline. Thanks to our commitment to excellence in research training and our strong emphasis on federal training grants, the Department’s Divisions and individuals have been extremely successful in receiving federal funding to support research training.

Training Grants and NRSA Awards

The Department of Medicine leads a number of T32 training grants. Click the links below to navigate to each Division’s T32 program information.

In addition to programmatic training grants, the Department’s junior investigators, under the mentorship of our seasoned faculty, have several individual National Research Service Awards (NRSA), VA Career Development Awards, and Foundation training grants.

Career Development Awards for Junior Faculty (K-Awards)

The Department facilitates grant writing courses to enable junior investigators to secure federally funded Career Development Awards. The department faculty have 28 current K awards from the NIH. In addition, the department is home to the Institute for Clinical Research Education (ICRE), which is the University of Pittsburgh’s premier clinical and translational research training program as well as the Research Education and Career Development Core of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). The ICRE offers several degree programs (e.g., certificate, MS, and PhD in Clinical and Translational Science, and a certificate and MS in Medical Education) as well as multiple training and career development programs (e.g., TL1, KL2, K12 Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Scholars Program).

Division Education and Training Pages

Cardiology

Endocrinology and Metabolism

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

General Internal Medicine

Geriatric Medicine

Hematology/Oncology

Infectious Diseases

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Renal-Electrolyte

Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology