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Postdoctoral Training Program in Vascular Medicine

The Vascular Medicine Institute at the University of Pittsburgh is a rich environment for postdoctoral training.  The institute consists of over 20 laboratories run by independent investigators with experience and enthusiasm for training postdoctoral fellows. Beyond individualized mentorship by top-notch basic and translational researchers, the institute offers mentorship in career development grant writing, presentation skills and provides opportunities for collaboration and networking with researcher within and outside the University.

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Postdoctoral Training Program in Translational Research and Entrepreneurship in Pulmonary Vascular Biology (T32)

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine supports a two- to three-year postdoctoral program titled “Training in Translational Research and Entrepreneurship in Pulmonary Vascular Biology,” funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The Program is intended for M.D. and Ph.D. fellows from fields of pulmonary and cardiovascular science. The Program features initial development of a ‘translational research tool set,’ individually-prescribed development plan, paired mentorship teams of basic and clinical researchers, emphasis on high impact publications, and preparation of a career development award (K-series or equivalent). Trainees may also participate in the Biomedical Entrepreneurship Track program.


Postdoctoral Training Program in Imaging Sciences in Translational Cardiovascular Research (T32)

Imaging in the biomedical sciences – from the individual molecule to the entire body – is a critical component of research which drives some of the most important discoveries of our time. The development of imaging technologies by scientists should be informed by a knowledge of the important targets around which to develop an imaging strategy (i.e. knowledge of disease pathogenesis), and conversely, biomedical scientists should be fluent in the broad range of imaging platforms available to optimally design their studies – a reciprocal relationship that will foster the kind of scientific discovery that can be translated to the bedside. This Program aims to train post-doctoral fellows to acquire core competency in imaging technologies across a broad spectrum, to achieve fundamental proficiency in tools for translational research spanning basic to clinical investigation, and to use these tools to pursue hypothesis-driven research, with a focus on cardiovascular medicine.


Pittsburgh Undergraduate Research Diversity Program (PURDiP)

The Pittsburgh Undergraduate Research Diversity Program (PURDiP) is open to minority (African American, Hispanic/Latino American, or Native American) undergraduate students interested in biomedical research.  The 10-week summer program is held on the University of Pittsburgh’s Oakland campus. Students will work with a designated faculty member for 8-10 weeks. Training will incorporate didactic lectures, seminars, workshops, group homework, hands-on research and presentations by the trainees.