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February 7, 2008

Clinical & translational science PhD to be offered

Pitt’s Institute for Clinical Research Education and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute has established a PhD program in clinical and translational science. The advanced training program is designed primarily for clinicians and aims to enhance the capabilities of scientists to conduct high-quality clinical and translational research.

Clinical and translational science aims to close the gap between basic discoveries in the lab and improved health and health care of the general population. The new program will help develop the discipline of clinical and translational science and re-engineer the way basic scientific discoveries are translated to improve health and health care.

The PhD program has several important attributes:

• It is highly multidisciplinary in that its faculty and students are expected to span not only departments but multiple schools of the Health Sciences.

• It has a diverse curriculum that draws upon biostatistics, clinical research methods and laboratory and population-based sciences.

• It focuses on the conduct of clinical and translational research and requires the planning, execution and completion of an independent research project by each PhD candidate.

Applications are being accepted for a July 1 program start. For more information go to or email

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