About CTSI

Pitt’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) transforms scientific research and clinical discoveries into modern medical techniques that improve lives.

What We Do

CTSI works directly with researchers in collaboration with regulatory agencies to navigate all necessary regulatory pathways, at any stage of their research. CTSI-supported programs and resources extend to all six of Pitt’s schools of the health sciences — and through community engagement efforts — to the Pittsburgh region. Through the establishment of 12 Core divisions, CTSI is building institutional infrastructure, including educational, programmatic, facility, and equipment resources to support a wide range of clinical and translational research.


Innovation Leaders

Through programs like Pitt+Me and the Pitt Innovation Challenge (PInCh®), CTSI continues to be a leader of innovation programming. With the announcement of the new Eureka Partners initiative, the Institute has once again renewed its commitment to developing cutting-edge ideas to future biomedical research at the University.


Research Facilitator Contacts

The CTSI research facilitators are research and regulatory experts who work to meet the individual needs of researchers in all aspects of their research.


CTSI Leadership

The CTSI leadership team consists of knowledge leaders within the medical, scientific, and professional fields. Under their guidance, CTSI creates, supports, and encourages opportunities that better the human condition.



Coordinator Connect: Fall 2022 Preview image

Inside you will find guidance on study website design and information about a new Dissemination and Implementation Science speakers series, a new NIH…

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Coordinator Connect: Summer 2022

Inside you will find information regarding free participant recruitment and engagement study materials templates, CTSI and NIH updates, information ab…

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Training the Next Generation of Research Assistants

Developed by CTSI for the Bidwell Training Program's Medical Assistant major, the STricklAnd Research Training (START) program, is a free, customized…

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CTSI is excited to announce the awardees of the Virginia Kaufman Pain Research Challenge 2022: STOPP: Stomp Out Peripheral Artery Disease Pain and Neu…

July 13, 2022
COVID-19 Grant Awardees: Where Are They Now?

In April 2020, CTSI awarded $900K to 17 different projects that addressed various aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, from studying the antibody respons…

July 6, 2022