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 PInCh, CTSI continues to be a leader of innovation programming. With the announcement of the new Eureka Partners initiative, the Center has once again renewed its commitment to developing cutting edge opportunities 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.


Department Directory

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.


News & Events

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In this issue: the fifth annual Pitt Innovation Challenge (PInCh) awards, new NIH funded genome centers, funding opportunities, regulatory updates, a…

November 7, 2018
PInCh Awards $475K to Spur Innovation Around Human Performance

A total of $475,000 in prizes was awarded at the Pitt Innovation Challenge final event, in which teams competed with projects aimed at improving human…

September 27, 2018
Researchers Find Animations to be Effective in Accurately Measuring Pain

To improve communication about pain between patients and physicians, a team led by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC has develope…

August 6, 2018
All of Us Research Study

Altoona - Did you inherit a gene that makes you achy when you take drugs to lower your cholesterol? Could your genetics make you more likely to develo…

May 23, 2018
‘All of Us’ Million Person Precision Medicine Initiative Launches, Seeks Volunteers

Erricka Hager (center), health advocate at the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, listens as audience members at a May 2 press conference ask her and…

May 16, 2018