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.


News & Events

Coordinator Connect Newsletter: Summer 2019 Preview image

In this issue: novel forms of informed consent, tools for protocol and biosketch development, expansion of CTSI's Integrating Special Population Core,…

August 14, 2019
Finding a Rose in the Concrete: Richard Garland

In 1992, Richard Garland graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, a year after being released from the Western Penitentiary. Since then, Garland…

June 11, 2019
National Health Study Gains Local Participants as it Pushes for 1 Million

A year after the local launch of the nationwide All of Us health study, researchers in the landmark precision-medicine collaboration have more than 14…

June 5, 2019
From Bench to Bedside: Maliha Zahid

As a young girl, Maliha Zahid knew what she wanted to do – become a doctor. Yet, after becoming a doctor Maliha decided she also wanted to become a…

May 21, 2019
PInCh 2019 Advancing Projects

The following projects are invited to participate in Round Two of PInCh 2019.

May 20, 2019