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

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What do the polio vaccine, CPR, and double-organ transplantation have in common? They were all discovered thanks to researchers at the University of…

October 16, 2019
PInCh Awards $460K to Stimulate Innovation

A total of $460,000 in prizes was awarded at the Pitt Innovation Challenge (PInCh®) final event where teams presented their bold solutions to importan…

September 26, 2019
Pitt Challenge Hackathon

The Pitt Challenge Hackathon invites all students to compete to solve some of the biggest challenges facing healthcare today. Teams will be judged on…

August 21, 2019
Blazing a Trail: Erricka Hager

A lifelong love of books about science and history, coupled with a family of generations of strong black women, has led Erricka Hager to a space of co…

August 20, 2019
Coordinator Connect Newsletter: Summer 2019

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