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.



Pitt’s ACT Network Team Recognized for Publications and Presentations Preview image

The ACT Network is committed to adding to the national scientific knowledge base and spreading innovation, a goal which is accomplished with the help…

February 17, 2021
CTSI Coordinator Connect Newsletter: Winter 2021

Inside you will find information about a new training program for research assistants, resources for regulatory guidance, advice regarding using socia…

February 3, 2021
CTSI Coordinator Connect Newsletter: Fall 2020

Inside you will find information about the Pitt Innovation Challenge (PInCh) awards, engaging stakeholders in research projects, educational and fundi…

November 25, 2020
CTSI's Virtual Coffee Break Series Premiere

Grab a steaming cup of joe for CTSI’s new Virtual Coffee Break series! In the premiere episode, Dr. Mylynda Massart, and a special guest, discuss the…

October 7, 2020
'I Won't Be Used as a Guinea Pig for White People'

Mistrust of vaccines runs deep in African-American communities. Against formidable odds, Father Paul Abernathy and his teams are trying to convince re…

October 7, 2020

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All of Us PA and Monroeville Library presents Covid Vaccine Facts and Fiction

Join Mylynda Massart and Hanifa Nakiryowa as they discuss the truth and importance of receiving a Covid-19 vaccine. while answering questions and helping to eliminate any fears associated with getting the vaccine.