Team Science & Workforce Development


The Institute for Clinical Research Education (ICRE) is the home for the University of Pittsburgh's premier clinical and translational research training programs, as well as the home for the Team Science and Translational Workforce Development Cores of the CTSI. The ICRE also houses the KL2 and TL1 programs for the CTSI.

The ICRE, an avowed anti-racist organization, seeks to improve health outcomes, practice, and policy by creating an equitable, inclusive environment dedicated to educating the next generation of clinical and translational researchers and medical educators.

Through the CTSI Team Science and Workforce Development Cores, the ICRE:

  • Trains a diverse clinical and translational workforce at all levels using innovative and engaging educational approaches
  • Forges connections with industry and our community for an individualized approach to providing team members with training specific to his/her/their needs
  • Provides accessible competency-based training to all members of clinical and translational research teams 
  • Offers innovative online and hybrid training addressing emerging community partner priorities
  • Accelerates translation through commercialization and entrepreneurship training with new courses and academic tracks in Data Science and Implementation Science
  • Facilitates mentor training so that trainees have the optimum career development
  • Trains translational research teams to use human-centered design methods to optimize team function, creativity, inclusiveness, and impact
  • Embeds research reciprocity into translational research
  • Strives to diversify the clinical and translational research workforce as a means to enhance research receptivity among diverse communities  

 

Team Science and Workforce Development Core Services

  • Provide competency-based training to all members of translational and clinical research teams 
  • Offer innovative online and hybrid training 
  • Accelerate translation through commercialization and entrepreneurship training
  • Facilitate a mentoring program for moving discoveries into products
  • Develop comprehensive multi-tier science training for the entire translational science workforce 
  • Promote multidisciplinary collaboration to advance the culture of team science 
  • Expand team science leadership capacity 

Team & Contact Info

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Doris Rubio, PhD
Director, Team Science, Workforce Development, and KL2 | Director, Institute for Clinical Research Education
Phone: 412-692-4871
E-mail: dmr18@pitt.edu
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Megan Miller, MEd
Administrative Director, Institute for Clinical Research Education
Phone: 412-692-2018
E-mail: messt82@pitt.edu
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Marie K. Norman, PhD
Director of Team Science
Phone: 412-864-3024
E-mail: mkn17@pitt.edu