Completed Programs

Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) Scholars Program

The CER Scholars Program was a multidisciplinary, comprehensive, and individualized career development program funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) through the K12 mechanism.

The CER Scholars Program trained 4 investigators from 2010 to 2013.

Short-Term Access to Research Training Program (START UP)

This 8-week summer research program was for students enrolled in doctoral programs in the Schools of the Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. It combined an individualized mentored research experience with group sessions focused on multidisciplinary translational research.

START UP trained 56 investigators from 2007 to 2011.

RAND–University of Pittsburgh Scholars Program

This 2-year program was for postdoctoral fellows seeking to pursue careers in health services research or health policy. It was sponsored by the RAND–University of Pittsburgh Health Institute (RUPHI), and supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

The RAND-University of Pittsburgh Scholars Program trained 12 investigators from 2008 to 2014.

Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship Program

This nationally recognized program, funded jointly by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Office of the Dean of the School of Medicine, was for medical students enrolled in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine or other medical schools in the United States. Students were given a stipend and tuition to pursue a certificate in clinical research and conduct mentored clinical research over 1 year between their third and fourth year of medical school.

The Doris Duke Fellowship trained 41 investigators from 2008 to 2013.

Professional Mentoring Skills Enhancing Diversity (PROMISED)

This program provided online leadership training for mentors committed to mentoring those from diverse backgrounds. A 2-day program in Pittsburgh provided intensive training by certified career coaches to enable mentors to incorporate career coaching into their mentoring. PROMISED was federally funded as part of the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN), and led by Doris Rubio, PhD, Co-Director of the ICRE.

PROMISED trained 77 investigators from 2016 to 2017.

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Scholars Program (PCOR K12)

The PCOR Scholars Program was a multidisciplinary, comprehensive and individualized career development K12 program funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The program provided training in CER/PCOR, experiential learning in working with stakeholders, and mentoring and career coaching.

The PCOR Scholars Program trained 11 investigators from 2014 to 2019.

Expanding National Capacity in PCOR through Training (ENACT)

The AHRQ-funded ENACT program trained investigators from Minority Serving Institutions in Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR). The program offered online courses on fundamental and advanced PCOR methods, as well as a one-year fellowship with immersive experience and rigorous multi-institutional mentoring.

A total of 22 fellows and 97 other trainees participated in the ENACT program, which ran from 2015 to 2019.


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