ICRE News

February 28, 2019

Dr. Doris Rubio Named Director of the Institute for Clinical Research Education

Doris Rubio, PhD, became the new director of the Institute for Clinical Research Education (ICRE) on February 1, 2019. Wishwa Kapoor, MD, MPH, who founded and led the ICRE for over a dozen years, will move into the position of ICRE director of strategic planning. In 2005, the ICRE was created to house all of the University’s clinical and translational science educational efforts, as well as the Education, Training, and Career Development activities of the newly funded Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). Dr. Kapoor was appointed as ICRE director at that time, and he developed and expanded the breadth of the ICRE’s programming to train as many researchers as possible, and to provide them with a solid platform on which to build their careers. Dr. Kapoor’s contributions to Pitt’s reputation among academic institutions offering clinical and translational research training is incalculable. His leadership has been steady, inspiring, and marked by keen foresight. We are indebted to his vision and guidance, and we applaud his legacy in building a research training institute of the highest quality.

Dr. Rubio, a professor of medicine, bioinformatics, biostatistics, nursing, and clinical and translational science, has been ICRE co-director since 2007, leading efforts to forge partnerships with nine minority-serving institutions, which have enabled the ICRE to have a broader impact on workforce diversity. She has directed the CTSI Evaluation Core since its inception, establishing herself as a national expert in this area.


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