Diversify Workforce

Commitment to Diversity

At the Institute for Clinical Research Education, we are committed to enhancing the careers of clinical and translational researchers from underrepresented minorities in the health sciences. The groups shown to be underrepresented in biomedical research include:

  • Black or African Americans, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Hispanics or Latinos, Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders;
  • Individuals with disabilities; and
  • Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

In an effort to increase the number of individuals from underrepresented backgrounds in our training programs, we have created the ICRE Diversity Committee, chaired by Dr. Amber Johnson. The committee is made up of faculty members from multiple schools and departments at the University of Pittsburgh, all of whom have significant experience and leadership roles within the University. The committee's main charge is to help in the recruitment, support and mentorship of trainees from diverse backgrounds, with a focus on transitioning them through academic careers.

We are committed to increasing underrepresented trainees and scholars in all our programs including degree granting programs (Certificate, MS, PhD in Clinical and Translational Science) and in our career development programs along the entire pipeline of investigators from high school students to junior and senior faculty.

"Congratulations on a truly noteworthy and productive body of work that is a model for institutions nationally!!"

Jeannette E. South-Paul, MD
Andrew W. Mathieson
UPMC Professor and Chair
Department of Family Medicine

We have developed a number of programs specifically designed to promote diversity. These include:

ICRE Diversity Committee

Paula Davis, MA

Health Sciences Diversity

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