Research in the Department of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh focuses on the cellular and molecular basis of human health and disease. Active research programs are led by a diverse faculty engaged in basic, translational and clinical areas. The development and maintenance of a successful, cutting-edge, highly published and well-funded research career is both rewarding and challenging. Fortunately, there are excellent resources in the Department, the School of Medicine, the University and beyond to help.
Although the roles and expectations for research involvement will vary depending on individual divisional/departmental needs and the particular Tenure stream or Non-tenure Faculty Pathway involved, it is important for all faculty to think about developing a cohesive theme for their scholarly activities. Whether the primary role in the research mission is to secure and serve as Principal Investigator on research grants, to support other research programs as a collaborator offering a particular area of expertise, or to develop and validate new clinical tests, being able to articulate one or two unifying themes that summarize the impact and productivity of this investigational work is important for career advancement and satisfaction.
Links contain useful information for the prospective grant application writer, including helpful hints on how to structure an application narrative and how the NIH review process works.
This site integrates important tips for grant preparation, including scientific and editorial review of grant applications (free!) for Pitt faculty in the schools of the health sciences.
This article is dated but the six parts of the article provide helpful tips.
The Pathology faculty includes investigators of all academic ranks whose projects span nearly every aspect of human health and disease. The faculty list provides starting point for identification of mentors and collaborators.
Archives of the OACD
The mission of the Office of Research, Health Sciences, OORHS, is to foster both the emerging and the established research enterprises within and across the six schools of the Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.
Workshop downloads on conflict management, career plans and effective use of annual performance evaluations from this joint UPMC and U Pitt program.
ASIP is a professional society whose members investigate mechanisms of disease.
Refer to this link for information on the CV format and documentation required for tenure stream and non-tenure stream promotions.
Graduates will have access to a continuing Career Mentoring Program CaMP.
A grant program for Assistant and Associate Professors, whose primary focus is research (basic and clinical), to assist with personal responsibilities outside of work.