Health Sciences Diversity

Professional Development

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to supporting the professional development of faculty, postdoctoral associates, trainees, and clinical fellows. Opportunities include:


Promoting Academic Talent in Health Sciences (PATHS)

PATHS is a joint venture between the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC. This professional development program is designed to encourage diverse faculty success.

PATHS pairs residents, fellows, and junior faculty members with senior faculty mentors in order to facilitate the retention and upward progression of mentees into senior faculty positions at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC. 

Mentors serve as a guide and advocate for mentees through advising and identifying opportunities for advancement within the organization. Through the development of a career mentoring relationship, mentors assist in the navigation of the academic environment and provide access to tools, experiences, connections, and a support system for the mentee.

Institute for Clinical Research and Education

The Institute for Clinical Research Education is the home for the University of Pittsburgh's premier clinical and translational research training programs as well as the home for the Research Education and Career Development Core of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).

Training Early Academic Mentors (TEAM)

As a mentee in academia, we all hope for "good" mentors, but what does that mean, and how can you learn to be a skilled mentor? Training Early Academic Mentors (TEAM) is a one-year program, starting January 2012, offered by the Institute for Clinical Research Education to increase the knowledge, skills and practice of mentoring among new mentors.

Postdoctoral Associates and Trainees

Residents and Clinical Fellows

University of Pittsburgh Year of Healthy U

This year Pitt is studying, recognizing, and appreciating practices that promote good health, showing how a cross disciplinary understanding of health can lead to better lives. The Year of Healthy U will advance our understanding of health in all its forms and renew our commitment to fostering a healthy community.