University of Pittsburgh / UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh


Pittsburgh, PA

Date Posted

November 30, 2022

The University of Pittsburgh Division of General Academic Pediatrics is accepting applications for our Academic General Pediatrics Research Fellowship. Our APA-accredited research fellowship is funded by a HRSA NRSA T32 and supports both MD/DO fellows and PhD post-docs dedicated to advancing child health and health equity through primary care research. Our goal is to provide fellows the skills needed to launch independent research careers through mentored research experience, coursework, and co-learning with co-fellows. During a 2-3 year fellowship, fellows will:

  • Earn a Masters of Science in Clinical Research through the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Clinical Research Education (PhD fellows take selected courses)
  • Conduct mentored research with interdisciplinary mentoring teams, including GAP research groups with expertise in clinical trials, health services research, clinical informatics, health equity, and community-based participatory research
  • Receive grant-writing training, focused on developing a submission-ready career development award
  • Develop close mentoring relationships with NIH-funded researchers and community mentors
  • Join a community of learners across multiple disciplines through writing groups, work-in-progress presentations, and professional development seminars
  • Continue to grow their clinical primary care skills by caring for children within the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Primary Care Center, which is a primary teaching site for CHP residents.

Individuals from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine are encouraged to apply. We are committed to growing academic leaders who create spaces that are more inclusive for patients, trainees, mentees, staff, and colleagues. We strive to promote not just tolerance, but adoration for all groups, particularly those for whom academic medicine has historically not represented or has mistreated. We seek to honor the identities you bring to your academic lives, including dimensions of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender and gender identity, sexuality, class, religion, language preferences, and ability. We recognize the specific ongoing harm of anti-Blackness in the United States, in medicine, in research, and in academia, and commit to continually educating ourselves and incorporating anti-racist practices in our work as educators, clinicians, and researchers.


To apply through our online application:

T32 Post-Doctoral Scholar Eligibility:

  • Be US citizens and permanent residence (individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible)
  • Have completed either (1) three years of US pediatric residency or (2) completed a PhD in a child or adolescent-health related field (e.g., public health, social work, nursing, psychology)
  • Be able to commit 100% effort (40 hours per week) for at least two years to the Program
  • Not be or not have been a principal investigator on a R01 or R21 award or on a subproject of a P01, P50, U54, or K series grant

Questions? Please contact Dr. Kristin Ray, Program Director,

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