March 15, 2019

Everyone at the Pitt MSTP wishes you success as you take your next step in your medical career! 

March 5, 2019

Congratulations to both Dr. Steinman for receiving the Chancellor's Distinquished Teaching Award and to Dr. Flynn for receiving the Chancellor's Distinquished Research Award! 

January 23, 2019

Congratulations to Victoria Heinrich on the birth of her baby girl on Saturday January 19!

The proud new family is happy and healthy. 

January 9, 2019

Deepa Issar was awarded The Thomas-Pittsburgh Chapter Award as a First Year Scholar. She will be studying how neural activity and hemodynamic signals in the brain’s visual system are related to inform better diagnostics and treatment of brain disorders and injuries. To learn more go to

December 3, 2018

On December 3rd at 2pm MSTP student Kevin Levine will defend his dissertation titled "FGFR4 overexpression and hotspot mutations are druggable targets for endocrine-resistant lobular breast cancer." Good Luck Kevin!

September 17, 2018

The Institute for Clinical Research Education is highlighting Colleen Judge-Golden's work.  The article explains why Colleen has chosen to get a Ph.D. in Clinical and Translational Science Program: "She had begun to think about how much greater an impact the circumstances of people’s lives outside the hospital can have on the course of their treatment, far beyond what health professionals are able to accomplish during a short appointment in a clinic. She switched her focus to the area of...

September 16, 2018

Dr. Heather Acuff publishes her article "Association of Neuroimaging Measures of Emotion Processing and Regulation Neural Circuitries With Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder in Offspring at Risk for Bipolar Disorder," in  JAMA Psychiatry. She concludes "To our knowledge, this is the first study to use both cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses of emotion processing and regulation neural circuitries in youth at risk for BD vs comparative at-risk and healthy control groups. We show that greater right rACC...

September 12, 2018

MSTP Alumni Shinjini Kundu was awarded the 35 Innovators Under 35 2018 for her creation of an artificial-intelligence (AI) system that can decipher medical images.  From the MIT Technology Review, "Kundu’s system allows humans to look through the eyes of the computer to discover otherwise imperceptible...

August 13, 2018

Congratulations to student Aaron Sun, Ph.D., and alumni Ricardo Londono, Ph.D. for publishing their article "Differences in neural stem cell identity and differentiation capacity drive divergent regenerative outcomes in lizards and salamanders" in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.



While lizards and salamanders both exhibit the ability to regenerate amputated tails, the outcomes achieved by each are markedly different....