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Research Fellowship & Rotations

The Department’s research fellowship and training opportunities provide the chance for individuals to work with renowned clinical and basic science investigators in a variety of disciplines.  Students can explore investigative careers, while others will develop into clinician-scientists who will be leaders in the field of anesthesiology research. Other academic career development programs outside the department, such as CEED, are also available as part of our integrated research training.

NIH T32 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
The goal of this program is to develop clinician-scientists who will be leaders in the field of anesthesia research, by providing rigorous postdoctoral research training with an emphasis on hypothesis-driven laboratory or clinical research.  Trainees, most of whom hold a MD degree, are expected to spend at least two years in the training program and devote a minimum of 80% effort toward their research. More info

Charles W. Schertz Research Fellowship
This research fellowship offers a twelve month research training opportunity for graduates of an anesthesiology residency or pain medicine fellowship program who intend to pursue an academic career. The program is open to individuals who have successfully completed a four-year residency in Anesthesiology and are board-certified or board-eligible.More info

CEED Program
The University of Pittsburgh Institute for Clinical Research’s Career Education and Enhancement for Health Care Diversity (CEED) Program is a career development fellowship for minorities who are underrepresented in academic medicine or the health sciences. The goal of CEED is to provide a solid foundation for a successful research career. Their unique program is designed for fellows, postdoctoral trainees, and junior faculty who are conducting health science research. More info

Summer Research Fellowships

Medical Student - FAER Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship
FAER created the Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship (MSARF) to encourage talented medical students to consider careers in anesthesiology research and perioperative medicine. The MSARF program offers medical students an 8 week anesthesia-related research experience, which typically takes place during the summer. http://faer.org/programs/medical-student-anesthesia-research-fellowship/

Undergraduate - Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) provides stimulating and rewarding research opportunities for undergraduates considering graduate education in biomedical research.  The program is administered by the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Graduate Program (IBGP) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.   The School of Medicine provides an exceptional environment for students to gain research experience under the guidance of internationally recognized scientists.

Research Rotations

Laboratory or clinical research rotations are available with departmental research faculty, many of whom hold appointments in basic science departments as well as joint appointments in several departments.

Anesthesia Residents may engage in a research rotation for up to six months in the third clinical year.  Potential and current residents are encouraged to review the website to learn more about the faculty’s research interests.
Medical, Graduate, and Undergraduate Students are encouraged to contact faculty members directly regarding rotation and/or thesis projects.   For information on current research projects available for students, click here.